Episodes

“Sleeping During the Day” by Herb Lotz A Special ¡COLORES! program Honoring Veterans Day, with the Entire Show Devoted to Veterans Saturday November 12 at 4:00pm on Ch. 5.1 Featuring: Roy Breckenridge • Jim Rogers • Herb Lotz • Kenny … Continue reading New Mexico Veteran Artists Roy Breckenridge, Jim Rogers, Herb Lotz and Kenny Bass, and Filmmaker Eric Christensen

Airing Saturday November 5th at 4pm on 5.1 CHIP THOMAS A clarion call, artist Chip Thomas installs a mural at Albuquerque’s Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge dedicated to our relationship with nature.  “It’s all about the process of creating with … Continue reading Chip Thomas, Colleen McCulla, Kim Matthews, Korean American Youth Performing Artists

Airs Saturday, October 8th at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Joel Nakamura Blending folk art, dreams, and cultural mythology, Santa Fe painter Joel Nakamura says he has been creating strange pictures his whole life. “The journey to create the work, … Continue reading Joel Nakamura, Robert Miley, Ralph Fasanella, Carole Harris

Airs Saturday, October 1 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Roberto Mondragón With a passion for culture and tradition, renowned New Mexican musician Roberto Mondragón emphasizes the importance of stories and song. “I don’t think you would have much of … Continue reading Roberto Mondragón, Rufus Chalmers, Matthew Saunders, Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland

Airs Saturday, September 24 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Adam McKinney Santa Fe dancer Adam McKinney shares how genealogy and memory fuel his performance. “What does the blood know? What do we know in our cells, in our DNA … Continue reading Adam McKinney, Midori, Jason Garcia

Airs Saturday, September 17 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Arthur Lopez Santa Fe santero Arthur Lopez uses traditional iconography in a contemporary way. “In New Mexico especially, you have imagery and patronages that are a little bit different from … Continue reading Arthur Lopez, Frei family, Setsuhi Shiraishi, Kevin Sloan

Airs Saturday, September 10 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Max-Carlos Martinez Inspired by his New Mexican ancestry, Santa Fe artist Max-Carlos Martinez paints a history of cultural assimilation in America. “Who are we as American, who am I as … Continue reading Max-Carlos Martinez, Fawzia Khan, Dan Fong, Broadway Dance Lab

Airs Saturday, September 3 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Cipriano Vigil Musician Cipriano Vigil keeps northern New Mexico’s folk music tradition alive. The stories and the music also tell the region’s history. “It is important to have the family … Continue reading Cipriano Vigil, Kevin Mount, Henry Ford Museum’s Glass Blowing Shop

Airs Saturday August 27, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nicolai Fechin Join us for a special look at the life, work, and beautiful home of Russian painter Nicolai Fechin, now the site of the Taos Art Museum. Fechin left … Continue reading Nicolai Fechin, Nick Abdalla, Lea Anderson

Airs Saturday, August 20 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Common Ground Exhibition In the last of a three part series, Albuquerque Museum curator Andrew Connors discusses new approaches to art in the museum’s Common Ground exhibition. “Modern art creates … Continue reading Common Ground Exhibition, Angela Vories, Los Angeles Drama Club, Louis Comella

Airs Saturday, August 13 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Common Ground Exhibition In our second of a three part series, Albuquerque Museum’s curator of art Andrew Connors shares more insights into his provocative Common Ground exhibition. In this segment … Continue reading Common Ground Exhibition, Chloe Dao, Dayton Performing Arts Center, Parviz Tanavoli

Airs Saturday, August 6 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Common Ground Exhibition Bringing a provocative new vision to New Mexico’s art history, Albuquerque Museum curator Andrew Connors asks, “Who is a real New Mexican and what is the real … Continue reading Common Ground Exhibition, Joan Baez, Jared Konopitski

Airs Saturday, July 30 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Mark Winter Mark Winter shares his one-of-a-kind collection and the rich history behind the elaborate charro suits and china poblana dresses that became the traditional attire of Mexican culture. See … Continue reading Mark Winter, Catalina Delgado-Trunk, Brandon Maldonado

Airs Saturday, July 23 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Paul Andrew Hutton In this special episode, Western historian and author Paul Andrew Hutton talks about writing history and his newest book, “The Apache Wars.” A major work of history, … Continue reading Paul Andrew Hutton

Airs Saturday, July 16 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Lowrider Summer Beautiful low rider cars on parade, poetry, and family are highlighted in the fantastic “Lowrider Summer” event that took place at Santa Fe’s plaza. “When a lowrider passes … Continue reading Lowrider Summer, Brian Greene, Porfirio Gutierrez, Virginia Fifields

Airs Saturday, July 9 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Mark Childs and Ellen Babcock Albuquerque’s Mark Childs and Ellen Babcock share a rare discovery… the designs for many of Route 66’s iconic neon signs. “They have that aspect of … Continue reading Mark Childs and Ellen Babcock, Beck and Orr, Grace Natoli Sheldon, Michael Roque Collins

Airs Saturday, July 2 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Don Usner In collaboration with the New Mexico History Museum, cultural historian Don Usner shares the heart of car culture: lowriding. “A lowrider is a ride. It’s a car that’s … Continue reading Don Usner, Live The Rhythm, Gerardo Pereda-Rosas, Tennille Finnegan-Saldivar

Airs Saturday June 25, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jim Vogel Painter Jim Vogel Captures The Magic of Life and Culture In New Mexico. “This may look like I’m representing a time past. But it’s still here… You have … Continue reading Jim Vogel, Larry Mitchell, Gurudarshan Khalsa

Airs Saturday, June 18 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jason Garcia Tewa artist Jason Garcia (Santa Clara) combines traditional Pueblo art forms with pop culture. “What fuels my work is looking at documenting the ever-changing cultural landscape of Santa … Continue reading Jason Garcia, The Missing Peace Art Space, Dance – the Next Generation

Airs Saturday, June 11 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Robert Lynch Motivated by his mission to advance the arts in society, Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, discusses what New Mexico brings to the conversation. … Continue reading Robert Lynch, Sibylle Szaggars Redford, Rachel Ignotofsky, The Miami City Ballet

Airs Saturday, June 4 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Chris Collins Santa Fe sculptor Chris Collins transforms mundane, everyday objects into art. “My fascination comes from that root of alchemy. To transmute materials…to bring something into a higher vibration.” … Continue reading Chris Collins, Suzanne Sellers, Nathan Meltz, Arbor Opera Theater

Airs Saturday May 28, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 William Wilson Navajo photographer William Wilson uses the 19th century tintype process to add to our understanding of portraiture. “What if an Indian invented photography? Would there be another set … Continue reading William Wilson, Basia Irland, Jami Porter Lara

