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.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Help Haiti at Albuquerque's Visiones Gallery with Art, Food & Music on Jan. 22
From Working Classroom:
Last summer, Albuquerque Journal photojournalist and Haitian native Adolphe Pierre-Louis shared his craft with 10 young artists at Working Classroom. Their work together is featured in "From The Studio To The Street," a photo exhibit opening with a public reception Friday, January 22, from 6:00-8:00 PM in Working Classrooms Visiones Gallery at 115 Gold SW in downtown Albuquerque.
In the wake of the horrendous aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, the reception will now be a fundraising event for survivors with.
- Live music by Racine Kreyol
- Haitian food and drinks catered by Haitian chef, Fofo
- Silent auction of Haitian art
- Photos by Adolphe Pierre Louis and Working Classroom students
- Proceeds from sales and donations will benefit Doctors Without Borders and The International Red Cross
This is an opportunity for Albuquerque residents to come out and show their support for the people of Haiti, enjoy Haitian culture, support student artists AND purchase affordable art for a good cause.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Buy Tix Now for NM Jazz Workshop's Yule Struttin'
From Joanie Griffin:
Please join me for a good time to support a worthy cause. I am a board member for the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. I love this organization because we do so many great things in the community. Not only do we put on amazing concerts, we are also making a difference in the lives of many New Mexico children through our youth education programs.
On December 5, 2009, we will hold our annual fundraising event, “Yule Struttin’, Shop & Strut.” The gala will take place at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and will feature fine foods, great music from Hillary Smith, Patty Stephens, the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Bobby Shew and Stan Hirsch, beautiful works of art and a silent auction. The focus of our event this year is youth education.
Now more than ever, we need your support. All of the money that we raise will help us to continue to do the great work that we are doing in the community. Please buy your tickets today. Contact me if you need more information: [email protected]
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Benefit for Casa de Salud Family Medical Office Set for Nov. 8 at Scalo
From Casa de Salud:
Join us for a 5th year celebratory BRUNCH BENEFIT for Casa de Salud Family Medical Office on Sunday, November 8th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Scalo Northern Italian Grill near Central and Carlisle in Albuquerque's Nob Hill. We extend our gratitude to Scalo for offering their restaurant and providing free food. Local artists will share good music and offer donated art pieces for a silent auction.
We would love to see you there! Casa de Salud Family Medical Office is located in the heart of the South Valey of Albuquerque. We interweave traditional and conventional medicines to meet the physical and spiritual health needs of our patients in a welcoming, just, creative and inclusive environment. We are dedicated to providing fair-priced health care and will never turn anyone away for lack of funds. We promote a learning and leadership development environment for practitioners, staff and patients.
Monday, October 26, 2009
11-Day Festival in ABQ, Santa Fe, Taos Will Highlight Jewish Experience in Spanish-Speaking Countries
¡Celébrate! The Jewish Experience in Spanish-Speaking Countries, scheduled for November 5 – 15 in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, is a festival of film, music, art, theater, food, exhibits and lectures highlighting the extraordinary historic and contemporary journey of the Jewish people after their expulsion from Spain in 1492.
This 11-day festival is a collaborative effort with New Mexico and international sponsors organized by the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League (ADL) with major funding provided by the Isaac Liberman Foundation, according to a statement released by the organizations.
New Mexico ADL Director Susan Seligman, who organized the effort states, “I am thrilled with the depth and scope of ¡Celébrate! and the incredible collaborations that came together to make this happen. This is not just a Jewish event, this is not just a Hispanic event, but a community event about discovering one’s roots and how those roots shape our lives and cultures today.”
Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez, Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center notes, “The Hispanic world as well as New Mexico and its people are the heirs of a unique, complex and intricately woven past, the depth and breadth of which has only begun to be measured. Woven into this story is the Jewish experience. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is honored to be a part of this exciting commemoration.
The Albuquerque opening event is the award-winning Spanish film El Ultimo Sefardí/The Last Sephardic Jew on Thursday, November 5, at 7:00 PM at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theatre. This film traces the journey of a young rabbi who searches for his Sephardic roots from Jerusalem to the Caribbean to Spain, looking to keep his culture alive. This film is presented In Ladino with English subtitles. This is a free ticketed event, with tickets available at the NHCC box office (505-724-4771) or ticketmaster.com.
The Santa Fe opening event is an exhibition of contemporary paintings, entitled Unified Borders, by internationally acclaimed Mexican-Jewish painter Beatriz Ezban on Saturday, November 7 at 5:00 PM at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. This event is free.
