An interview series spotlighting some of the creative community members in the US Southwest. Hear from artists, curators, and art workers about their current projects and personal quirks.
In New Mexico, Youth Arts Education Means Building a More Resilient Community
Roger Montoya and Sal Ruiz founded Moving Arts Española in 2008 to serve youth in their local community. Now, the organization is in the running to win the $100,000 CNN Heroes of 2019 award.
A Museum-Quality Art Collection Is a Surprise Find in This Ski Resort
Rare Georgia O’Keeffe lithographs, Gustave Baumann prints, and Edward Curtis photographs line the halls of the Blake at Taos Ski Valley.
In Midst of Controversy, Meow Wolf Gets $528K From State of New Mexico
The “immersive experiences company” received the job training grant as it deals with two potential class-action suits, wage theft violations, and CEO turnover.
Can Artists Help Preserve New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon?
The legacy of artists in National Parks goes all the way back to Thomas Moran, whose paintings of Yellowstone helped incite its park status in 1872.
100 Pieces of Tewa Pottery Returned to Their Ancestral Home in the Rio Grande Valley
“I think they’re very eager to return,” said Lonnie Vigil of Nambé Pueblo, “and so are we to have them back.”
A View From the Easel
This week, artist studios in Arizona, British Columbia, Indiana, and Maine.
Meow Wolf Violated Living Wage, Santa Fe Court Rules
The city ordered the immersive arts group to pay its former employees more than $17,500 for violating labor laws.
Inside the Dallas Museum of Art’s Revamped European Collection
After a summer rehaul, the museum has reopened its European art galleries with rarely seen works from the museum’s permanent collection, restored Old Master paintings and sculptures, and a collection of Impressionist and Modern masterworks.
How Crafting and Welding in Rural New Mexico Shaped an Artist
The familiar world of her childhood, made strange by time, is the impetus for Paula Castillo’s new body of work.
Mapping Non-European Visions of the World
Maps drawn by Indigenous artists at the behest of the Spanish in the 16th century illustrate the amalgamation of visual traditions during the early years of contact between Indigenous groups and colonizers.
Musicians Pay Tribute to El Paso Shooting Victims With a Corrido
Crosses, candles, balloons, photographs, and flowers have become common symbols of the mourning that follows mass shootings; however, residents of the Texan border town are using music to memorialize the fallen victims.