Airs Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Sasha vom Dorp Taos artist Sasha vom Dorp discovers extraordinary photographic images. “These are very small moments in time and I like to think of them as documentations of this … Continue reading Sasha vom Dorp, The Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Ostad Elahi

Airs Saturday, May 14 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Thomas Ashcraft Thrilled with the prospect of discovery, Santa Fe’s Thomas Ashcraft records rare atmospheric phenomena. “If chance favors the prepared observer, how does the observer prepare? So, how can … Continue reading Thomas Ashcraft, Anna Cohen, “The Art Center”

Airs Saturday, May 7 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jesse Nusbaum Jesse Nusbaum played a significant role in developing the Spanish Pueblo Revival style. A prolific photographer in the early 20th century, he documented Santa Fe and New Mexico. … Continue reading Jesse Nusbaum, Mark Sudduth, John King

Airs Saturday April 30, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Cedra Wood Painter Cedra Wood considers how we live in our environment to create work that is plausible yet seems unrealistic. Chad Person Iconoclastic artist Chad Person creates collages using … Continue reading Cedra Wood, Chad Person, Maude Andrade

Airs Saturday, April 23 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 SITE Santa Fe In this ¡COLORES! special, SITE Santa Fe creators discuss the need for a thought-provoking, contemporary artistic dialogue in New Mexico. “Ultimately, what brings us together has to … Continue reading SITE Santa Fe

Airs Saturday, April 16 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 David Berkeley Santa Fe musician, and author of “The Free Brontosaurus,” David Berkeley shares how stories connect people. “Ultimately, what brings us together has to be something that hits us … Continue reading David Berkeley, Thomas Hart Benton, Dennis DeVendra

Airs Saturday, April 9 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Allan Houser Chiricahua Apache sculptor, Allan Houser, worked tirelessly to create works that reflected his heritage and spoke to an international audience. “He was evolving into his own form, of … Continue reading Allan Houser, Enrique Celaya, Janet Echelman

Airs Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Allan Houser One of the most important American artists of the 20th century, Chiricahua Apache sculptor, painter and educator Allan Houser left an enduring legacy. “Allan was a person who … Continue reading Allan Houser, Danny Elfman, Cat Del Buono

Airs Saturday March 26, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Ed Haddaway Albuquerque sculptor Ed Haddaway pursues the irrational, the unconscious, and the intangible. “I don’t know how anybody can get through this life without a sense of humor.” Matthew … Continue reading Ed Haddaway, Matthew McDuffie, Aaron Noble

Airs Saturday, March 19 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nanibah Chacon Artist Nanibah Chacon honors Albuquerque’s Wells Park neighborhood with a mural on the Harwood Art Center. “I wanted to take these tattoos of people around Albuquerque and put … Continue reading Nanibah Chacon, Alec Soth, PlatteForum

Airs Saturday, March 12 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Miguel Gandert Renowned New Mexican photojournalist Miguel Gandert’s common ancestry with his subjects helped him create an insider’s view of contemporary Indo-Hispano culture – a culture which, despite change, maintains … Continue reading Miguel Gandert, Alicia J. Rose, Gordon Parks

Airs Saturday, March 5 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nina Elder Santa Fe’s Nina Elder examines the visual evidence of land use in the American West. She explores the delineation between land and landscape, beauty and banality. “I hope … Continue reading Nina Elder, Erin Gruwell, Wilfredo Lam, Zedric Keith

Airs Saturday February 27, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jessica Helen Lopez Nationally recognized slam poet and the new poet laureate of Albuquerque, Jessica Helen Lopez shares her inspiration and a performance. “I want to talk more about the … Continue reading Jessica Helen Lopez, Hampton Sides, Nic Nicosia

Airs Saturday, February 20 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 “Health Seekers” In the early 1900s, Albuquerque became a destination and a symbol of hope for many who were suffering tuberculosis. “Health Seekers” came seeking a cure in the high … Continue reading “Health Seekers”, “The Women’s List”, Angela Roth

Airs Saturday, February 13 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Amie Rangel Albuquerque artist Amie Rangel documents the urban landscape to raise awareness of how we live. “It starts to bring up how our infrastructure changes — essential things, like … Continue reading Amie Rangel, Christopher Sperandio, Jera Rose Petal Lodge

Airs Saturday, February 6 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Richard Hogan Since the 1970s, Richard Hogan has been one of Albuquerque’s most celebrated painters. He sees his paintings as objects, and uses line and color to build spatial tension. … Continue reading Richard Hogan, Sherry Hill, Dale Chihuly

Airs Saturday January 30, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Alexander Girard Internationally acclaimed designer Alexander Girard created a mid-century masterpiece for Albuquerque’s Unitarian Church – a mural of over 5000 pieces celebrating all faiths. “He looked at the world … Continue reading Alexander Girard, Dyanna Taylor, Woody Gwyn

Airs Saturday, January 23 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Betty Busby Experimenting with textures, fabrics, dyeing and weaving, Albuquerque fiber artist Betty Busby makes stunning works of art that go beyond traditional quilt making. “The branching of trees is … Continue reading Betty Busby, A. J. Meek, August Wilson

Airs Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Pueblo Bonito Hidden by time and its remote location deep in Chaco Canyon, Pueblo Bonito is one of New Mexico’s greatest works of architecture. “I think for a lot of … Continue reading Pueblo Bonito, Regina Carter, Daniel Ho

Airs Saturday, January 9 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 T.C. Cannon Native American T.C. Cannon’s defining work, “Collector #5,” captures the heart of a revolutionary time. “He was really good at capturing the human condition. And he also wanted … Continue reading T.C. Cannon, Maria Lowenstein, Charlotte Kruk, Dorothy Tanner

Airs Saturday January 2, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nicolai Fechin Join us for a special look at the life, work, and beautiful home of Russian painter Nicolai Fechin, now the site of the Taos Art Museum. Fechin left … Continue reading Nicolai Fechin, Nick Abdalla, Lea Anderson

Airs Saturday, December 19 at 4:30 pm on Ch.5.1 Michael Naranjo Website In this special holiday segment, COLORES! features one of New Mexico’s favorite sculptors, Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo). Blinded while serving in the Vietnam War, Naranjo has since … Continue reading Michael Naranjo, René Magritte, Albert Paley

Airs Saturday December 12, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Victor Higgins Taos Painter Victor Higgins’ somber and beautiful painting, Winter Funeral, transcends time. “Taos Painter Victor Higgins’ somber and beautiful painting, Winter Funeral, transcends time” Also on the program: … Continue reading Victor Higgins, Kurt Fishback, Maureen Hood

Airs Saturday December 5, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 John Nichols Timeless, loving… The Milagro Beanfield War captured hearts around the world through mixing culture, social justice, and humor. Author John Nichols shares his inspiration for the story. “The … Continue reading John Nichols, The Urban Conga, Mark Rothko

