May 14 @ 5:00 PM – Jun 11 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. there will be an opening reception for an exhibition by artists Stephanie Alia Corriz, Michael Ellis, and Jordain Cheng-Kinnander. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Stephanie Alia Stephanie Alia was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1979. Stephanie works mainly with creative photography, but is also a writer and a conceptual artist. She is heavily influenced by a lifelong love of fantasy and science fiction. She enjoys designing original makeup, hair and wardrobe for her photo sessions. She plans to expand further into this realm with future projects. She lives with her five-year-old son, Eason, who is just as much of a nerd as his mother is. Jordain Cheng-Kinnander Jordain Cheng-Kinnander is an illustrator and fine artist with an education in Archaeological Anthropology, as well as degrees in Drawing and Painting, and Commercial Illustration. Jordain’s work has a strong focus on the magical side of art and the environment. His work seeks to do justice to nature and accuracy in how he depicts the creatures and tales of his cultural German and Swedish roots. He grew up in a small rural town in North Western Wisconsin, where the majority population is of German-Scandinavian descent and many of the older generations, including his own grandparents, spoke primarily German, Swedish or Danish. This rich cultural exposure allowed Jordain to glean from those around him a firsthand glimpse into the old-time customs, stories and legends of his German-Scandinavian ancestors. With his work, Jordain seeks to bring awareness to the importance of investing into the richness that comes from preserving the tales and myths of our past. He hopes that by creating his work, that the viewer will be inspired to investigate the wealth of stories and legends of their own cultural heritage. Michael Ellis Michael Ellis is an illustrator from Albuquerque, NM. He has illustrated for The Alarmist, The Weekly Alibi, Strange Horizons and others. He is the writer/artist behind Cletus the Defeatist, the wacky comic strip of failure, desperation and existential angst. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife, three children, dog, cat and many other things that go bump in the night. See more of his work at www.michaelellisart.com and at facebook.com/michaelellisart .
May 31 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us at the Jean Cocteau for a celebration of the life and works of Roger Zelazny, one of the most celebrated and influential science fiction and fantasy authors of the 20th century. This memorial will include the sharing of memories, photographs, readings, and much more. This special memorial and life celebration will take place at Jean Cocteau Cinema on Sunday, May 31st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Remembering Roger is a free event, but seating is limited. Anyone wanting to reserve a seat can call, email the theater, or come directly to the box office. Zelazny, best known for The Chronicles of Amber series, received numerous Nebula and Hugo Awards for his works of fiction. He also authored Lord of Light, This Immortal, Creatures of Light and Darkness, Isle of the Dead, The Dream Master, Prince of Chaos, and many other unequivocally excellent novels and short stories. Enjoy the words and memories of Zelazny’s close friends, family, and notable science fiction and fantasy authors. Speakers include: George R.R. Martin, Trent Zelazny, Parris Martin, Neil Gaiman (video), Walter Jon Williams, Melinda Snodgrass, John Miller, Shannon Zelazny, Joe Halderman, Steve Brust (via Skype), and Jane Lindskold. Following the memorial, there will be a theatrical production of one of Zelazny’s last works—a play called Godson. This special performance costs $16.00 and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Jun 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Monday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m., New York Times bestselling author, Deborah Harkness, will read passages from her forthcoming novel, The Book of Life. She will sign copies of selected books afterward. There will also be an interview with Harkness, which will be moderated by Lorene Mills. FROM DEBORAH HARKNESS’ WEBSITE: After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago. With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.
Jun 10 – Jul 13 all-day
Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery is pleased to feature Kathamann in a one-person exhibition in June at 418 Montezuma in Santa Fe. Thursday, June 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. there will be an opening reception. Multiple works on paper include line variation, a subtle palette, and amorphic form. Layering in acrylic, application with a squirt bottle, and poured areas with subtraction are some of the techniques used. From the artist, “I feel compelled to express myself in non-verbal, abstract languages in both 2 and 3 dimensions. I am intrigued with the open-endedness of abstraction. Abstraction provides its own continuum.” Several small sculptural pieces will also be exhibited. For press questions about the art: Kathamann (505) 988-1655. Learn more about Katharmann on her website.