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Manuel Gonzalez, a slam poet, recites a poem about Albuquerque during the lunch hour Thursday at the city’s Northwest Transit Center on the West Side. Also performing was the city’s poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Catching the bus and some poems

Most people probably don’t think about verse when they’re waiting for the bus, but that wasn’t the case Thursday during a poetry slam at the city’s Northwest Transit Center on Ellison NW.

This seed pot by Camillo Tafoya will be among the items sold at the Wheelwright Museum’s auction. (Courtesy of Jim Gautier)

Our picks for the week

We’re entering that week in which Native American art is going to be appearing everywhere, not just in the Railyard, with the Indigenous Fine Arts Music, and the Plaza next weekend, with Indian Market.

Tailinh Agoyo, left, is the director of marketing and creative services, and John Torres Nez is the president of the Indigenous Fine Art Market, which will open in the Railyard on Thursday. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

New Indian arts group trying to ‘do something different’

Back in the days when tourists started riding the rails that stretched into the West, Native Americans would flock to the railway stations to sell their handmade objects to visitors as they came and went.

Internationally renowned artist Christo at ABQ museum

The Albuquerque Museum will host a free lecture with the internationally renowned Christo at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the museum. His talk will focus on two works in progress.