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Maria Manuela
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Maria Manuela

Maria Manuela is a writer, curator and model based in Santa Fe, where she was born and raised. Currently, she is writing a short story collection of magical realism folk stories based in the Southwest.

Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Take off for a balloon rally. Balloons Over Angel Fire Meet balloon pilots, snap pics with colorful balloons, and then see them ascend over the mountains in Angel Fire during this three-day event…

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Rediscover Playtime at Puzzled

NESTLED IN AN OLD TOWN COURTYARD, Puzzled may look like just another shop in the Albuquerque neighborhood’s collection of adobe homes turned boutiques and restaurants. But much like its selection of…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Float into an artist’s dreamy world. Stella Maria Baer’s unique and ethereal style makes her paintings feel like portals into a dreamworld of rabbitbrush-laden fields where horses enjoy pastel…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Go wild for the Gila. A plethora of offerings—from lectures to hikes to art exhibits—celebrate the Gila Wilderness centennial anniversary this weekend in Silver City. On Friday, the beautifully…

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Take Art to the Streets

ALBUQUERQUE ARTWALK The Albuquerque Artwalk takes over blocks of downtown on the first Friday of each month to highlight local businesses and artists in a fun, walkable way. Different breweries…

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Make Art Walks Your Canvas

ROSE EASON, executive director at gallupARTS, understands the draw of a good art walk. She often coordinates new exhibition openings at the two galleries she oversees—ART123 and LOOM Indigenous Art…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Feel the literary love. The written word comes alive during the Santa Fe International Literary Festival, which brings renowned authors to the Santa Fe Community Convention Center Friday through…

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Macra-made in New Mexico

IN A COZY THREE-BEDROOM home in Rio Rancho, mother of two Jennifer Sandoval, 36, makes a little magic whenever she can steal a moment from her daily grind. Before dinner and after homeschooling…

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