Airs Saturday November 21, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Bill Gilbert New Mexico land artist Bill Gilbert shares his approach. “It is about thinking about that relationship, your relationship as a human being to the planet as your subject … Continue reading Bill Gilbert, Edgar Allen Poe, Kenny Rivero

Airs Saturday November 14, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Denise Chávez A distinguished author, playwright, and activist, New Mexican Denise Chávez shares her inspiration. “If you’re attuned to the writing of the world and the story of the world, … Continue reading Denise Chávez, Amir Taghi, Alice Austen

Airs Saturday November 7, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Don Usner In collaboration with the New Mexico History Museum, cultural historian Don Usner shares the heart of car culture: LOWRIDING “A lowrider is a ride. It’s a car that’s … Continue reading Don Usner, Live the Rhythm, Gerardo Pereda-Rosas, Tennille Finnegan-Saldivar

Airs Saturday October 31, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Eugene Newmann New Mexican Eugene Newmann shares his vision of what is beyond the narrative of a painting without dismissing the familiar. “The first hit at a subject was great … Continue reading Eugene Newmann, Patrick Nagatani, Willy Bo Richardson

Airs Saturday October 24, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Ernest Blumenschein Taos painter Ernest Blumenschein’s beautiful and complex “Star Road and White Sun” provokes a new dialogue. “He comes completely into his own in the crucible of the landscape … Continue reading Ernest Blumenschein, Sheri “Sparkle” Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Greg Shochko

Airs Saturday October 17, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Kirk Gittings One of New Mexico’s finest landscape photographers, Kirk Gittings finds the greatest sense of presence in abandoned and unpopulated places. “You don’t always know what you are looking … Continue reading Kirk Gittings, Zoot Theatre Company, Rebecca Vizard, Carlos Hernandez

Airs Saturday October 10, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Clinton Adams Clinton Adams, a modernist painter, lithographer, and scholar, was a force in transforming Albuquerque’s arts. “One of the things I most admired was his ability to see the … Continue reading Clinton Adams, Paul Haner, Jim Seigler, Joe Muni

Airs Saturday October 3, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Raymond Jonson Over the course of his prolific career, Albuquerque’s Raymond Jonson championed abstract painting. He held the deep belief art could transform and uplift the world. “I thought he … Continue reading Raymond Jonson, Jason Aaron, Kate de Para

Airs Saturday September 26, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Juan Wijngaard Corrales, New Mexico’s, Renaissance man, Juan Wijngaard, doesn’t stick to one artistic medium. “I don’t think I have an option about creating things or not. At this point … Continue reading Juan Wijngaard, Dana Foy, Judy Chicago

Airs Saturday September 19, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Frederico Vigil New Mexico fresco artist Frederico Vigil shares how the history of the people of New Mexico inspires the torreón fresco, “Mundos de Mestizaje.” “I think the idea and … Continue reading Frederico Vigil, Jesús Rafael Soto, David Lynch

Airs Saturday September 12, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Betty Sabo Acclaimed Albuquerque landscape painter Betty Sabo saw painting as a way to express emotion. “Nobody paints adobes in snow like Betty. I can’t tell you how many people … Continue reading Betty Sabo, Peter Asher, EMPAC

Airs Saturday September 5, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Paul Barnes In this special 30-minute ¡COLORES!, co-producer and editor Paul Barnes, known for his collaborations with Ken Burns on some of the most seminal work in the history of … Continue reading Paul Barnes

Airs Saturday August 29, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 William Clift New Mexico photographer William Clift has spent years photographing the Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel and Shiprock. “…they’re really something more than nature. They’re something primordial, and at the … Continue reading William Clift, Alexander Girard, Jesus Muñoz

Airs Saturday August 22, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Georgia O’Keeffe Painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s first visit to New Mexico in 1929 forever changed her life. “O’Keeffe was looking for an escape, so she found that thing that so many … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe, Zach Braff, Harumi Abe

Airs Saturday August 15, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Howard Schleeter Almost lost to time, Albuquerque painter Howard Schleeter was one of New Mexico’s most renowned artists. “What the average person would not consider a great thing to paint, … Continue reading Howard Schleeter, Antsy McClain, George Rodrigue, Gary Kandziora

Airs Saturday August 8, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Clarissa Rizal Alaskan Tlingit artist Clarissa Rizal creates Chilkat weavings and button blankets highly regarded for their unique beauty and the stories they hold. See Clarissa’s work and other vintage … Continue reading Clarissa Rizal, Scott Heffley, In __ We Trust, “Spun: Adventures in Textiles”

Airs Saturday August 1, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Carl von Hassler Painter Carl von Hassler took the first step in establishing an artistic identity for Albuquerque. “Von Hassler had this ability to tell stories in a real way. … Continue reading Carl von Hassler, Kate Mahan, Virginia Krause

Airs Saturday July 25, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Ted Larsen Santa Fe sculptor Ted Larsen shares how perception can bring to light new answers to old problems. “When you’re experiencing art, it changes the way you see the … Continue reading Ted Larsen, Jamey Stillings, Luci Tapahonso

Airs Saturday July 18, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Pablita Velarde Overcoming all odds, Santa Clara Pueblo artist Pablita Velarde was true to herself and became a painter. “Oh, Pablita had courage.” Also on the program: Geeta Dave East … Continue reading Pablita Velarde, Geeta Dave, Norman Rockwell, Ken Burns

Airs Saturday July 11, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Benito Martinez From Albuquerque to Hollywood, actor Benito Martinez – known for roles in The Shield, Bless Me Ultima, American Crime, House of Cards and more – shares his inspiration. … Continue reading Benito Martinez, Samantha Lewis, Terry O’Neal, Finding Neverland

Airs Friday July 4, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Kathy Flynn Kathy Flynn shares stories of discovering and saving New Mexico’s WPA art treasures. “It’s just an amazing thing to see these things when you walk into a building, … Continue reading Kathy Flynn, Rebecca Eaton, THE SIMPSONS, Edgar Degas

Airs Saturday June 27, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Steina and Woody Vasulka Website Pioneers of video art, Santa Fe’s Steina and Woody Vasulka take us into their world. “It’s no fun to go and say today I am … Continue reading Steina and Woody Vasulka, Suzanne Vilmain, Peter Sarkisian

Airs Saturday June 20, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Helen Hardin Website Santa Clara Pueblo artist Helen Hardin was part of a generation of ground-breaking artists who transformed Native American painting. “You can just stand in front of one … Continue reading Helen Hardin, Andrew Spear, Amy Kollar Anderson, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Airs Saturday June 13, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Lea Anderson Website Albuquerque artist Lea Anderson uses the biological patterns of life to hint at the unseen world of ideas. “I’m curious about how that world beyond the scientific … Continue reading Lea Anderson, William Donati, Jon Hill, Counterfeit Art