Cuisine: Delicious Jewish-Latino Cookery
6 pm – 9 pm, Las Cosas Cooking School, Santa Fe, $75
November 6 – 8
Theatre: Light in My Soul/Una Luz En Mi Alma
A story of crypto-Jews in New Mexico from actual interviews
James A. Little Theatre, Santa Fe, $15 - $20
Music: Discovering My Jewish Roots Through Music
NM Symphony Conductor Guillermo Figueroa
8 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, $12
Film: Un Beso a Esta Tierra/A Kiss to This Land
Jews who escaped the Holocaust to Mexico with Mexican Director Daniel Goldberg
3 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, Free
Exhibit: Voyages to Freedom: 500 Years of Jewish Life in Latin America and the Caribbean
5:30 pm – 7 pm, The Ronald Gardenswartz Jewish Community Center, Albuquerque, Free
Conference: Unlikely Neighbors? The Jewish Experience in the “New World,' Historical Perspectives of the Jews in Spain, New Mexico, Argentina and Cuba
1 pm – 5 pm, UNM Student Union Building, Albuquerque, Free
Film: Adio Kerida
Finding Jewish roots in Cuba with filmmaker Ruth Behar
7 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, Free
Service: Sephardic Sabbath Service in Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish and English
8 pm, Congregation Nahalat Shalom, Albuquerque, Free
Theatre: Light in My Soul/Una Luz En Mi Alma
Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, $18/$15
Music: The Sarah Aroeste Band: Contemporary Sephardic Music
8 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, $10 - $15
Lecture: The Jewish Experience in Latin America with Ilan Stavans
1 pm, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe Free with museum admission
4 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque. Lecture is free, $10 for post-lecture tapas and wine reception
Partners who have made this program possible include: The Mexican Consulate, The Mexican Foreign Ministry, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Instituto Cervantes, Casa Sefarad-Israel, The Latin American and Iberian Institute at UNM, The New Mexico History Museum, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Hotel Santa Fe, The Ronald Gardenswartz Jewish Community Center, The Israeli Consulate, Congregation Nahalat Shalom, the Sokolove/Singer/Buchwald families, The Jewish Arts and Culture Group of Santa Fe, Working Classroom, The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society and the New Mexico Symphony.
For further information on these events please visit www.adl.org/celebratefestival
Monday, October 05, 2009
New Energy Economy Invites You to Vision Shift! Art in the Age of Climate Change
From New Energy Economy:
We cordially invite you to attend Vision Shift! Art in the Age of Climate Change. Vision Shift! is the product of a collection of organizations including New Energy Economy, Center for Contemporary Arts, McCune Charitable Foundation, New Cycle Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Earth Care (Youth Allies Organizing Program), Earthworks Institute, Fine Arts for Children and Teens (FACT), Santa Fe Place, Warehouse 21, The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).
Vision Shift! Art in the Age of Climate Change will raise awareness around climate change and affect public policy while creating meaningful social change.
Santa Fe Mayor David Coss recently signed a proclamation declaring a Vision Shift! Art in the Age of Climate Change week. Vision Shift! opens October 8, 2009 at six venues in Santa Fe with more than 100 works and runs through November 30, 2009. We hope you will join us!
See below the fold for upcoming VISION SHIFT! EVENTS:
Thursday, October 8:
5-7 PM Kick Off Event, Santa Fe Place, 4250 Cerrillos Road. Santa Fe Mayor David Coss reads Vision Shift! Proclamation, music with DJ Anjali, and unveiling of the mural done by Bryan Dixon (Diné) working with Earthworks. Bryan's father worked underground in the coal mines in Farmington and knows all too well the negative impacts to his community from the reliance on fossil fuels. Info: 505-469-4060.
5:45 PM Littleglobe's Common Ground - Santa Fe Performance, Santa Fe Place, 4250 Cerrillos Road. Littleglobe's artistic director Molly Sturges and members of Littleglobe's arts and activism ensemble Common Ground - Santa Fe will lead a short interactive performance exploring our shared post-fossil-fuel future and the evolving collective mythologies that can get us there. Visit www.littleglobe.org. Info: 505-989-1437.
Friday, October 9:
5-7 PM Mapping a Green Future Opening, Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. Curated by Lea Rekow. Mapping a Green Future is an exhibition that looks toward the promise of sustainability and the challenges we currently face. The connection between the automobile, life and air is explored through Andrea Polli and Chuck Varga's Cloud Car. Polli's weather station, Hello, Weather! attempts to de-mystify the collection and use of weather and climate. Bill Gilbert documents walking the grid, as topography and legalities allow. Jenny Polak negotiates border politics through a sound installation made from conversations with immigrant workers. Joan Myers' panoramic photography of power plants deals with industrialization's impact on the environment. CCA Info: 505-982-1338.
6 PM Director of New Enery Economy, John Fogarty Lecture - Building Local Economies and Solving Global Warming: Santa Fe is Ready to Lead, Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. Opening John Fogarty's lecture, Littleglobe's arts and activism ensemble, Common Ground - Santa Fe, will do a short music and spoken worrd performance with guests J.A. Deane and Joel Glanzberg. Led by Littleglobe's artistic director, Molly Sturges, performers include ensemble members Jaime Figueroa, Brent Herrera, London Wilder, Audreyann Martinez, Acushla Bastible, Elisa Keir, and Adelma Hnasko.
