New Mexico Colores

Air Date Saturday October 27 at 4pm on 5.1 SOURENA SEFATI Internationally renowned Persian composer and santour player Sourena Sefati believes music is a common language. “Artists try to have communication with people – not for war, just for … Continue reading Sourena Sefati, April Hartford, Susanna Carlisle and Bruce Hamilton

Air Date Saturday September 29 at 4pm on 5.1 NICHOLAS HERRERA New Mexico “santero” Nicholas Herrera weaves contemporary storytelling with traditional folk art. “The thing about folk art is it’s something from the soul, it’s nothing you read in … Continue reading Nicholas Hererra, Pussy Riot, Godfrey Reggio

Air Date Saturday August 25 at 4pm on 5.1 HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE Homage to the Square – comparing early Navajo textiles with modern art. Marlowe: “I think what’s important to note about early Navajo textiles is experimentation.” Mark: “It’s … Continue reading Homage to the Square, Manuel González, Philip Augustin

Air Date Saturday July 28 at 4pm on 5.1 FRANK BUFFALO HYDE Santa Fe’s Frank Buffalo Hyde seeks “to tap into the universal mind. The collective unconsciousness of the 21st century.” “I think I have a responsibility to, number … Continue reading Frank Buffalo Hyde, Anne Cole, Subhankar Banerjee

Air Date Saturday June 30 at 4pm on 5.1 BRYAN KONEFSKY Hollywood screenwriter Matthew McDuffie interviews founder and director of Experiments in Cinema Bryan Konefsky. Matthew: “What makes a film experimental?” Bryan: “I think at the heart of experimental … Continue reading Bryan Konefsky, Porter Swentzell and Daryl Lucero, “We Are This City”

Air Date Saturday May 26 at 4pm on 5.1 JOHN NICHOLS A photographic tribute, author John Nichols’ beautiful book from UNM Press, My Heart Belongs to Nature, was created from a lifetime of observing, experiencing and loving nature. “From … Continue reading JOHN NICHOLS

Air Date Saturday April 28 at 4pm on 5.1 RICARDO CATÉ Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Ricardo Caté’s thought-provoking cartoons remind us there is always a different point of view. “As a comedian and a cartoonist, you have to point … Continue reading Ricardo Caté, Thomas Christopher Haag, Elodie Holmes

Air Date Saturday March 31 at 4pm on 5.1 ARLENE CISNEROS SENA Renowned Santa Fe Santera Arlene Cisneros Sena honors her heritage and reveals a feminine perspective. “Santos should look friendly. You should be able to talk to them and … Continue reading Arlene Cisneros Sena, the Bohemian Pop Folk Disco of Goat White

Air Date Saturday January 27 at 4pm on 5.1 TERI GREEVES Santa Fe-based Kiowa artist Teri Greeves’ bead work comes from a desire to share universal stories. “It is my prayer that everything that I make helps me become a … Continue reading Teri Greeves, Karsten Creightney, Women of New Mexico Mural

Air Date Saturday December 30 at 4pm on 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 that … Continue reading Nina Elder, Chip Thomas, Chris Collins

Air Date Saturday November 25th at 4pm on 5.1 Rebroadcast Friday December at 1st on 9.1 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 … Continue reading Mark Childs and Ellen Babcock, painter Melvin Detroit, author Armistead Maupin

Air Date Saturday October 28th at 4pm on 5.1 Rebroadcast Friday November 3rd at 8pm on 9.1 ALLAN HOUSER One of the most important American artists of the 20th century, Chiricahua Apache sculptor, painter and educator Allan Houser left an … Continue reading Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser, Santa Fe tinsmith and author Maurice Dixon

Air Date Saturday September 30th at 4pm on 5.1 Rebroadcast Friday October 6th at 8pm on 9.1 DON USNER In collaboration with the New Mexico History Museum, cultural historian Don Usner shares the heart of car culture: lowriding. “A lowrider … Continue reading Cultural historian Don Usner, New Mexican photojournalist Miguel Gandert and collector Mark Winter

Air Date Saturday August 26th at 4pm on 5.1 Rebroadcast Friday September 1st at 8pm on 9.1 JOHN NICHOLS Timeless, loving… The Milagro Beanfield War captured hearts around the world through mixing culture, social justice, and humor. Author John Nichols shares … Continue reading Author John Nichols, Lowrider Summer, and artist Max-Carlos Martinez

Air Date Saturday July 29th at 4pm on 5.1 Rebroadcast Friday August 4th at 8pm on 9.1 SASHA VON DORP Taos artist Sasha Vom Dorp discovers extraordinary photographic images. “I’m exploring sound and light and the interplay between the two.” … Continue reading Artist Sasha Vom Dorp, artist Nanibah Chacon, painter Joel Nakamura

Air Date: Saturday June 24th at 4pm on 5.1 Rebroadcast Friday June 30th at 8pm on 9.1 PUEBLO BONITO Hidden by time and its remote location deep in Chaco Canyon, Pueblo Bonito is one of New Mexico’s greatest works of … Continue reading Pueblo Bonito, scientist and artist Thomas Ashcroft, artist Amie Rangel

Air Date: Saturday May 27th at 4pm on 5.1 Rebroadcast Friday June 2nd at 8pm on 9.1 FREDERICO VIGIL After nine years of tremendous effort, Frederico Vigil completed one of New Mexico’s great artworks, the torreón fresco “Mundos de Mestizaje.” … Continue reading Fresco artist Frederico Vigil, musician Cipriano Vigil, photographer Jesse Nusbaum

Air Date: Saturday April 29th at 4pm on 5.1 Rebroadcast: Friday May 5th at 8pm on 9.1 ANDREW CONNORS Bringing a provocative new vision to new mexico’s art history, albuquerque museum curator Andrew Connors asks, “who is a real new … Continue reading Albuquerque Museum curator Andrew Connors

Air Date: Saturday April 22nd at 4pm on 5.1 Watch this episode here THOMAS CHRISTOPHER HAAG Albuquerque’s Thomas Christopher Haag reinvents the world’s mythologies. “Everything we’ve learned, what if you were to try to describe it in one paragraph, or … Continue reading Painter Thomas Christopher Haag, stage and screen legend Ben Vereen, book artist Caitlin Warner, and blacksmith and farrier Erin Simmons

Air Date: Saturday March 25th at 4pm on 5.1 DENISE CHAVEZ Distinguished author, playwright, and activist, New Mexican Denise Chavez shares her inspiration. “If you’re attuned to the writing of the world and the story of the world, you don’t … Continue reading Author Denise Chavez, musician Roberto Mondragón, author Max Evans

Air Date: Saturday February 25th at 4pm on 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 the … Continue reading Fiber artist Betty Busby, painter Richard Hogan, tuberculosis “Health Seekers”

Airing Saturday January 28th at 4pm on 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 for; but … Continue reading Kirk Gittings, Clarissa Rizal, David Berkeley

Airing Saturday December 31st at 4pm on 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. “Storytelling is … Continue reading Benito Martinez, Irvin Trujillo, Marie Romero

Airing Saturday November 26th at 4pm on 5.1 From ‘Ephemera’ by Erin Cone ERIN CONE 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 … Continue reading Erin Cone, Jonathan Blaustein, Stuart Arends

Airs Saturday, October 29nd at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1   "Feral" by Cannupa Hanska On the program: • On location for “Tribeca Hacks (NDN Country)” hackathon at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, follow a team … Continue reading Tribeca Hacks, Cannupa Hanska, Michael Hudock

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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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