Jazz Guitarist and Composer Solo Performance.

Also on May 6, 2023

© All Rights Reserved 2023 Warehouse 1-10, Magdalena, New Mexico. U.S.A

Warehouse 1-10 was a recepient of a Fulcrum Fund, a grant program of 516 ARTS made possible by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation 2020

DARK SKY LAND is an exhibition series  of installations co-curated and produced by Catherine De Maria and Marisela La Grave featuring a collection of astrophotography, space-era artifacts, historical texts, celestial atlases, video, intermedia land art installations, and cutting edge collaborations between artist and scientists. 

This exhibition represents the first part of a  series of trans-disciplinary exhibitions that explore the concepts of DARK - SKY - LAND, in the context of night sky ecological preservation, art & science.

Dark Sky Land is the original title of a multipart trans-disciplinary project that includes; a night sky environmental movement in New Mexico, a series of advocacy-community-based  site-specific events and exhibitions, land art installations, public art, multimedia events, and a documentary feature film, DARK SKY LAND, Created - Directed - Produced by Marisela La Grave.  A modern-day story that takes place in a landscape of natural darkness, in one of the darkest regions in the Northern Hemisphere - on HWY 60 W, from the Magdalena Ridge Observatory through the National Radio Astronomy Observatory a.k.a VLA, west into the pristine Bottle Class 1 skies of Pie Town, in Catron county, New Mexico, home to a future International Dark Sky Sanctuary by 2024. An insightful look at the hidden impact of light pollution's existential threat to astronomy, human health, the environment, and nocturnal creatures. 

Dark Sky Land astronomical corridor is home to an eclectic, resilient population of native, scientists and artists and over a dozen privately owned observatories, that perform research, live science, astrophotography, advanced imaging, and data collection. ​​

Join us for an out-of-this-world immersive experience into the universe of Virtuoso Jazz guitarist and composer James Emery. I had the extraordinary pleasure of seeing Emery perform recently with his Trio Neo Trio at The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell New Mexico.

Emery has been active on the international jazz and contemporary music scene since 1975. He has recorded 26 CDs as a leader or co-leader and has performed his work in over 25 countries worldwide. His recordings are described as “innovative and imaginative” and “utterly distinctive” by the Penguin Guide to Jazz, which selected his orchestral recording, Transformations, for its edition titled "The History of Jazz in the 1001 Best Albums." He has received international critical acclaim for his work leading various ensemble formations of jazz and creative music. He is also recognized for his work with the groundbreaking String Trio of New York, which he co-founded in 1978.

Emery has been reviewed in numerous publications including; The New York Times wrote "Emery is a fleet guitarist with a personal touch and sound...Mercurial, poised and thoroughly satisfying" and The German magazine Stereo lauded Emery’s compositional skills, observing "the guitarist succeeds in something astonishing: shaping modernistic sound dimensions in an extraordinarily delightful way and making them accessible to a wider audience..."

His unique artistic expression has resulted in many awards, grants, and commissions including a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also received awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

James Emery and his wife Colleen lived in Greenwich Village and Warwick NY for over 20 years. They recently moved to Santa Fe NM and he hasn’t missed a beat at forming at performing with a new trio as well as solo performance. Help us welcome him to Magdalena. 



Also in Magdalena 

ART MAGDALENA 10th Annual Gallery & Studio Tour May 6&7 2023

EVENING CONCERT May 6, 2023 at 7 pm Door opens at 6 pm

$15.00 Seating is limited

Reservations recommended 






Magdalena NM / Join us Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm for the 10th annual ART MAGDALENA Gallery and Studio Tour featuring sixteen locations around the Village of Magdalena, and over 50 participating artists and Artisans working in a broad range of media. The afternoon will include gallery exhibitions, open studios, an artisan market, and demonstrations in printmaking, bookbinding, watercolor painting, weaving, and blacksmithing. All daytime events are free and the art is for sale. On Saturday, The Magdalena Chamber of Commerce will host a fundraiser Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm ($8.00) and Warehouse 1-10 Gallery will feature an evening performance by Jazz Guitarist and Composer James Emery. 7 pm $15. at the door. Seating is limited, reservations are recommended at 575-517-0669.       View the artists



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DARK SKY LAND Project (2023)

Exhibition Series 

N0. 1  DARK - The Astronomers       

N0. 2  SKY - Space       

N0. 3  LAND - Time

​MAY 6 - OCTOBER 18, 2023 

View the exhibition by appointment only.

​110 North Main Street, Magdalena NM  / Ph. 575-517-0669

N0 1. ​​​​DARK - The Astronomers

John W. Briggs / FOAH Observatory
John Evelan / SkyPi Observatory

Bettymaya Foott  / Very Large Array 
Robert Q. Fugate / Astrophotography

Greg Funderburk Observatory
Colleen Gino / Magdalena Ridge Observatory

Cathy & Tim Havens / Havens Observatory
John Labrecque / Dark Canyon Observatory

Michael Mattei / Dark Sky Observatory

Darrel & Loraine Moon  / Killer Rock Observatory

Antoine Ribaut / Eye On the Universe Observatory 

Michael P. Robinson /  Star Ranch Observatory

Anrika Rupp / SkyLand Lab Artist in Residency 

SkyLand Lab / Naked Eye Observatory

James Totoritis Observatory
Eric Toops / Toops Optic Lab

N0 2. SKY - Space

​N0 3. LAND - Time

(Opening scheduled for September 2023)


Astronomical Artifacts from The Astronomical Lyceum  ​Collection, Magdalena New Mexico

For more information about DARK SKY LAND Film
Producer - director Marisela La Grave and DARK SKY LAND PROJECT 



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