Category Archives: The Arts

Bernice Pearl: A Neighborhood Gem

Bernice Pearl moved to Santa Fe five years ago from NYC when her husband died and, as she says, she “doesn’t waste a minute.”  She is 81 years old and, because she loves kids, chose to live in the Vista Linda … Continue reading

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Issa’s Quest: Radio Taboo

Some random thoughts on the Oscars, and an interview with the fascinating  Issa Nyaphaga, a Camerooni, activist, artist, journalist and one time refugee whose Radio Taboo project will build a radio tower in his village to help people talk about … Continue reading

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Barbara Meikle: Painting and Rescuing Donkeys

Santa Fe Painter Barbara Meikle likes to say that she paints her Tesuque neighborhood, donkeys and the birds who ride on them, horses, trucks, sunflowers and sunsets.  She is also very involved in donkey welfare and rescue efforts, including at Edgewood … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Hey podcast listeners, Santa Fe Stories is one year old!  This week’s show is some pieces of our favorites from the last year. Listen to the show: The full episodes are, of course, here on the site too: The Sagebrush … Continue reading

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Nicholas Herrera: The Santero of El Rito

Nicholas Herrera is a contemporary artist whose art builds on and expands the traditional art of the Northern New Mexico Santero.  He is known as the Santero, the saint maker, of El Rito.  I visited with him at his home … Continue reading

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Dr. Bronze

Come with me on a tour of Santa Fe Bronze and hear the story of its new owner, Cheryl Kirk, former medical doctor and pathologist whose passion for Santa Fe prompted her to become… Dr. Bronze.  We also talk to Paul … Continue reading

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About Love: Gay Block on her Life and Work

Photographer Gay Block talks about her life and work.  Radius books in Santa Fe recently published Gay’s monograph,  About Love: Photographs and Films 1973-2011.   From early portraits of her mother and her parents friends in Houston, to the Miami Beach … Continue reading

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Bonus Track: Bill O’Neill Poetry Reading Uncut

Here is the uncut recording of Bill O’Neill’s poetry reading at Collected Works earlier this year.  (23 min) This track accompanies this week’s show — The Sagebrush Lizard — where I talk to legislator/poet Bill O’Neill — nicknamed the Sagebrush … Continue reading

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Bill Georgenes: A Serendipitous Life in Art

Santa Fe Artist Bill Georgenes talks about his life and work.  An orphan from age 12, Bill worked his way through the Massachusetts School of Art and the Yale School of Art.  His life intersects with some of the great … Continue reading

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About Love: Gay Block on her Life and Work

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