Welcome to August! In our last issue, we celebrated THE Magazine’s 25th anniversary and our new website launch. This month we hit another milestone with a new addition to our team. Mariah Romero, recent graduate of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and co-founder of online style publication 1905 Magazine, joins us as Assistant Creative Director. Mariah has been an intern with THE since 2016, and is the subject of “THE Intern,” which highlights some of the skills, experience, and interests she will bring to her position. THE Intern is a new regular column: if you know a great intern, please nominate them for the next profile by emailing me at email@example.com.
In this issue’s Studio Visit, we interviewed Tom Joyce at his studio while he was preparing for Everything at Hand, a major solo exhibition now on view at the Center for Contemporary Arts from July 28 through December 31, 2017. Renowned for his work in iron sculpture, we talked to Joyce about his continued exploration of his metal of choice across various methods and media, including printmaking, photography, and new media.
Alicia Inez Guzmán’s feature article “Lively Objects: Indigenous Cultural Production Then and Now” takes us inside the Ralph T. Coe Foundation, from its founding mission to its future plans. The foundation’s group exhibition Catch 22: Paradox on Paper opens on Tuesday, August 15, 5-8 pm. Also by Alicia, “Story Hustler” profiles documentarian Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz for this edition of Meet Your Makers.
In other departments, Jenn Shapland reviews WHEREAS, a volume of poems by Layli Long Soldier, Jordan Eddy gives us an overview of the controversy surrounding Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World in the National Spotlight (pg 43), and Daniel Bohnhorst offers his poem “Hydro.” Let the Calendar be your guide to this month’s arts events, and don’t miss this issue’s Reviews.
Lauren Tresp, Editor
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