Three Poems Three Films, a collective composed of current students and alumni of the film and creative writing departments at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, recently had its first meeting for the Spring semester, and began discussing its plan to unite the visuals of poetry with the possibilities in film. A culminating event will take place in April at The Screen.
Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers degrees in many artistic fields, including photography, theater, contemporary music, creative writing, studio arts, digital arts, film and graphic design. Jackalope Magazine asked students from each department to tell us why their department is the best.
This weekend, 21 members of the Performing Arts Department, directed by Joanne Camp Sobel, will present The Trojan Women, a Greek tragedy, written by Euripides, recounting the day after the invasion of Troy.
On Feb. 14, students and faculty took part in the One Billion Rising demonstration in the capital, as part of the V-Day activist movement that seeks to raise the public conscience to ending violence against women and girls. Corine Frankland has taught multiple classes at SFUAD leading up to One Billion Rising. This past November, it was decided how the school would support the initiative and what that might look like for SFUAD. For V-Day, students designed t-shirts and pins for the event at the roundhouse, arriving hours ahead of time for set up. “SFUAD students really took the initiative in terms of being the volunteers,” Frankland says. With a group of about 22 students helping with everything from tying arm bands to setting up the stage, everyone in attendance was ready for the public testimonials that began at 10:30 a.m. inside the rotunda. Student Sherylyn Jeffries was the first to speak. “I was surprised by that standing ovation… I wound up looking at all of these women who were total strangers. And they got it. And then when I got through, the whole rotunda stood up,” Jeffries recalls. Jeffries gives credit to both Frankland’s class and Dana Levin’s poetry class for the creation of what she shared. With both teacher’s support and guidance, and Jeffries’ bravery, the opening of the testimonials was a powerful moment, with everyone from fellow students to the police officers present left crying and touched. “That’s what V Day is about, is making sure that these stories are heard,” student Amy West says of her favorite portion of the day. As the morning went on, women and men continued to tell their stories to the audience that had gathered. The rest of the day consisted of a rally outside...
This semester at SFUAD, the dance majors will be given not only numerous performance opportunities, but also the chance to learn from guest choreographers. In the first month of school alone, both Miguel Perez and Gail Gilbert have set foot in the dance studio to create new works for the dancers.
Kevin O’Connell’s photography exhibit “Everything Comes Broken,” currently featured in the Marion Center for Photographic Arts, isn’t a political statement, nor should it be considered activism. O’Connell’s photographs are a platform for an ongoing dialogue regarding the future of energy.
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