1 Get three-for-one art.

SITE Santa Fe celebrates the opening of three new exhibitions on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Arturo Herrera’s You Are Here, Erin Shirreff’s Folded Stone, and Carmen Herrera’s I’m Nobody! Who Are You? transform the museum with new works. “It’s abstraction across generations,” says Carolina Franco, director of external affairs at SITE. “The work is super playful, and seeing how they all speak to each other is great.”

On display through May 27, Arturo Herrera’s first solo exhibition in New Mexico includes works the Venezuela-born artist made over three decades, examining visual language and abstractions through sculpture, mixed media collage, paintings, photography, glass, and felted pieces. Herrera, who created two murals for the show, plays with concepts of revealing and concealing by featuring many layers and repetitions. “He works mainly with these intricate paper cutting pieces in different mediums,” Franco says.

In I’m Nobody! Who Are You?, on display through September 16, the late Carmen Herrera’s minimalist abstract works demonstrate her dedication to using few elements in her process: color, lines, and shapes. Born in Cuba, she attended school in Paris and made art for more than 80 years before her passing in 2022. “She worked on the pieces in this exhibit from ages 92 to 106,” says Franco.

Erin Shirrff's "Fig (no. 10)" is included in her SITE Santa Fe exhibition "Folded Stone." Photograph courtesy of SITE Santa Fe.

Finally, Erin Shirreff reimagines the medium of sculpture in Folded Stone, on display through May 27. She applies the elements of sculpture to other mediums to create what she calls “hybrid scenarios.” Featuring bold colors and simple forms, her works confront the experience of viewing art. A multimedia artist from Canada who lived in Santa Fe in the early 1990s, Shirreff worked with SITE Santa Fe on a biennial in the early 2000s. “It’s great to welcome her back into our space,” says Franco.

The opening reception also includes bites from Más Chile, beverages from Rolling Still, and a DJ set from Justin Ray known as 13Pieces. “We feel like it’s time to celebrate,” Franco says.  

The Museum of International Folk Art’s World of Treasures Auction and Party features more than 60 rare and high-value folk and fine art treasures. Photograph courtesy of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

2 Bid on rare folk art.

Also in Santa Fe, more than 60 rare folk art treasures are available at the Museum of International Folk Art’s World of Treasures, a silent auction that benefits the museum on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. All of the auction items were donated by private collectors, making for a one-of-a-kind offering. In addition to the items up for auction, there will be a pop-up boutique stocked with special folk art items.

Let you creativity show at the Las Cruces Museum of Art Chalk Walk. Photograph courtesy of the Las Cruces Museum of Art.

3 Go outside and get creative.

Artists take over the courtyard at the Las Cruces of Museum of Art on Saturday during the second-annual Chalk Walk. Featured artists draw large-scale works on the pavement starting at 9 a.m. The event includes community activities like doodling with oversized chalk sticks and a community-created mural. The artists, including Jennifer Craig, Citlali Delgado, and Emma Henderson, complete their works around 4:30 p.m., when the public can cast their votes for their favorites.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's new exhibition "Pueblo Baseball: Stitching Our Communities Together" features photos, memorabilia, and videos documenting the game. Photograph courtesy of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

4 Swing into Pueblo baseball.

Highlighting the importance of baseball to New Mexico’s 19 Pueblos, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s new exhibit Pueblo Baseball: Stitching Our Communities Together opens on Saturday. Taking over the South Gallery through October 27, the exhibition includes photos, memorabilia, and videos documenting the sport as played by Pueblo peoples.

“The exhibition highlights a critical aspect of Pueblo identities and Pueblo communities’ evolving histories through first-hand recollections that connect past with present and future through passing on the legacy of Pueblo baseball,” says Michelle Lanteri, head curator at the cultural center, in a press release. 

To coincide with the opening weekend of the Pueblo baseball season, a reception will take place on April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Flocken's Nekroparlor will be among the exhibitors at the Oddities & Curiosities Expo in Albuquerque. Photograph courtesy of Flocken's Nekroparlor.

5 Embrace the unusual.

Strange and one-of-a-kind items are on display at the Oddities & Curiosities Expo in Albuquerque on Saturday and Sunday. Featuring taxidermy, horror collectibles, skulls and bones, original artworks, and more, the expo showcases things you might not see anywhere else. All the items on view are sustainably sourced, meaning none of the animals on display were killed for the purpose of the artwork, but were obtained from other places like vet clinics, farms, and sanctuaries.

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