SANTA FE ― This week, discover more than a dozen different events at five locations statewide including wine drinking with Leonardo da Vinci in Albuquerque, artist talks aplenty in Santa Fe, and a Father’s Day breakfast at 153-year-old Fort Selden Historic Site in Radium Springs.
The New Mexico History Museum and the Santa Fe Book Art group jointly host a lecture by Santa Fe resident and professional calligrapher Randall Hasson. Hasson will recount the fascinating story of the creation of a new alphabet, ADLaM, for the Fulani people of Guinea who until recently were largely illiterate. Free Auditorium event. Seating is limited. Bottled water only. http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/3773/adlam-the-development-of-an-alphabet/
Presented in conjunction with the Currents New Media Festival
In conjunction with the Currents New Media festival the Museum of Art will present a lecture by artist and curator David Familian regarding exhibitions that include both computational and traditional media. His recent exhibition Drawn from a Score included Fredrick Hammersley computer drawings from the late 1960s.
This June and July, Saturday-night entertainment comes courtesy of the students of Hummingbird Music Camp performing in the San Jose de los Jemez Mission, the roofless ruins of a colonial-era church at Jemez Historic Site. Hear music under the New Mexico sky from 6 p.m. to 8 p.mSaturday nights through July 28.
Starting this Sunday offers the new experience, Drop In and Draw, daily through October 17. Explore the work on view by sketching in the galleries. Participants can increase their understanding of works on view through observation, analysis, and other skills inherent to sketching. All ages welcome. Bring your own materials or check out some from the Museum. Free with cost of admission. 16 and under always free.
Admission to the Cultura y Naturaleza (Culture and Nature) series of events at Los Luceros is free. The events occur on the third Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Los Luceros in Alcalde. Each date will focus on a different aspect of Los Luceros’ storied history and significance in New Mexico.
Friends of Indian Art only: Plains Cree artist Jeff Kahm is a nationally and internationally recognized presence in contemporary Native art. Kahm is an associate professor of studio art at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. His work has been featured at U.S. embassies in Colombia, Canada, and the U.A.E., and he has held exhibitions in Japan and Switzerland as well as locally at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from an emerging leader in the newest generation of Native painters. To join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events, please visit the following link: http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/
The Fort is hosting a series of four classes for children this summer. Registration is required at least one week ahead for Fort Selden’s Summer Kid’s classes. Snacks are provided. $5 cash or check only. All activities are outside. All classes are sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
* Building with Dirt: Friday, June 22, 9 a.m.-–Noon, Ages 8–12: Learn about adobe construction and make and take your own adobe building.
* Soap Making: Friday, June 29, 9 a.m.–Noon, Ages 8–12: Making soap was part of daily life in the past. Make your own molded soaps to take home.
* Bats of the Chihuahuan Desert: Friday, July 13, 9 a.m.-–Noon, Ages 6–10: Everything has gone batty as we learn to appreciate our furry friends.
* Games & Toys of the Past: Friday, July 27, 9 a.m.–Noon, Ages 6–10: Children have always loved to play. Join us for a day of play and learn about the games and toys of the 1800s.
Call 575.202.1638 for Information or to register for classes. To get to the Fort Selden Historic Site off I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs and follow the signs.
Creative Mornings: The New Mexico Craft of Weaving.
This month’s global theme is CRAFT. Please join us for our bimonthly lecture series for creative professionals as Irvin Trujillo and his daughter Emily share the Rio Grande weaving tradition with us. This time-honored craft has been kept alive by Irvin’s family in the small town of Chimayo since the middle of the 18th century. Irvin, a seventh-generation weaver, is an NEA National Heritage Fellow and is a master of traditional design and history of weaving of Northern New Mexico. With his wife Lisa, also a master weaver, they run the Centinela Traditional Arts (http://firstname.lastname@example.org) weaving studio in Chimayo. Irvin and Emily will present work from their family dating back to 1830. They will explain the different styles that have evolved through the Spanish and Mexican periods into the Vallero and Chimayo blankets of today. Free event with coffee and bagels from Iconik Coffee Roasters.
Photography historian Eugenia Parry discusses the atomic art of Patrick Nagatani and her delight in writing the text for his book Nuclear Enchantment. In the exhibition Patrick Nagatani: Invented Realities. Free with cost of admission.