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Arts and Entertainment: Top Picks for the Week

Yamamoto Masao’s “67 from A Box of Ku.” His work will be a part of Obscura Gallery’s “Views of Stillness Show.” (Courtesy of Jennifer Schlesinger)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Peacefulness and tranquility are what viewers can expect when looking at the work of the photographers selected for Obscura Gallery’s current show. “Views of Stillness,” which opens tonight, features the art of Michael Massaia, Yamamoto Masao and Kate Joyce. Massaia, a New Jersey-based photographer and printmaker, is known for his black-and-white images of lonely landscapes – particularly from New York’s Central Park – that he takes in the middle of the night, due to his insomnia. Masao, of Japan, often shoots the overlooked elements of nature and everyday life. Joyce, a local photographer, will show work from her “Ten-Diptychs” series. The collection includes images that formed after her hard drive failed and left her with glitchy versions of the originals, shown alongside copies of her fingerprint. The “Views of Stillness” opening reception is 5-7 p.m. tonight at Obscura Gallery, 1405 Paseo de Peralta. The exhibition will stay up until Jan. 5.

SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISANS: The annual Fall Fiber Arts Fiesta kicks off tonight at the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Center. The market, hosted by the Española Fiber Art Center, features more than 40 local artisans selling clothes, accessories and other hand-made crafts. Tonight is a ticketed artist reception and silent auction during which guests can preview and do some shopping before the weekend market. Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at The market, which is free and open to the public, is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta.

A scene from the Hampstead Stage Company’s “Prince Caspian.” (Courtesy of Hampstead Stage Company)

NARNIA TALE CONTINUES: A beloved C.S. Lewis classic will be brought to life as a play at branches of the Santa Fe Public Library starting today. “Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia” is the second book in Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” series and follows the Pevensie children as they return to the land they once ruled. More than 1,000 years has passed since they were last in Narnia. Throughout the story, the Pevensies help Narnia’s rightful heir, Prince Caspian, take back the throne from his evil uncle. The play, recommended for ages five and up, is performed by the Hampstead Stage Company. The New Hampshire-based group performs free, educational shows of classic tales for kids across the country. Today’s performance is from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive. It will be at the LaFarge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street, Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. and at the Main Branch Library on Washington Street from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday.


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