#9: It Does Take Money: The Economic Impact of Art with Michelle Laflamme-Childs, New Mexico Arts and Rose Eason, gallupARTS

Wherever there are people, there is art. Sadly, wherever there is art, there are few creatives who can earn a living solely from their work. Nowhere are those facts more apparent than in New Mexico, one of the most rural states in the Union, yet one laden with artistic riches.  Encounter Culture host Charlotte Jusinski…Read more

#8: What’s Important is the Art: The Legacy of Elaine Horwitch, Southwest Rising with Dr. Julie Sasse

In a fitting close to Encounter Culture’s inaugural season, host Charlotte Jusinski returns to where it began. The New Mexico Museum of Art’s exhibition Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch celebrates the woman responsible for launching this region’s contemporary art movement into the stratosphere. Joining Charlotte to dish on the legendary…Read more

#7: Dressing With Purpose: Norwegian Bunad and Cultural Belonging with Laurann Gilbertson and Carrie Hertz, Museum of International Folk Art

Traditional clothing can inform, inspire, and connect. Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia, which opens at the Museum of International Folk Art in December, examines three Scandinavian folk dress traditions—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti. Host Charlotte Jusinski explores the history, social implications, and present-day interpretations of these iconic, often intricately embroidered…Read more