It’s a celebration 30 years in the making. Ventana Fine Art is honoring decades of work with a retrospective for Rebecca Tobey, a renowned local sculptor known for vibrant animals made of ceramic, brass and other mediums. The exhibition, which opens tonight and includes several rare or sold-out pieces from her personal collection, also coincides with Tobey’s 70th birthday. Much of her work was made in collaboration with her late husband, Gene, whom she met several years after moving to Santa Fe in 1975. The opening reception for “Thirty Years of Greatness” is today from 4-7 p.m. The show runs at Ventana, 400 Canyon Road, until Dec. 5.
[MOSTLY] AMERICAN: A new chamber music series coming to Santa Fe next week pays homage to “mostly” American composers, particularly those from the early 20th century. The “OutBach Festival of [Mostly] American Music,” organized by and featuring renowned classical pianist Donna Coleman, is at San Miguel Chapel Nov. 27 and 29, and Dec. 1. Each show includes a different composition. The first, a solo performance by Coleman, is 20th-century composer Charles Ives’ “The Concord Sonata.” The Nov. 29 show will feature members of The Concord Trio – Coleman, violinist Endre Balogh and cellist Antony Cook – mixing and matching to perform a series of duos by American composers and Hungarian Zoltan Kodály. The Dec. 1 show covers trios. The group will perform compositions by Ives and Ives’ mentor Horatio Parker, and one by Maurice Ravel, the French composer. Performances for the OutBach Festival of [Mostly] American Music are at 7 p.m. at San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail. Tickets are $25/$15 for students. The shows are not suitable for kids 10 and under, according to the announcement.
MEOW WOLF DOCUMENTARY: Want to catch the Meow Wolf documentary in Santa Fe? The one-night-only screening happening nationwide will be shown locally at one venue only: Jean Cocteau Cinema. The documentary, which showed at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival earlier this year, chronicles the journey of the DIY art collective turned major creative corporation.
It’s only fitting that “Meow Wolf: Origin Story” be shown at the theater owned by George R.R. Martin, the film’s producer and an early investor in Meow Wolf. Martin purchased the old bowling alley that now serves as Meow Wolf’s “The House of the Eternal Return” immersive art installation. The screening at 7 p.m. costs $11 for adults and $9 for students, children or seniors. Meow Wolf staff will also be on hand for a post-show Q&A. A 21-and-over after-party will be hosted at Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., with live entertainment. Tickets, available at meowwolf.com, are $20. For a deeper look at “Meow Wolf: Origin Story,” head to this week’s Venue Section in the Journal.