5-7 PM Scout's Honour and Badland Exhibition Openings, The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place. Scout's Honour is an exhibition which explores, among many things, environmental issues and relationship to land. Badland is an exhibit that is part of the statewide Land Art project and deals with environmental issues. Info: 505-983-8900.
Oct. 5 - Oct. 30:
Post-Fossil-Fuel Art Exhibition, Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michaels Dr. This unjuried exhibition explores artists' visions for a post fossil-fuel world. Info: www.VisionShift.org.
Saturday, October 10:
5-7 PM FACT and Warehouse 21 Art Opening, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta. Artwork from the Vision Shift FACT printmaking workshop goes on display at Warehouse 21 in the W21 Flying Cow Gallery. Info: 505-989-4223 x1 or [email protected]
7:00 PM Spoken Word Performance, Award-winning slam poet Nolan Eskeets performs spoken word at W21.
7:10 PM Ed Mazria Lecture, Warehouse 21. Is it possible to achieve energy independence, solve climate change and revitalize the United States' economy with a single solution? According to Ed Mazria, Founder and Executive Director of Architecture 2030, it is. Mazria will deliver an eye-opening presentation of current climatic, energy and economic events, illustrating the magnitude of the challenges and opportunities confronting us today. Info for all Warehouse 21 events: 505-989-4223x1; [email protected]
Friday, October 16:
10 AM-2 PM Live Feed from Bioneers, Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. A repeat will be shown from 3 to 7 PM.
Saturday, October 17:
10 AM-2 PM Live Feed from Bioneers, Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. A repeat will be shown from 3 to 7 PM.
Sunday, October 18:
10 AM-2 PM Live Feed from Bioneers, Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. A repeat will be shown from 3 to 7 PM. CCA Info: 505-982-1338.
Saturday, October 24:
2-4 PM International Day of Climate Action. In observation of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action, Earth Care's Youth Allies Organizers will host an action to raise awareness about climate change and demand movement by political leaders to cap carbon emissions and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere below 350 parts per million. The action will include a critical mass bike ride, march, and mass bus ride from CCA to the Roundhouse to leave a powerful message (both literal and figurative) for our leaders. Contact: [email protected], (505) 699-1025.
Saturday, November 7:
12 PM The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Members' Lunch, 108 Cathedral Place. Luncheon at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts with Scout's Honor talk by exhibit curator Ryan Rice. Info: 505-983-8900.
October 1 - November 30:
Art-in-Transit, Santa Fe Buses. Art relating to climate change by Charles Strong will be displayed in the Santa Fe City Buses.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Chavez, Romero and Berry Confirmed for Arts Alliance Mayoral Forum August 25
The Arts Alliance announced today that all three candidates for Albuquerque's top political office have confirmed their attendance at a public Mayoral Candidate Forum on arts and culture on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 6:00 PM. The forum will take place at VSA North Fourth Arts Center, which is located at 4904 Fourth Street NW in Albuquerque (map). Albuquerque Journal Assistant Arts Editor Dan Mayfield will moderate the forum.
Questionnaires were distributed to candidates for mayor in July. Click to see the candidate responses (pdf), which are also posted on the Arts Alliance website. Responses have also been distributed to the Alliance’s mailing list of more than 4,000 constituents.
“This is an impartial opportunity for the community to learn where these candidates stand on issues that will shape our region for years to come,” said Kevin Hagen, president of the Arts Alliance Board of Directors, in a press release. “We invite the community to attend the forum to make their voice heard, and learn more about each candidate’s opinions on the arts and culture.”
Thursday, July 23, 2009
SouthWest Organizing Project Presents: Rock Out!
From SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP): SWOP is sponsoring a FREE, all-ages youth event called "Rock Out" on Saturday, August 1st, at Washington Middle School Park, 1101 Park Ave SW, in Albuquerque (map) from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.
"The youth in Albuquerque," said Chris Martin, 11th Grade Cibola High School student, "are usually shown in a certain light or one point of view, and the point that we are trying to get across is that the youth in this city are talented and resourceful and we do have an important voice."
This event will celebrate youth, their talents, and their skills while providing them with resources they need to become successful adults. Youth will compete for cash and prizes in a Break-Dancing Battle, a Battle of the Bands, a Poetry Slam and an Art Showcase.
Stage One will have music performed live by local youth talent. Stage Two will hold the Poetry Slam. Stage Three will hold the B-Boy/B-Girl Break-Dance Battle and a gallery will showcase the "Fashion Your Future" themed Art Showcase! At the same time representatives from a variety of organizations, schools, and programs will be available to provide information and resources to the youth such as Young Women United, YDI Mentoring Initiative, Equality New Mexico, Forum for Youth in the Community, and others.
