Welcome to Volume 27, Issue 1 of The Magazine! We are welcoming summer with features dedicated to some of the highlights approaching us this month: Jordan Eddy takes us on a backstage tour of the Santa Fe Opera’s scene shop in this edition of “Meet your Makers” as the behind-the-scenes crew prepares to stage the 2018 season. Alicia Inez Guzmán also takes us on a tour as she untangles the “The Folk Art Universe” just before the International Folk Art Market opens for its 15th year on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill in just a couple of weeks.
In the “Studio Visit” Chelsea Weathers talks dogs (and art) with painter Raychael Stine in her Albuquerque studio. Another edition of our “Portfolio” series, selected by Angie Rizzo, brings us this issue’s cover art. Spring time is a piece by Santa Fe photographer Karen Miranda Rivadeneira in collaboration with painter Julio Toaquiza. See more work from her series In The Mouth of the Mountain Jaguar Everybody is a Dancing Hummingbird.
In our other departments, Iris McLister gives us an introduction to Jeffrey Gibson’s solo exhibition Like a Hammer at the Denver Art Museum (“National Spotlight”). Guest contributor Keith Recker penned an essay on cultural and personal associations with the color red in “Reclaiming Red.” We are also launching a new column called “Unpacking the Archive” with Alicia Inez Guzmán, in which Alicia will tell us the stories of single objects that live in the collections of various museums and institutions in our region.
Of course, don’t miss our Reviews section, the “Santa Fe Women” column, and the calendar, which is packed with summer events. I did not receive any Letter to the Editor this past month, but I’d love to hear your responses to this issue, or to anything going on in the New Mexico arts community. You can reach out to me at the addresses below. And, thank you so much for reading!