NEW ART FOR GREATER ALBUQUERQUE (written in 1988)

photograph by lenore goodell

New art for a City new in the making of it out of the old & borrowing across the cultural corridors to review & exchange, astound and create, laugh & intensify, fold out become new in international stance revolving & changing all, every palette of the arts, all new in cross-structural multi-media, trans-cultural, multi-transcultural, all bodies, all strengths across the Rio Grande, across the city, the old 66, get more that your kicks, burgeoning, renewing, becoming dance expanded from art to art, painting performance, musical madness updated, genius created, grabbing across the Earth the hand, the hands shake clap, embrace the newest of everything that is the best, the cross-fertilization of high cultural mingling and experiencing every new thing we can to meet the best, to get to know the greatest, to not be ashamed but inflame the personal senses, bring love of new art back to the world this mesa here, this sloping mountain, this river, this dancing, high desert capitol-conscious city, cosmopolitan becoming from the best of its own in every culture bringing here the best of their best. They’re now our own to enjoy enjoy, enjoy.

l a r r y   g o o d e l l

I wrote this August 12th, 1988 and now in 2012 approaching the centennial for the state of New Mexico I’m thinking of this “broad canvas” again and hoping it may be true.

san ysidro de placitas by juan wijngaard (yuppie houses on the hill)

greg tucker

ken saville

jeff bryan

. . . for instance

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About larry goodell

Poet, voice theater, open space for others, helping hands, sensual paradise here on earth reinvigorated by organic gardening, spirits of New Mexico dancing....
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