The Japanese Festival “Matsuri,” which takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on May 19 and is presented by Santa Fe Japan Intercultural Network, is a family-friendly event featuring traditional dancing, martial arts demonstrations, art and plenty of food. Odaiko master Tiffany Tamaribuchi is one of the day’s special guests.
Turner Carroll Gallery opens “Coded Language” on May 18. It’s a show of works by Walter Robinson and Jamie Brunson, who recently moved to Santa Fe from the San Francisco Bay area. Robinson creates highly political sculptural pieces using found and hand hewn objects. Brunson’s works are two-dimensional paintings of her meditative experience.
Steinway artist Elizabeth Joy Roe plays Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38” during the Santa Fe Symphony’s final concert of the season on May 19 and 20 in the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Guillermo Figueroa leads the program, which also includes pieces by Beethoven, Brahms and Enescu.
ViVO Contemporary displays new work in the show “Wandering And Wondering” that explores how thoughts wander as we experience and create reality. On exhibit through July 10 are paintings, sculptures, mixed media pieces, mosaic, kiln glass and monoprints. Meet the artists at the show’s opening reception on May 18.
Hear about Keep Contemporary’s opening show of the season, an exhibit of Hopi katsina dolls and more on this week’s SFAJ YouTube video blog: https://youtu.be/SN0zcqFr21g
Santa Fe Arts Journal thanks Santa Fe artist Siddiq Khan for allowing use of an image of his 24″ x 24,” mixed media on canvas painting “Intersect Blue.” Siddiq’s work is represented by Chiaroscuro (chiaroscurosantafe.com)
Emily Van Cleve