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Cool Picks for the Week
- A Day of Action Against Domestic Violence – Please join in on a video/phone conference on Fri, Mar 8 from 2 – 3 PM. Be part of a nationwide network to increase social awareness of the number of deaths from intimate partner violence
Together we can make a change. Please RSVP to Day of Action March 8th Phone Call.
- Warrior Women Torso Project: Reading, Conversation and Book Signing – Through a 31-piece installation wherein she explores what it means to embody a warrior. Bartel Clements has embarked on a courageous path. Every torso she created has a story—testaments to the courage and strength of each woman. Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Fri, Mar 8 from 6-8pm
- Climate Change & Water Resources in New Mexico & the Greater Southwest – Learn about recent climate research from Luke Parsons, an award-winning climate communications expert, as he explains how the region is already changing and may continue to change in the coming decades. Santa Fe Botanical Garden Sat, Mar 9 from 4 – 5pm Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo
- Two Settlements with a River Between – In a lecture subtitled “Interactions between El Barrio de Analco and Santa Fe Across the Centuries,” historian Hilario Romero kicks off a five-week series of dialogues about the neighborhood. In the series, which runs weekly through the first week of April, speakers explore lesser-known facets of El Barrio de Analco National Historic District and its centerpiece, San Miguel Chapel—the oldest church in New Mexico still on its original site, which in the early 1300s was the location of an Ancestral Puebloan dwelling. San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail,$10, Sat, Mar 9 at 4pm
- Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Begins – Move your clocks ahead 1 hour on Sat. Mar 9
- New Mexico Rain: The Story of Bill and Bonnie Hearne – Local musicians Bill and the late Bonnie Hearne, both challenged by blindness, carved out a special place in music for themselves. The film relives some of their early days playing and influencing music. Violet Crown Cinema, 1606 Alcaldesa St. $10, Sun, Mar 10 at 11am
- Honoring Dr. Annie Dodge Wauneka – Women’s History Month calls for a celebration of Wauneka, the tribal leader of the Navajo Nation and public health activist who worked tirelessly to improve the health and welfare of the Navajo People, as well as reduce tuberculosis nationwide. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, as well as the Indian Council Fire Achievement Award and the Navajo Medal of Honor. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, Sun, Mar 10 at 1pm
The Vista Grande Public Library (VGPL) will host Santa Fe artist, Roberta Parry, March 2- 30 in the library gallery. “Of Rocks and Trees” features transparent watercolors and some gouache.
The exhibit includes intimate watercolor ‘portraits’ of rocks and trees as they grace and inform our landscape. Parry’s strong yet lyrical paintings reflect her affinity for watercolor and the impact of light and color on her work. She explains, “Color and light are the elements that most strike my sensuous core, and transparent watercolors best capture the vibrancy and translucence of sky, earth, water and all that grows and travel therein.”
The public is invited to meet the artist March 8 from 4 – 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The VGPL exhibition series is for the enjoyment of patrons when visiting the library located south of the El Dorado Community School, on 14 Avenida Torreon. Exhibition art will be on sale by the artist and available to the purchaser after the close of the show. The library will receive a sales commission benefiting operations and library programming.
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