From Outpost Director, Tom Guralnick: “Friends, as we are currently in the midst of the Coronavirus Crisis, all classes and concerts at Outpost are cancelled until at least April 16. Refunds for these concerts have been processed and should show up in your account. Please note that our hours here at Outpost will be curtailed and irregular and subject to governmental directives. We will get to your messages and various other business but it may take a bit longer than usual. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are first and foremost wishing all of you and your loved ones good luck and good health as we get through this crisis. Think how great it will be when things start up once again! Go to outpostspace.org for complete information.”
The Melissa Aldana: Visions For Frida Kahlo concert this Saturday, March 14, is still being presented as scheduled, but has been limited by us to an audience of 75 people with chairs spread out in a space designed for 160. If you do not feel you want to attend, we totally understand and will refund your ticket.
Beginning Monday, March 16, in light of this fact and the state government’s public health order suspending gatherings of more than 100 persons, we are cancelling all concerts at the Outpost Performance Space until April 15, at which time we will reevaluate the situation and our next steps.
We will continue to keep you updated and informed in as timely a fashion as possible and if you have any questions, feel free to call us at 505-268-0044.
And in the words of Outpost Founder and Executive Director, Tom Guralnick…
“While this has been a hard decision to make, it is clearly the only responsible way to go and we hope and pray that its effect will be positive in helping all of us to get beyond this crisis.
Hardest of all, perhaps, is that we will miss the community that we treasure here at Outpost (other organizations have their own beautiful communities). MUSIC HEALS and so it is almost counter-intuitive to cancel concerts. We will miss each and every one of you – artists, audience members, friends, children and so on – who comprise our Outpost family. We look forward to seeing you happy and healthy on the other side of the crisis. We wish each and every one of you health and happiness and consolation in the idea that we are all in this together.”
With Deepest Love and Gratitude,
Tom Guralnick, Outpost Founder & Executive Director; and everybody else here at Outpost (staff, Board, volunteers, etc.)
Come celebrate the strength and individuality of these young artists, each selected for their talent and bold creativity. Hailing from Albuquerque Charter Schools including Explore Academy, Amy Biehl High School, and Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, these emerging artists are diverse learners and leaders who demonstrate the intellectual, social, and ethical habits to improve their communities. A range of works expressing personal style and varied media champions the power of personal choice and hands-on experiential learning.
Exhibition Dates: April 1-May 16
Reception: Friday, April 3, 6-8pm
The Spring 2020 Season is just ahead and TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for most shows. Still a few to add, so keep checking the Schedule page! Spring newsletters will be mailed out in early February and we only send it to Outpost members, sponsors, etc, so if you are not yet a member and would like to get a copy in your mailbox, Become an Outpost Member Today! You’ll also get discounts on tickets, member update mailings, member-only events, etc!
Interested in sponsoring an Outpost concert? We’d love your support! Outpost Concert Sponsors receive all kinds of great benefits while helping to support great live music here in NM, including advertising in our newsletters, concert programs and more, tickets to shows, banners, etc.! Give us a call at 505-268-0044 to learn more about how you can reach a new audience for your business while helping to support Outpost, one of the premiere arts presenters in the Southwest! Check out Sponsorship Brochure here!
Meanwhile our Outpost Education programs begin soon!
We look forward to sharing another exciting season of music
& more with you here at the Space and beyond!
Albuquerque-based artist Peter Voshefski presents his epic studies about the relationship between landscape, ecological systems, and imagination, seeming to illustrate a non-sequential narrative of the mythology of Life and Earth. Installations of mysteriously painted abstract textural substances interact with delicate micro-drawings, while trees, creatures and other entities interconnect within a fanciful network of individual units. FREE!
Exhibition Dates: January 27-March 28
Artist Reception: Friday, February 7, 6-8pm
Wow what a great masterclass that was on Wednesday with the Dexter Gordon Legacy Quartet! Doug Lawrence, Louis Hayes, George Cables and John Webber offered some invaluable musical and life lessons to the Outpost advanced jazz students and it was a real treat for all! Thank you to everyone who participated and came out to this great event, including these four jazz legends! We are very lucky to have them here! Meanwhile, this Friday’s concert with the quartet is SOLD OUT! Please call us at 505-268-0044 if you’d like to be on the waiting list.
Then, next week, we have a little break from concerts and events for Thanksgiving, after which we return with all kinds of great music and much more! Spoken word champion Buddy Wakefield, Leni Stern African Trio, Baracutanga, Bobby Shew Sextet and much more! Full Schedule Here!
We look forward to sharing all the music and more with you and wish you all a Happy Hearty Thanksgiving!
