Mixed Me­dia AHA Fes­ti­val of Pro­gres­sive Arts

Pasatiempo - - CONTENTS - — Jen­nifer Levin

The work on dis­play at the AHA Fes­ti­val of Pro­gres­sive Arts is not easy to pi­geon­hole. Spon­sored by the Af­ter Hours Al­liance and now in its sixth year, the AHA Fes­ti­val closes out the sum­mer sea­son by break­ing down walls and bust­ing through cat­e­gories that tend to as­sert them­selves in gallery-friendly art mar­kets like Santa Fe. Di­ver­sity of artists and out­put is the pri­or­ity, as well as show­ing Santa Fe a heck of a good time over a three-day stretch. On Fri­day, Sept. 16, the fes­ti­val kicks off with a show by the Tuc­son in­die rock band XIXA at Solana Cen­ter (915 W. Alameda St.), with opener Thieves & Gyp­sys. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the show starts at 9. Tick­ets are $10 in ad­vance and $12 at the door. The Art

of the Ma­chine — an event in­volv­ing two enor­mous in­ter­ac­tive sculp­tures, food trucks, aerial ac­ro­bat­ics, and more — takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. on Satur­day, Sept. 17, at 2797 Agua Fría St. In The Wheel of For­tune ,a trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tion by Anne Stave­ley and Jill Suther­land, view­ers en­ter an en­vi­ron­ment where for­tunes are told and fu­tures are met. The other piece,

Fledg­ling, by Chris­tian Ris­tow, is a large me­chan­i­cal bird. Ad­mis­sion is $10 in ad­vance or by do­na­tion at the door.

The main event of AHA is the Pro­gres­sive Arts Fair in the Rai­l­yard Plaza, 1 to 8 p.m. on Sun­day, Sept. 18, fea­tur­ing 25 art booths, two mu­sic stages, pop-up per­for­mances, small busi­ness and ar­ti­san ven­dors, food trucks, beer, cof­fee, and more. A $10 ad­mis­sion fee for the Sun­day fair is vol­un­tary. All ad­vance tick­ets, as well as week­end passes for $25, can be pur­chased at www.ahafes­ti­val.com.

DJ 13 Pieces at The Art of The Ma­chine, 2015, photo Victor Ma­cias

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