Art Underground

"Showing your work at a Santa Fe gallery is like having your mom and dad home at a party," says artist Vincent Fasano. That's why he and twin brother Charly (also known as "City Mouse") have been putting on art shows at the Phoenix Gallery in the basement of 3 Kings Tavern.

This month, the brothers Fasano will present their own work alongside that of two other artists, Heretik Art and Faim Worldwide, during the March Art Show and Live Music Series. Also featured will be music performances by Weirdword tonight at 7 p.m.; David Mead (of Ships & Fog) on March 10 at 8 p.m.; and Booger Sugar on March 23 at 8 p.m.

"It breaks the ice if there's a [rock] show going on," says Charly when explaining his preference for art shows at a music venue rather than a gallery. "I like my art to be surrounded by punk-rock music," agrees Vincent, whose vintage-themed Fast Geek Boutique is sponsoring the March series. "I'd take that over a gallery any day."

3 Kings is at 60 South Broadway; all events at the Phoenix Gallery are free of charge. For more information, visit
Fri., March 2, 7 p.m.; Sat., March 10, 8 p.m.; Fri., March 23, 8 p.m., 2012