Airs Saturday June 6, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Ramón José López A National Heritage Fellow, Santa Fe santero Ramón José López shares how his rich heritage influences his artwork. “The main reason I continue in the traditional methods … Continue reading Ramón José López, Abrahán Garza, Michael Bise, Lee Kogan

Airs Saturday May 30, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 ANTOINE PREDOCK Website New Mexico Architect Antoine Predock shares his vision. “Architecture, with a capital A, is a poetic encounter — with a client, with a site, with a place, … Continue reading Antoine Predock, Kenji Kondo, Stacey Neff

Airs Saturday May 23, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Irvin Trujillo Website Seventh generation Chimayó, New Mexico, weaver Irvin Trujillo shares his vision. “I really feel that in my career as a weaver, I was entrusted with the tradition … Continue reading Irvin Trujillo, Justin Hayward, Mark Morris, Yo-Yo Ma

Airs Saturday May 16, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Arthur Lopez Website Santa Fe santero Arthur Lopez uses traditional iconography in a contemporary way. “In New Mexico especially, you have imagery and patronages that are a little bit different … Continue reading Arthur Lopez, The Frei family, Setsuhi Shiraishi, Kevin Sloan

Airs Saturday May 9, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jami Porter Lara Website New Mexico ceramicist Jami Porter Lara sees her work as reverse archeology. “Part of my interest here is in looking differently at the plastic bottle so … Continue reading Jami Porter Lara, Noah Deledda, Alicia Rose, Amy Leibrand

Airs Saturday May 2, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Stuart Arends Website International-renowned & collected New Mexico painter Stuart Arends struggles with interpretation. “I was really frustrated in my studio practice for years, of not knowing what to paint. … Continue reading Stuart Arends, Dangerdust, Jenny Fine, Justin Majeczky

Airs Saturday April 25, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Chris Eyre Website Film director Chris Eyre, winner of the Sundance Filmmakers trophy and winner of Best Film at the American Indian Film Festival, shares his inspiration and creative vision. … Continue reading Chris Eyre, Jerry Wellman & Matthew Chase-Daniel, National Dance Institute of New Mexico

Airs Friday April 17 at 9:00 pm and Saturday April 18, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nick Abdalla Website Longtime Albuquerque artist Nick Abdalla finds that process is the most important. “I’ve learned how to play again.” Barbara Sorensen … Continue reading Nick Abdalla, Barbara Sorensen, Howard Solomon, Joe Powers

Airs Friday April 10, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Godfrey Reggio Website This week, COLORES! presents a special evening with one of New Mexico’s most renowned filmmakers, Godfrey Reggio, Friday, April 10 at 9:00 pm on Ch.5.1. This evening … Continue reading Godfrey Reggio

Airs Friday April 3, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Midori Website World-renowned violinist Midori gives New Mexicans a special performance. Invited by the Corrales Music in Schools program, she shares her inspirations about music and insights into the importance … Continue reading Midori, Christopher Plummer, Barbara Page

Airs Friday March 27, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Michael Naranjo Website During the Vietnam War, New Mexican sculptor Michael Naranjo was blinded. For the last 40 years, he has produced works of splendid artistry. “If you want to … Continue reading Michael Naranjo, Tanaya Winder, Ray Maseman

Airs Friday March 20, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Cannupa Hanska Website Santa Fe ceramicist Cannupa Hanska creates playful, fierce, and fantastical creatures. “I find truth to be really rigid and fragile whereas honesty and sincerity have a level … Continue reading Cannupa Hanska, John Gurche, Dunya Mikhail, Bill Reid

Airs Friday March 13, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jonathan Blaustein Website Taos photographer Jonathan Blaustein goes grocery shopping with one dollar. “I was thinking about what it means to be a food consumer in the 21st century.” The … Continue reading Jonathan Blaustein, The Hip Hop Industry, Sacramento, California Artists, WE CARE ARTS

Airs Friday March 6, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jason Garcia Website Tewa artist Jason Garcia combines traditional Pueblo art forms with pop culture. “What fuels my work is looking at documenting the ever-changing cultural landscape of Santa Clara … Continue reading Jason Garcia, The Missing Peace Art Space, Dance – The Next Generation

Airs Friday February 27, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Michael Berman Website Photographer Michael Berman shows what is beyond the science of ecology by capturing the open spaces of New Mexico’s wilderness. “And I think art is really a … Continue reading Michael Berman, Bill Gilbert, Erin Currier

Airs Friday February 20, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jessica Helen Lopez Website Nationally recognized slam poet Jessica Helen Lopez made the Southwest Books of the Year list with her first collection of poetry and she is the new … Continue reading Jessica Helen Lopez, Jonathan Latiano, Paul Bialas, Heimrad Bäcker

Airs Friday February 13, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Erin Cone Website Santa Fe painter Erin Cone plays with human gesture and abstracting form. “I think I’m very interested in the composition and the pure form, and distilling the … Continue reading Erin Cone, Charles James, Himalayan Deities, K12 Gallery & TEJAS

Airs Friday February 6, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Dennis Larkins Website Santa Fe painter Dennis Larkins uses iconic imagery from the ‘50s and ‘60s to engage his audience. “One of the primary aspects of Pop Surrealism is the … Continue reading Dennis Larkins, Joseph Watson, Bonhams Motorcycle Auction, Jessica Fellowes

Airs Friday January 30, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Ramón José López A National Heritage Fellow, Santa Fe santero Ramón José López shares how his rich heritage influences his artwork. “The main reason I continue in the traditional methods … Continue reading Ramón José López, Larry Littlebird, Carlos Contreras

Airs Friday January 23, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Tribeca Hacks Website On location for “Tribeca Hacks ” hackathon at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, COLORES! follows a team that focuses on language preservation. … Continue reading Tribeca Hacks, Nick and Kelli Lambiase, SMAG Dance Collective, Sherlock Holmes

Airs Friday January 16, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Adam McKinney Website Santa Fe dancer Adam McKinney shares how genealogy and memory fuel his performance. “What does the blood know? What do we know in our cells, in our … Continue reading Adam McKinney, Eric and Anthony McGriff, Teatro Prometeo, Marc Chagall

Airs Friday January 9, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Catalina Delgado Trunk Website Albuquerque papel picado artist Catalina Delgado Trunk explores mythologies from pre-Columbian Mexico. “Folk art, in whatever discipline is expressed, is constantly evolving. It’s an expression of … Continue reading Catalina Delgado Trunk, Edward Hopper, Orlando, Florida, Playground Theatre

Airs Friday January 2, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Bruce Lowney Website Artist Bruce Lowney shares the inspiration for his grand New Mexico landscapes and age old allegories. “Jung talks about the subconscious and the collective unconscious and that’s … Continue reading Bruce Lowney, Frank McCulloch, Robert Christensen

