opening reception for Billy Joe Miller’s mixed-media photography installation, Wake, at 5G Gallery North and a corresponding music showcase at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth NW) tonight. Miller organized the whole shebang and says the new exhibit is loosely themed on the multiple meanings of the word “wake.” There’s the funereal meaning, the awakened context and the aqueous trail bit. Check out music from performing acts below.
Extremadura Quality Carbon (new project of Heather/Jeremy from AHawk&aHacksaw and John Dieterich of Deerhoof)
Danny Paul Grody (http://dannypaulgrody.bandcamp.com)
Friday, November 9- MFA Thesis Exhibition (a house warming party!) from 6pm -9pm at 1520 Copper Ave. NE. It is in a "hidden" lot between Maple and Ash streets, one block north of Central and two blocks west of University. READY SET GO! is a 16'x8'x13' house on wheels that Bethany Delahunt built to live in using salvaged, recycled and repurposed materials- see attached flyer for more information.
Today thru Thurs. Nov. 8: Beauty is Embarrassing (Dir. Neil Berkeley - 2011 - 90m)
A funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Raised in the Tennessee mountains, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in NYC. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Acting as his own narrator, Wayne guides us through his life using moments from his latest creation: a hilarious, biographical one-man show. Beauty Is Embarrassing reminds us to follow our passions, as it is those creative impulses that will lead us to where we need to go.
@ The Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) 4:30 & 8:30pm each day, see website for ticket info
An exploration of the foggy corners of the world and the power and fragility of first-hand experience. Artist's renditions of first-hand sightings & accounts of crypto-creatures, spooks, ghouls, the paranormal, the Fortean, and the unexplained. Music by respected UFO and Government Conspiracy researcher Norio Hayakawa!
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS/ACCOUNTS: We seek your art and experiences to join us in ARTIST'S RENDITION: IT HAPPENED TO ME. Unpack your repressed memories and your old copies of Strange Tales, Fortean Times, and Weekly World News. Select a strange account to depict either from your own experience(s) or from a source that resonates. Depictions and experience open to interpretation. REQUIREMENTS: A doctored photo, illustration, model, collage, audio, or video based on a personal (yours or someone's) run-in with the unexplained. Send your art, along with a copy of the referenced account to the Tan [1415 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102] by OCTOBER 29 for consideration.
Sat. Oct. 6- Dia de los Zines!
The 2nd Annual ABQ Zine Fest is a one-day free festival for zines and the people who make, read and distribute them, bringing zinesters in the city together to affirm the exciting and vibrant zine culture that exists here, and to foster a non-competitive, queer-friendly, ethnic-rich environment of creation in written, zine-ic form. Through exchange of ideas, energy, skill sets, discussions and workshops, ABQ Zine Fest hopes to nourish the expansion of zine creation in Albuquerque, highlighting the diversity of zinecraft. The day consists of tabling, workshops, games, panel discussions, informal gatherings and sale or bartering of zine-inspired DIY crafts! Fun for all, and it's FREE to attend! Featuring the Fly Away Zine Mobile, Zine Olympics, Mint Tulip Mobile Kitchen, “Flirting for the Socially Awkward” Mini Workshop, Screen printing (BYOTS) and … more.
@ The Kosmos (1715 5th St. NW, just south of I-40) 10am-6pm, Free to all
Afterparty @ The So. 4th Art Compound (1415 4th St. SW) 7-10pm w/ bands & fun times
USEA - the underground supposedium of electronic arts
Sep 20 Thursday 7pm Only!
2012 - 90m approx. - A Tan Gallery & Friends Presentation - All Seats just $5!
From the spiciest electronic art symposium of low-fi-ing creations in and of Albuquerque comes a one night only cine-salady-showcase of local DIYers jamming out the no-budget/at-all-costs artwork. Films and flams at the Guild Cinema. Experiments in video from local and international artists. Work by: Jeremy Newman, Barbara Lattanzi, Seth Scott, VCR Repair, Stella Linder Byrne, William Robison, Friedricksbrooke, Bryne Rasmussen, Matteo Pasin, Tim Dukes, Dan Ridgway, Molly Bradbury, Andrew Lyman, Matthew Keeney, LeE Gibson, Mateo Pasin, Jean-Michelle Rolland, +++ *$5 - 100% of dollars goes to support the good ole' (Albuquerque's longest continuously running) Guild Cinema.
Part of USEA 2012, a week-long, no budget / at-all-costs spasm of aberrant electronic art! Visithere for more info on USEA.