If you require any additional information please contact SWOP at 247-8832 or by fax at (505)247-9972 or email the any questions to Emma Sandoval at [email protected]
The SouthWest Organizing is a non-profit, community-based, membership organization. Our mission is to empower the disenfranchised in the Southwest to realize racial and gender equality; and social and economic justice. We believe in the rights of people to determine their own future, and participate directly in decisions that affect their lives. We understand that the only way that we can confront the challenges facing our communities is to organize ourselves and build strong local, statewide, and regional organizations. Contact Emma Sandoval at 247-8832 ext. 123 for more information.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Rep. Luján Named Ex-Officio Member of the Institute of American Indian Arts Board of Trustees
Quite an honor. Rep. Ben Ray Luján has been named an ex-officio member of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Board of Trustees. The IAIA is located in Santa Fe and aims to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning and outreach. Rep. Luján replaces Congressman Dale E. Kildee of Michigan on the board.
“I would like to express my gratitude for my appointment as an ex-officio member of the Institute of American Indian Arts board of trustees,” said Rep. Luján in a statement released today. “To be able to follow Representative Kildee in service to IAIA is an honor and the leadership he exhibited during his tenure on the board is a legacy I will work hard to continue.”
According Rep. Lujan's office, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), also known as the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, was Congressionally chartered in 1986. It was originally funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and opened in October of 1962 on the campus of the Indian School in Santa Fe, NM.
The Institute offers four-year degrees in Studio Arts, Visual Communication, Creative Writing and Museum Studies. It is located in one of the most diverse concentrations of Native peoples in North America, in the heart one of the nation’s oldest multi-cultural communities and in one of the largest art markets in the country.
By serving Native students from across the country, the IAIA allows for a unique cultural exchange within the student learning environment. In any given year, there may be up to 112 different tribes represented within the student body. The Institute also participates in outreach programs to the 19 New Mexico Pueblos. Because of their close proximity to the campus, students experience the rich cultures and traditions of the Pueblos first-hand.
For our previous posts on Rep. Lujan, visit our archive.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
ABQ Artist and Founder of 'One Million Bones' Selected as Prestigious TEDGlobal Fellow
Bravo, well done, how exciting and what an honor for the woman behind some incredibly meaningful and moving art projects. Last week, organizers of the TED Conference introduced the first group of TED Fellows to participate in its new international conference, TEDGlobal. One Million Bones is proud to announce that its founder and director, local Albuquerque artist Naomi Natale (above), is among those honored, according to a statement released today. Natale is one of only twenty-five individuals from around the world who have been selected to participate in the TED community this year by attending TEDGlobal 2009, which will be held in Oxford, UK, on July 21-24.
In addition to participating as full members of the TEDGlobal Conference audience, each TED Fellow will participate in a two-day pre-conference where they will receive world-class communication training, deliver a short TEDTalk, and collaborate with their peers, among other benefits. Their TEDTalk may be selected for posting on TED.com, where it has the potential to be viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
“I am honored to be selected as a TEDGlobal Fellow and look forward to sharing my new project, One Million Bones, with the TED community,” said the 27 year old Natale. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with some of the most innovative and forward thinking people from around the globe.”
Natale was selected for her innovative work in socially focused large-scale art installations, having founded and directed The Cradle Project, which opened to rave reviews and large crowds in downtown Albuquerque last June (see my post). Designed to promote awareness of the estimated 48 million children who have been orphaned by disease and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, this fundraising art installation also raised over $100,000 to help feed, shelter, and educate these orphans.
Natale’s newest and most ambitious project, One Million Bones, is a fundraising art installation designed to represent victims of present genocides and create a visual demand for solutions to this issue. Our mission is to increase global awareness of these atrocities while raising the critical funds needed to provide humanitarian aid to the displaced and marginalized victims. One million people will each create one bone to represent one victim. Installed together, these one million bones will flood the National Mall in Washington D.C., unearthing the memory of these victims, while calling citizens to action.
“By inspiring action through art, you can change the world one person at a time,” said Natale.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then, its scope has broadened to include science, business, the arts, and the global issues facing our world. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives — in 18 minutes. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives and philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck, Isabel Allende and Bono.
TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson's Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TEDTalks and TED.com; and the TED Prize. TEDGlobal 2009, “The Substance of Things Not Seen,” will be held July 21-24, 2009, in Oxford, UK. TEDIndia will be held in Mysore, India, Nov. 1-4, 2009. TED2010, “What the World Needs Now,” will be held Feb. 9-13, 2010, in Long Beach, California, with a simulcast event in Palm Springs, California. For details on all upcoming conferences and events, visit www.TED.com.