Airs Friday December 12, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Gurudarshan Khalsa Website Photographer Gurudarshan Khalsa creates photographic collages to help heal from a concussion. “Using the artwork and the creative process gave me a sense of peace and balance, … Continue reading Gurudarshan Khalsa, Laurie King, Jennifer Mercede, Ukrainian Museum

Airs Friday November 21, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Michael Hudock Website Albuquerque’s Michael Hudock creates abstract paintings that are inspired by reality. “I’m attracted to surfaces that have been affected by the elements, by time, and they develop … Continue reading Michael Hudock, Billy Childs, Atwater Brewery, Amanda Spayd

Airs Friday November 14th, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jim Vogel Website Painter Jim Vogel captures the magic of life and culture in New Mexico. “This may look like I’m representing a time past. But it’s still here… You … Continue reading Jim Vogel, Texas Southern University, Lance Greathouse, Dixie Friend Gay

Airs Friday November 7, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nicolai Fechin Website Join us for a special look at the life, work, and the beautiful home of Nicolai Fechin, now the site of the Taos Art Museum. One of … Continue reading Nicolai Fechin

Airs Friday October 31, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Brandon Maldonado Website New Mexico painter Brandon Maldonado sees Halloween and Dia de los Muertos sharing a common theme. “When we see things dying in Fall, it makes sense that … Continue reading Brandon Maldonado, Eric Anderson, Carlito Dalceggio, Jason Harrelson

Airs Friday October 24, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Woody Gwyn Website A visit on location with New Mexico landscape painter Woody Gwyn. In between brushstrokes, Woody defines what he sees. “I like abstraction by the way that seems … Continue reading Woody Gwyn, Max Beckmann, “Cross Currents” Exhibit

Airs Friday October 17, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Larry Mitchell Website Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer Larry Mitchell has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists, including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, and Ric Ocasek. In a … Continue reading Larry Mitchell, Syd Moen, Portland locals, Patrick Renner

Airs Friday October 10, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 William Wilson Website Navajo photographer William Wilson uses the 19th century tintype process to add to our understanding of portraiture. “What if an Indian invented photography? Would there be another … Continue reading William Wilson, The Wonderbound Dance Studio, Alexi DeVilliers, Bruce Munro

Airs Friday October 3, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Chad Person Website Iconoclastic artist Chad Person creates collages using U.S. bank notes. He lives in New Mexico and has taught numerous courses at the University of New Mexico. “I … Continue reading Chad Person, Magician Teller and Aaron Posner, “Art Night Live!”

Airs Friday September 26, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 George R. R. Martin Website ¡COLORES! present a new conversation with George R. R. Martin, author of the immensely popular books “A Song of Ice and Fire,” adapted into the … Continue reading George R. R. Martin, Lucia Koch, “The Railway Man”

Airs Friday September 12, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Cedra Wood Website Albuquerque painter Cedra Wood is intrigued if not inspired by the environment. She creates work that is plausible yet seems unrealistic. Jason Rohlf Website Abstract artist Jason … Continue reading Cedra Wood, Jason Rohlf, Miki Lansdowne, The “Heart Gallery”

Airs Friday September 5, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nic Nicosia Website Santa Fe’s Nic Nicosia shares how photography is about making a picture, not taking a picture. “The reason I chose to use a camera to make my … Continue reading Nic Nicosia, Wayne Cain & Daniel White, Garrett Finney, Heidi Kambitsch

Airs Friday August 29, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Dyanna Taylor Website Santa Fe’s Dyanna Taylor reflects on being the granddaughter of photographer Dorothea Lange and shares her vision for making the film “Dorothea Lange:Grab a Hunk of Lightning” … Continue reading Dyanna Taylor, James Turrell, JW Johnston, Cast members from “Call the Midwife”

Airs Friday August 22, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Wayne Shrubsall Albuquerque banjo master Wayne Shrubsall seeks the soul in every note he plays. “I can’t hear someone play the banjo on the radio or TV without wanting to … Continue reading Wayne Shrubsall, Steve Martin, Zeb Andrews

Airs Friday August 15, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Marie Romero Cash Website Santa Fe santera Marie Romero Cash shares how she needed to push the boundaries of creativity. “Once I started going beyond the rules, it just became … Continue reading Marie Romero Cash, Richard Birkett, Sara Swink, Tarell McCraney

Airs Friday August 8, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Aaron Noble Website Muralist Aaron Noble and young artists at Albuquerque’s Warehouse 508 paint a portal to another universe. “I want people to know that anything is possible as long … Continue reading Aaron Noble, James Gulliver, Third Coast Kings, Scrapdaddy

Airs Friday August 1, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Naomi Natale Website Albuquerque-Based Social arts practitioner Naomi Natale of One Million Bones confronts the global issue of genocide. “…To move forward with this understanding and this respect, that if … Continue reading Naomi Natale, Rulan Tangen, Ian Ruhter

Airs Friday July 25, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Matthew McDuffie Website Screenwriter of the recent film Face of Love, New Mexico’s Matthew McDuffie shares what it’s like to write for film and TV. “There should never be a … Continue reading Matthew McDuffie, “One Chance” Film, Exhibition: Museum of the City of New York, Dougie Padilla

Airs Friday July 18, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Hampton Sides Website In this special 30 minute COLORES, bestselling author Hampton Sides shares his process for writing, the necessity of historical accuracy, and how the pleasure of reading is … Continue reading Hampton Sides

Airs Friday July 11, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jessica Helen Lopez Website Nationally recognized slam poet Jessica Helen Lopez made the Southwest Books of the Year list with her first collection of poetry and she is the new … Continue reading Jessica Helen Lopez, Jonathan Latiano, Paul Bialas, Heimrad Bäcker

Airs Friday June 27, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Maude Andrade Website Albuquerque painter Maude Andrade shares the process behind her abstracted landscapes and narratives. “Almost everything is autobiographical, but when I come to a new series of paintings, … Continue reading Maude Andrade, Arabella Tattershall, “Barkitecture”, “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity”

Airs Friday June 20, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 National Dance Institute of New Mexico Website National Dance Institute of New Mexico helps students make big steps in and out of the classroom through the art of dance. “When … Continue reading National Dance Institute of New Mexico, Frequent Flyer Productions, Amy Sackett, Arizona Pro Arte

Airs Friday June 13, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Basia Irland Website Using ice books and other metaphors, Albuquerque-based multi-award-winning eco-artist Basia Irland works with the complex issues of climate and ecological disruption. Basia Irland is an author, poet, … Continue reading Basia Irland, Mount Vesuvius, Lynne Parks, Karen Gustafson

