Wednesday, February 10, 2010
75 Leading Members of Santa Fe Visual Arts Community to Host Reception in Support of Mayor David Coss
Many of the leading members of Santa Fe’s visual arts community will host a reception in support of Mayor David Coss on Thursday, February 11, 2010. Among the co-sponsors are 75 of the City’s top artists, gallery/business owners, curators and art publications The reception will take place from 5-7 PM at the LewAllen Gallery in the Railyard District.
“I am thrilled to have the support of this incredible group, which represents such a broad cross-section of our city,” Mayor Coss stated in a release about the event. “The visual arts community is critical to Santa Fe’s cultural and economic prosperity, and we must work together to drive its continued growth.”
Heidi Loewen, a co-host and owner of Heidi Loewen Gallery, said, “Since he was elected, Mayor Coss has been out-front and supportive of the arts community. No Mayor has done more to bolster our sector than he has.”
According to the reception hosts, Mayor Coss has been a vigilant supporter of the arts in Santa Fe since he took office. During the Mayor’s first term, his and the City’s accomplishments have included:
- Completing and putting into operation the Railyard District, including the Railyard Park, Warehouse 21, new businesses and galleries, and the Farmers’ Market.
- Completing, in cooperation with the State, the Rail Runner, which brings hundreds of commuters and tourists to Santa Fe to work, shop in our stores, and eat in our restaurants.
- Purchasing the College of Santa Fe so that it would not be forced to close, then leasing part of the land to Laureate Education for the purpose of operating CSF.
- Giving the Santa Fe Complex a multi-year contract for innovation in cutting edge art and science projects.
- Beginning daily American Eagle Airlines jet flights between Santa Fe and Dallas/Fort Worth and between Santa Fe and Los Angeles.
- Creating and implementing the 2,500-square-foot, City-funded Convention Center Community Art Gallery, featuring local northern New Mexico artists.