Welcome to our September issue! I am excited to introduce our feature content in this issue, starting with our “Studio Visit” interview with Albuquerque artist Brandon Maldonado, whose painting Rosa de Camposanto is featured on this issue’s cover. Jordan Eddy takes us on a field trip to Las Vegas, NM, and explores some of the sights and recent developments in the historic town in our “Field Report.” While there, he also caught up with the makers behind Mayeur Projects, a gallery space and budding artist-in-residence program on the Las Vegas plaza, in “Meet Your Makers.” In “The ‘Indigefection’ of Doctor Atomic,” Thomas Grant Richardson discusses the role of Pueblo dancers in the Santa Fe Opera’s Doctor Atomic, and the collaborative planning process that took place behind the scenes.
In our departments, I catch up with Jennifer Schlesinger, who recently opened Obscura Gallery in downtown Santa Fe. We also take a couple of sojourns to Colorado in “Unpacking the Archive: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center,” and a “National Spotlight” on the Aspen Art Museum. “Santa Fe Women” profiles writer and founder of Santa Fe Playhouse Mary Hunter Austin, and this issue’s “Portfolio” features the work of photographer Mona Bozorgi, who will participate in Center’s Review Santa Fe in October. And of course, don’t miss our arts calendar, with openings, events, and several calls for artists.
Lastly, I’m excited that I have finally received a letter to the editor, which you can read below. We would love to receive more feedback and hear your thoughts on our content! Please direct letters to the addresses below.
Thanks for reading!
Lauren Tresp, publisher + editor
320 Aztec St, Ste A
Santa Fe, NM 87501
to the editor:
Félicitations on an excellent publication
While on vacances in New Mexico, I passed through Santa Fe and read your publication. I was surprised by the richness of cultural offerings and galleries in your town (comparable to the offerings of Paris in terms of galleries) and I liked The Magazine a lot. I would be happy to be in touch with you and hear occasional arts-related news from Santa Fe.
Jacek Luba, Paris