Airs Friday June 6, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Kathy Flynn Kathy Flynn shares stories of discovering and saving New Mexico’s WPA art treasures. “It’s just an amazing thing to see these things when you walk into a building, … Continue reading Kathy Flynn, Rebecca Eaton, THE SIMPSONS, Edgar Degas

Airs Friday May 30, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Ed Haddaway Website Albuquerque sculptor Ed Haddaway pursues the irrational, the unconscious, and the intangible. “I’m always aware that my audience, or any audience, is doing half the work. It’s … Continue reading Ed Haddaway, Tim Mountz, Allen Bellman, The Grand Jeté

Airs Friday May 23, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Tanaya Winder Website New Mexico poet Tanaya Winder performs and shares her thoughts on the healing power of poetry. “A spoken story is more powerful than one left unsaid, one … Continue reading Tanaya Winder, Alex de Grassi, Humphrey Bogart

Airs Friday May 16, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Patrick Nagatani Website Albuquerque photographer Patrick Nagatani talks about fiction and truth. “My sensibility has always been that photographs actually lie. They tell stories and it all depends on how … Continue reading Patrick Nagatani, Go Comedy!, Charles Frederick Worth, Contemporary Korean Artists

Airs Friday May 9, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Erin Currier Website Santa Fe artist Erin Currier transforms trash into works of beauty. “The trash deities naturally led to a more socio- political work because I began searching for … Continue reading Erin Currier, Scott Hocking, Kasia Bilhartz, Jo Hamilton

Airs Friday May 2, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nora Naranjo-Morse Nora Naranjo-Morse shares how growing up in New Mexico’s Santa Clara Pueblo influenced her Pottery and Poetry. “To make something, to create something was a very essential part … Continue reading Nora Naranjo-Morse, Kate Casanova, James DeRosso, Dominique Martinez

Airs Friday April 25, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Juan Wijngaard Website Corrales New Mexico’s Renaissance man, Juan Wijngaard, doesn’t stick to one artistic medium. He’s a painter, book illustrator, musician and luthier (guitar-maker). “I don’t think I have … Continue reading Juan Wijngaard, Christopher Poor, Carlton Ward

Airs Friday April 18, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jeremy Thomas Website Santa Fe’s Jeremy Thomas shares his fiery sculpture process, in a film by Ric Serena. “One of the aspects of the work is the form, and it’s … Continue reading Jeremy Thomas, Eureka Forge Studio, Harley-Davidson, Andrea Li

Airs Friday April 11, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Janire Najera Website Spanish photographer Janire Najera discovers another side of New Mexico’s nuclear history. “I think it really inspired me. The Black Hole, kind of, told another story, another … Continue reading Janire Najera, Stephanie Rond, Fresh Artists

Airs Friday April 4, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Bill Gilbert Website New Mexico land artist Bill Gilbert shares his approach to creating art. “What makes land art, is that there’s a consciousness about that dialogue, the dialogue with … Continue reading Bill Gilbert, Edgar Allen Poe, Kao Kalia Yang, Kenny Rivero

Airs Friday March 28, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Albuquerque’s Art Community Leaders in Albuquerque’s art community discuss how to keep the arts a vital part of our lives. Interviewed: Sherri Brueggemann: Manager, Public Art UETF or (Public Art … Continue reading Albuquerque’s Art Community, The Irish Arts Center

Airs Friday March 21, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 John Nichols Website One of New Mexico’s favorite writers and author of “The Milagro Beanfield War,” John Nichols, asks himself tough questions. “So part of my art and my artwork … Continue reading John Nichols, John Backderf, Colin Matthes

Airs Friday March 14, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 David Muench Website New Mexico landscape photographer David Muench captures the timeless moment. “It’s the journey. You find the magic and mystery in a place by letting it talk to … Continue reading David Muench, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Tim Jaeger, Joshua Seftel

Airs Friday March 7, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Peter Sarkisian Website Santa Fe’s Peter Sarkisian sees video as a new medium for art making. “Essentially what I’m doing with video is I’m trying to transform an experience-killing medium. … Continue reading Peter Sarkisian, Michael Cina, The Beauty Box by Robert Hodge & Philip Pyle, Nick Cave

Airs Friday February 28, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jesus Muñoz Website For Albuquerque flamenco artist Jesus Muñoz, the dancer is vital to the music. “We are music. We have a certain rhythm and if you’re not clear with … Continue reading Jesus Muñoz, Giles Clement, Nicholas Harper, Philip Roth

Airs Friday February 21, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Armistead Maupin Website Author of the popular Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin talks about his experience. “When I came out as a gay man, when I moved to … Continue reading Armistead Maupin, Marvin Hamlisch, Nam Classic

Airs Friday February 14, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Frank McCulloch Website Granddaddy of New Mexico painters, Frank McCulloch shares how color, landscape, and being a New Mexican inspire his work. “It’s direct looking at things, but then it’s … Continue reading Frank McCulloch, Graham Nash, The Moanin’ Frogs, The classic Volkswagen Beetle

Airs Friday February 7, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Willy Bo Richardson Website New Mexico painter Willy Bo Richardson shares how discovering real world limitations allows him greater flexibility in the moment. “What’s beautiful about painting is that it … Continue reading Willy Bo Richardson, The Impressionists, Regional Theater, Jack Ross

Airs Friday January 31, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Axle Contemporary Website New Mexico artists Jerry Wellman and Matthew Chase-Daniel created Axle Contemporary using an aluminum service truck. They play with the idea of where and how art can … Continue reading Axle Contemporary, The Legacy Project, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, Jian Wang

Airs Friday January 24, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Dana Foy Website New Mexico photographer Dana Foy shares his experience of capturing what he calls the expanded moment. “What I am doing is trying to find something that’s unique … Continue reading Dana Foy, Chholing Taha, Gabriela Frank, Amelia Fais Harnas

Airs Friday January 17, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Max Evans Author of Rounders and High Low Country, Max Evans shares how the West and New Mexico inspired his writing. “All of life is creative if you’re open to … Continue reading Max Evans, Michael Endo, The Hollow Crown

Airs Friday January 10, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Alexander Girard Website Internationally acclaimed designer Alexander Girard created a mid-century masterpiece for Albuquerque’s Unitarian Church – a mural of over 5000 pieces celebrating all faiths. “He looked at the … Continue reading Alexander Girard, Fabergé Eggs, Georges Braque, Walter Arnold

– Airs Friday January 3, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jamey Stillings Website New Mexico photographer Jamey Stillings shares his vision for the construction of the largest solar thermal power plant in the world, Ivanpah Solar. “I’ve always found … Continue reading Jamey Stillings, Robert Silvers, Heidi Jung, Tom Balbo