Cold Sweat is a three-person exhibition of new work by Rita Bard (Santa Fe, NM), Loc Huynh (Denton, TX), and Laura Wacha (Bernardo, NM). In uncertain times such as these, humor is a tool that can give us relief while simultaneously sharpening one’s critical engagement with a subject. All three artists in this exhibition employ humor to engage with a pastiche of considerable topics: Comics, Pop art, theater, television, interpersonal dynamics, politics, and popular culture are but a few references that come to mind when viewing the work of the these highly energetic and colorful artists. The writer Kimberly Drew states, “anxiety is the opposite of freedom. Anxiety is like wading in fear. We’re all buoyed by what we have and what we’re willing to do to keep it. And there’s a fine line between inner peace and ignorance.” These artists, like us, are dealing with personal and collective anxieties, and through their individualized freedom of expression, they help both artist and viewer grapple with both complex and mundane issues.
Exhibition dates: October 27, 2019-February 1, 2020
Closing our 2019 Outpost summer season tonight, it’s another great Roust the House Teen Performance Night! What a great summer of music and so much more! And even though the Outpost season comes to an end, there are still some other great independently presented shows coming up: Singer-songwriter Madalena celebrates a CD release on Saturday, August 17; AMP Concerts presents the great Eliza Gilkyson on Sunday the 18th; + more! SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE HERE!
And as we finish one season, we are busy getting ready for the next! Fall 2019 is going to be great! It all begins on Friday, September 6 with an Inpost Artspace Reception: FLOW RIDING EDGE WHISPRS: WORK BY timothy jason reed. Then, our Fall Jazz & Latin Music Classes for Youth & Adults begin on September 9. There’s still time to register! PLUS, NEW THIS SEASON: Music Together Family Classes – a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers, and other primary caregivers. Tuesdays, September 17- November 19, 4:30pm. There will be a Music Together demo class at Outpost on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 4:30–5:15 pm!
And of course, the concert line-up! Highlights include Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet; Gerald Clayton Quartet; Geoff Muldaur; Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game; Chick Corea’s Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade at Lensic; Dmitri Matheny; Laurie Antonioli’s Tribute to Joni Mitchell; Miguel Zenon; Shahid Parvez Khan; Steel House w. Ed Simon, Scott Colley and Brian Blade; Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole; Dexter Gordon Tribute Band w.Doug Lawrence, Louis Hayes, George Cables, John Webber; and much more! Then, in the Spring 2020, we’ve got Melissa Aldana; Rahim AlHaj; Michael Morreale; Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret; Lorca Hart-Nicolas Bearde; Jazzmeia Horn; Tim Berne; and more! Stay tuned as tickets will go on sale for some of the fall shows soon!
Thank you for coming out and supporting live music, art, spoken word and more! We look forward, as always, to sharing it all with you!
A dynamic selection of abstract drawings and paintings by Santa Fe-based artist timothy jason reed, who describes his work as “…whispers and rhythms…ideas and inspirations, gently inviting you into their dance / swimming with the song of your gaze.” Born in 1976, reed was raised in Tongva land (Southern California) and has been living and working around po’oge (Santa Fe) for approximately ten years. His large paintings present powerful evidence of a self-imposed challenge to connect to a creative “flow state” directly influenced by an intensely productive and enlightening drawing practice. This astonishing work is intuitive, vibrant, and kaleidoscopic, while earnestly uniting with deeper channels of collective consciousness.
Exhibition Dates: August 19- October 26
Artist Reception: First Friday ARTScrawl, Friday, September 6, 5 – 7pm
Exhibition may be viewed during the reception, Outpost performances, box office hours, (M-F 2-5:30pm), and by appointment. Gallery is FREE of charge.
The NM Jazz Festival spends a couple nights up at the Lensic in Santa Fe for two great concerts: NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Barron-Dave Holland Trio with Nasheet Waits on Friday, July 26; and the Stanley Clarke Band, Saturday, July 27. Then, wrapping up this year’s fesitval is the phenomenal young jazz pianist, Joey Alexander with his Trio at the African American Performing Arts Center, Sunday, July 28. These shows are close to sold out, so Get your tickets here!
Then, the 24th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights series resumes with the Bobcats + pianist Markus Gottschlich’s Trio on August 1, followed by the Alpha Cats + Christine Fawson Group on August 8, and Claudio Tolousse + Hillary Smith & Michael Anthony on the 15th! It’s a great series featuring some of New Mexico’s best jazz artists, so come on out and support all the great local talent that resides right here in your own backyard! And each show is only $15 ($10 for Outpost Members & Students)! ALSO, there the 16th Annual Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championships on August 10 and Roust the House Teen Performance Night to wrap up the great 2019 Summer Season! PLUS, don’t forget some great independently presented shows at the Space. Check out the full schedule of events here!
We look forward to seeing you and sharing all the great music & more with you!