Happy Holidays from all of us at THE Magazine! This issue will span December and January, and as such, it contains several very special features and additional content. However, we are now publishing new content online, please sign up for our newsletter and check in on our website to keep up with our coverage of arts goings-on.
This month’s features include our annual Best Books selection by some of THE Magazine’s contributors; “The Individualists,” Jordan Eddy’s exploration of Albuquerque’s visual arts scene; and “Getting Lost in Portals Bermuda,” in which Chelsea Weathers interviews several members of the Meow Wolf leadership team about their thoughts on the collective’s endeavor and massive success. Our Studio Visit with Santa Fe artist Michael Bergt made this issue’s striking wraparound cover art possible.
Our Reviews section is expanded this month with a review of the 2017 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and a review of Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art by Phoenix-based writer Deborah Ross. Our Writings section is back with a piece of nature writing by Susan Wider. We are actively seeking submissions of creative writing by local and regional writers. Please see our Get Involved page for submission guidelines! Illustrator Chris Philpot contributes his Santabot design to our Printed Page column, and don’t miss “3 Questions with Smriti Keshari,” One Bottle, Previews of upcoming events, and more within.
Lastly, many people ask how they can support THE Magazine as readers. The best way to do this is to purchase a subscription or an online membership. A THE Magazine subscription also makes a great gift to your friends or family who want to stay in the know with New Mexico arts. To these ends, we have a special offer of Buy One-Gift One Subscriptions, available through the end of December. Please take advantage of this offer to keep up with the best of New Mexico arts and culture, to support local, independent publishing, and to spread the word about our vibrant arts community. As ever, thanks for reading, and best wishes for a bright new year!
Lauren Tresp, Editor
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Santa Fe, NM 87501