Airs Friday December 20, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Larry Littlebird Website In a time when we need story more than ever, pueblo storyteller Larry Littlebird shares the importance of learning to listen. “Listening to what’s within is what … Continue reading Larry Littlebird, Julie Seltzer, Sanjay Patel, Don Harvey

Airs Friday December 13, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Chris Eyre Website In the second of a two-part interview, Native American filmmaker Chris Eyre shares his vision of what goes into creating characters and stories. “That’s what we’d have … Continue reading Chris Eyre, JoAnn Verburg, Gary Myers

Airs Friday December 6, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Chris Eyre Website In the first of a two-part interview, film director Chris Eyre, winner of the Sundance Filmmakers Trophy and Audience Award, and winner of Best Film at the … Continue reading Chris Eyre, Mel Brooks, Architects of Air

Airs Friday, November 22, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Kenji Kondo Website Visionary Albuquerque designer Kenji Kondo focuses on sustainability and aesthetics, but also on making design tools accessible to other artists. “The technology has kind of put manufacturing … Continue reading Kenji Kondo, Josh Mabe & Randy Valentine, Charlie Hoffman, Sam & Sarah Evans

Airs Friday, November 15, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Michael Naranjo Website During the Vietnam War, New Mexican sculptor Michael Naranjo was blinded. For the last 40 years, he has produced works of splendid artistry. “If you want to … Continue reading Michael Naranjo, Marc Rubin, Bill T. Jones, Trevor Nunn

Stacey Neff Website New Mexican Stacey Neff talks about the feminine aspect of nature and how the sense of gesture is inherent in her chosen medium of blown glass. “You’re working with gravity and heat so the glass is falling … Continue reading Stacey Neff, Karin Richardson, Eric Meek

Robert Christensen New Mexico Photographer Robert Christensen Makes Portraits Of Buildings That Reflect The Rugged And Independent Spirit Of New Mexico. “I’ve photographed an awful lot of buildings and the ones that look back at me… are the ones that … Continue reading Robert Christensen, Andrea Martin, Steve Cinnamon, Arnold Alaniz

Ian Ruhter Website Photographer and alchemist Ian Ruhter travels in a truck that is also his camera. He shares his experience photographing New Mexico. “When we’re shooting out in the elements, just a little bit of wind will shake the … Continue reading Ian Ruhter, Nancy Mooslin, Roman Vishniac, Stephen Nguyen

Dr. Jonathan Wolfe Website Dr. Jonathan Wolfe helped Albuquerque become the fractal capital of the world and shares his inspirations and insights. “Fractals are the pictures of chaos theory. With the help of computers we can visualize how fractal patterns … Continue reading Dr. Jonathan Wolfe, XL Projects Gallery, Norm Oberle, James Reddington

Ray Maseman Website Albuquerque artist Ray Maseman’s prints are a result of playing with ideas that come from dreams, myths, children’s stories and chance observations. “It’s really important to feel like you are safe and comfortable enough to just try … Continue reading Ray Maseman, Floyd Tunson, The Museum of the Dog, Konstantin Dimopoulos

Ted Larsen Website Santa Fe sculpter Ted Larsen shares how perception can bring to light new answers to old problems. “When you’re experiencing art, it changes the way you see the world, that shift that happens in that seeing the … Continue reading Ted Larsen, James Turrell, Mr. & Mrs. de Menil’s Art Collection, Sacramento Murals

Lauren Poole Website Actress and improv comedian, Albuquerque’s Lauren Poole shares her thoughts behind creating her comic character Lynette and the things that Burqueños say. “Sometimes with comedy the best stuff is going to ah, ya know, make some people … Continue reading Lauren Poole, Ricki Stern, Adrienn Banhegyi, Daniel Rebert

Bruce Lowney Website Artist Bruce Lowney shares the inspiration for his grand New Mexico landscapes and age old allegories. “Jung talks about the subconscious and the collective unconscious and that’s important to me. That I’m just not personally speaking from … Continue reading Bruce Lowney, Allen “Denny” Smith, Tallmadge Doyle, Mike Rivamonte

Rulan Tangen Website Founder of Santa Fe’s innovative Dancing Earth Creations, choreographer and dancer Rulan Tangen shares her vision. “I love that in dance you can become a snow storm, you can become an ancient ancestor, you can become so … Continue reading Rulan Tangen, Jeanguy Saintus, The Apollo Theater

Ramón José López A National Heritage Fellow, Santa Fe santero Ramón José López shares how his rich heritage influences his artwork. “The main reason I continue in the traditional methods is because I see a different quality of the artwork.” … Continue reading Ramón José López, Abrahán Garza, Michael Bise, Lee Kogan

Naomi Natale Website Social arts practitioner Naomi Natale of One Million Bones, shares how, as an artist, she has confronted the global issue of genocide. “To move forward with this understanding and this respect that if we belong to each … Continue reading Naomi Natale, “The Progress of Love”, David Churchill, Walt Pourier

Suzanne Vilmain Website Artist Suzanne Vilmain shares how books can be much more than words. “The book holds the possibility of just about anything. And I’ve seen books made about unbelievable things.” Kevin Finnan Website Motionhouse Artistic Director, Kevin Finnan, … Continue reading Suzanne Vilmain, Kevin Finnan, Petronella Ytsma, Highclere Castle

Bryan Cranston An exclusive in-depth interview with BREAKING BAD’s lead actor Bryan Cranston. “I’ve never been in it for fame and recognition or money. My juice is the thrill and the empowerment that I get out of making people laugh … Continue reading Bryan Cranston

Eli Levin Website Painter Eli Levin keeps the tradition of social realism alive. “I want to set up a problem. It’s not just yes and no, we can solve that; it’s a mess that I am trying to expose.” “Art … Continue reading Eli Levin, “Art Farm” Residency Program, Rachel Barton

Kenn Rodriguez Website Hakim Bellamy interviews National Slam champ Kenn Rodriguez, who made a big impact in Albuquerque’s poetry culture. “Poetry is basically taking something that is ordinary and making it extraordinary.” Loriel Andre’a Website Model Loriel Andre’a shares how … Continue reading Kenn Rodriguez, Loriel Andre’a, Peter Staley, Tony Furtado

Carlos Contreras Website Albuquerque poet Carlos Contreras shares how words and poetic insight can make real change. “I care because somebody has to.” Rosie Herrera Website Rosie Herrera uses her life experiences, memories and emotions in her choreography. “Every aspect … Continue reading Carlos Contreras, Rosie Herrera, Ang Lee

Eugene Newmann New Mexican Eugene Newmann shares his vision of what is beyond the narrative of a painting, without dismissing the familiar. “The first hit at a subject was great as a kind of spontaneous thing, as an expression of … Continue reading Eugene Newmann, Elmar Oliveira, Shakespeare Uncovered, The Art Collection of Edward Cecil Guinness

