A few weeks ago, while perusing the Albuquerque Museum, the installation of a sculpture was emerging. The informational plaque hadn't been place yet, but I was drawn to the political and cultural statement that this piece so boldly proclaimed. The Chircahua Apache artist, Bob Haozous resides in Santa Fe, NM and has several thought provoking sculptures that have been seen all over the U.S. and the world.
The event was held throughout the Botanical Gardens and had a very specific lay out. While there, I learned that there were different ability levels in the craft, and the first room of arrangements were those who were at the novice level. The floral arrangements ranged from large to miniature. Each used a unique pairing of flowers and colors that were purposefully placed in different vases and containers or trays that would sometimes stretch out upwards and sometimes horizontally.
DJ Booth : Sublunar
The hottest art colony to hit Santa Fe held their 2nd Annual New Years Eve event on the Santa Fe School of Art & Design's campus. Called Sublunar, this rave-like dance party was everything a small, eclectic, southwest city could hope for on one of the most celebrated nights of the year. When walking into the space, there was an instant feeling of being on another planet. The futuristic feel along with the DJ booth spinning out electro beats made Sublunar a post-modern and surreal event.
Sublunar Installation art
As we walked, or danced, around the room we saw every walk of life. Older people, younger people, every ethnicity and sexual orientation. The experience gave the masses a sense of community. A night when everyone could come together to celebrate, feel accepted and do it all among the ambience created by the Meow Wolf collaborative. It will be interesting to see what Meow Wolf will have up their sleeve for the future include NYE events. I can see this getting bigger, better and more spectacular in years to come.