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Gallery talks, demonstrations to enjoy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — These are the programs the Albuquerque Museum is presenting in conjunction with the “Hispanic Traditional Arts of New Mexico” exhibit:

♦ 1 p.m. today, artists discuss traditional influences and the role innovation plays in keeping traditions alive; 2:30 p.m. today, La Familia Vigil plays traditional music of northern New Mexico. Free with museum admission.

♦ 1 p.m. Oct. 16, Tey Diana Rebolledo, a University of New Mexico distinguished professor, and rare-book seller Shirley Jacobsen discuss the Federal Writers Project in New Mexico, which documented narratives and traditional stories of Hispanics. Free with museum admission.

♦ 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Nacha Mendez Trio plays regional favorite and music of Spanish-speaking countries. Free.

♦ 11 a.m. Nov. 2, Andrew Connors gives a gallery talk on objects in the exhibit. He is the curator of the exhibit and the museum’s curator of art. Free.

♦ 1 p.m. Nov. 20, artists demonstrate traditional techniques and materials that inspire their experimentation. Artists include Charlie Sanchez, straw appliqué; Kevin Burgess and Drew Coduti, tinwork; Adán Carriaga, santos; and Julia Gómez, colcha embroidery. Free with musuem admission.

♦ 1 p.m. Dec. 11, documentary film “Santero: Art of Devotion” and discussion with Kirk Ellis, the film’s producer and director. Free with museum admission.

♦ 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Teatro Paraguas presents “Jim Sagel, poeta nuevomexicano.” Free.

♦ 1 p.m. Dec. 17, families can learn about Hispanic art traditions through demonstrations and projects. Free with museum admission.

♦ 11 a.m. Jan. 4, Connors gives a gallery talk on object in the exhibit. Free.

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