“Past Tense” PAST TENSE is a romance film with a twist. It was the best film of Capetown, South Africa, and the 48 Hour 2012 international competition runner-up. “Sweetie” SWEETIE is a quirky sci-fi and is winner of the 2007 … Continue reading The 48 Hour Film Project: “Past Tense”, “Sweetie”, “Jacques Serres”

Luci Tapahonso Navajo Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso shares how her poetry honors words. “Things that a person says, that a person literally utters, is a sacred thing.” Luke Hillestad Website Inspired by Rembrandt and Caravaggio, painter Luke Hillestad captures a … Continue reading Luci Tapahonso, Luke Hillestad, Gunilla Klingberg, Jayden Moore

David Tart Former Pixar animator, David Tart, gives us a behind the scenes peek into what goes into an animated film. “It takes anywhere between a week to two weeks to finish ten to twelve seconds of animation.” Tom Schroeder … Continue reading David Tart, Tom Schroeder, Francois Girard, David Korins

Rob Janov Website Robb Janov at Albuquerque’s Jefferson Middle School transforms the classroom and the students. “They’re failing most of their classes, not doing well. Or even if they are doing well they’re disengaged, they’re disconnected – and I’m hoping … Continue reading Rob Janov, Robert Hunter, Melinda Watts

VSA North 4th Arts Center Website James Santillanes came to Albuquerque’s VSA North 4th Arts Center with an undeniable passion. “I just painted at home all the time. On canvases and on paper and on my dressers and on my … Continue reading VSA North 4th Arts Center, Audrey Chen, Judith Shea, Vincent Van Gogh

Keshet Dance Company Website Albuquerque’s Keshet Dance Company inspires passion and opens unlimited possibilities no matter what the barriers. “When people come to us who didn’t realize they could dance before, it’s a really powerful experience.” Jim McHugh Website Jim … Continue reading Keshet Dance Company, Jim McHugh, Christine Ha, Tyson Cole, “Annie”

Antoine Predock Website New Mexico Architect Antoine Predock shares his vision. Michael Eastman Website Photographer Michael Eastman captures the existing light of architectural spaces in long exposures. Pratt Institute’s Design Incubator Pratt Institute’s Design Incubator teaches students to use their … Continue reading Antoine Predock, Michael Eastman, Pratt Institute’s Design Incubator, Ning Hou

Judy Chicago Website Artist Judy Chicago talks about her ambition to be an artist at a time when few female artists received recognition. Danny Scheible Website Sculpture artist Danny Scheible creates cities from masking tape.

Michael Berman Website Photographer Michael Berman shows us what is beyond the science of ecology by capturing the open spaces of New Mexico’s wilderness. Waterfowl Preservation For decades an art contest has been helping to preserve waterfowl and wildlife refuge … Continue reading Michael Berman, Waterfowl Preservation, An Unforgettable Moment, Allen Christian

Steina and Woody Vasulka Website Pioneers of video art, Santa Fe’s Steina and Woody Vasulka take us into their world. Andy Warhol In his own time, artist Andy Warhol pushed the boundaries of what defined art, challenging expectations with his … Continue reading Steina and Woody Vasulka, Andy Warhol, Shodekeh, Uzma Mirza, A. D. Wheeler

William Clift Website New Mexico photographer William Clift has spent years photographing the benedictine abbey Mont-Saint-Michel and Shiprock. Pete Townshend Pete Townshend shares what’s behind the act of destroying guitars and how art school helped him form one of the … Continue reading William Clift, Pete Townshend, Intimate Opera, David Garibaldi

Patrick Dougherty Website World renown artist Patrick Dougherty turns simple twigs into architectural masterpieces. The Quay Brothers After three decades of making stop-motion animated films, the Quay Brothers are celebrated at the museum of modern art. Eve Ensler Website Playwright … Continue reading Patrick Dougherty, The Quay Brothers, Eve Ensler, Rhea Pappas

María Benítez New Mexico’s Grand Dame of Flamenco María Benítez shares her passion for the dance. Emily Gray Koehler Website Exploring place, mid-west printmaker Emily Gray Koehler creates a multi layered work of art. “War Photography” A groundbreaking exhibition “War … Continue reading María Benítez, Emily Gray Koehler, “War Photography”, “Levitated Mass”

DJ Spooky Website Artist Paul D. Miller AKA DJ Spooky in collaboration with a New Mexico-Based Quartet create an emotive portrait of a changing continent on the edge of the world. Ed Bok Lee Website Last year Ed Bok Lee’s … Continue reading DJ Spooky, Ed Bok Lee, Gregory Kondos, Jennifer Nugent

Diego Romero Find out how the traditional, contemporary potter Diego Romero earns his own heroic place in the universe. Oleg Vassiliev Website A russian painter who has found a new home in America yet hasn’t forgotten his roots. Architecture of … Continue reading Diego Romero, Oleg Vassiliev, Architecture of Flight, John Sayles

Pat Oliphant Pat Oliphant is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world. Scott Baxter Website Photographer Scott Baxter captures ranches in Phoenix through photography. David Krakauer Website David Krakauer, world class clarinetist, defies musical classification.

Timothy Horn Website Santa Fe’s Timothy Horn finds a meeting point between the natural and constructed worlds, and makes fantastic works of art. Diane Von Furstenberg Fashion Icon Diane Von Furstenberg continues to evolve her style after decades in the … Continue reading Timothy Horn, Diane Von Furstenberg, R.L. Stine, Jol Dantzig

Laurence Sisson Laurence Sisson moves from painting the surf in Maine to painting New Mexico’s desert landscape. Susan Hilferty Website Costume Designer Susan Hilferty of the Broadway Revival of “Annie The Musical” takes us into her workshop and shows that … Continue reading Laurence Sisson, Susan Hilferty, El Anatsui, Allen Say

Bobby Vee Website A walk down memory lane with one of American’s top hit makers, Bobby Vee. Gary Kackadourian Website Real life shrinks down with artist Gary Kachadourian. Patrick Nagatani Defying convention photographer Patrick Nagatani explores artwork made out of … Continue reading Bobby Vee, Gary Kackadourian, Patrick Nagatani, Dunya Mikhail, David Geffen

Godfrey Reggio Legendary Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio shares the vision behind his films and insights into his new film “The Holysee.” Farooq Hassan Farooq Hassan, an artist from a broken country forges a new life for his art in the United … Continue reading Godfrey Reggio, Farooq Hassan, Alexander Heilner, Tom Otternes

John Nichols Website One of New Mexico’s Favorite Authors, John Nichols talks about his 40-year career, including writing “The Milagro Bean Field War.” Terry Gydesen Website Documentary Photographer Terry Gydesen recounts her career following politicians and iconic figures. Dan Stevens … Continue reading John Nichols, Terry Gydesen, Dan Stevens