SFUAD students mingled and shared their work at the April 21 MIXolote, sponsored by MIX Santa Fe. The group hosts monthly networking events, as well as other initiatives and contests to support Santa Fe’s creative economy.
Santa Fe’s Cultural Mapping and Assessment Process. He serves as a consultant to the three-month process of developing a long term cultural framework. The process explores notions of culture, sharing ideas for the city’s future and creating a “roadmap” to see the vision for Santa Fe.
For anyone with a strong interest in wildlife preservation, Wild Earth Guardians offers countless volunteer opportunities, rallies and even jobs where passionate individuals can have their voices heard.
Living on campus has many benefits, including a tight-knit community, easily accessible cooked meals and a close proximity to classes; living off campus can be a great way to cut the umbilical cord, to explore the city and meet people other than students at SFUAD.
From computer stations loaded with modeling, design and many more programs to laser cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines and upcoming woodworking and metal shops, Make Santa Fe offers interactive and collective learning.
Thanks to the hard work of dedicated volunteers, Kitchen Angels, the uniquely Santa Fe meal assistance organization, has served more than one million meals to members of the Santa Fe community who are unable to feed themselves.
Being stuck on campus for spring break can be a bummer, so why not get off campus and go have an adventure at the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. The park is approximately a 40 minute drive from campus and is a little over an hour hike. The hike is pretty easy, but dogs are not allowed so leave your furry friends at home. I would recommend good walking shoes, a light jacket, a water bottle, a snack and sun screen because remember you are about 5,570 feet to 6,760 feet above sea level. Spring break would be the perfect time to go explore this enchanting landmark and be reminded of how amazing New Mexico can...
On March 5, people all around the world gathered together to edit or create Wikipedia pages in honor of women throughout history who haven’t had their accomplishments recognized on the Internet. Santa Fe was no exception.
Meow Wolf’s permanent multimedia exhibit will offer a multitude of resources, including an incredible viewing experience, a makerspace and even public craft workshops that can cater to the artistic vision of students at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Winter break is quickly approaching, but not everyone will be heading home to be with family. While many students juggle planning out their travels with final exams, others will be remaining in Santa Fe due to work obligations or travel costs. Luckily, the city provides an assortment of attractions for students to keep themselves occupied during the holiday season, especially those who are new to Santa Fe and eager to explore.
Stepping into the warm gallery full of smiling faces on the evening of Oct. 30 was far from spooky—even with Halloween right around the corner. Bold colors and shining metal hang from the walls inside Janine Contemporary with admirers all around. Don Kennell, a former College of Santa Fe professor, is the mastermind behind the intricate metal work. Alongside Kennell is his right hand man, Zach Greer; they work together out of Kennell’s backyard studio. They’ve been working for months to create a gallery’s worth of top-notch work and they did not disappoint. A theme throughout ‘Truth & Beauty’ is animals and more specifically, birds. These large birds mostly made from steel, sheet metal or found signs are quite impressive. A personal favorite of Kennell’s is a smaller steel bird with accents of a deep red auto lacquer titled “Ruby.” It’s no coincidence Kennell has a daughter named Ruby and is also quite the family man. A crowd favorite is a piece titled “Composition.” The piece is made up of four separate puzzle pieces of welded steel, gears, chains and other car parts. Each of the four pieces also includes a main element of either a violin, bird, fish or turtle. “It was just one of those pieces that I didn’t know if it would work or not and it ends up being one of the best,” says Kennell. “I’m proud of it, that’s for sure.” One of Kennell’s more popular works is the Blue Gorilla that was set up in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park for a few weeks in February of 2015 before being relocated to the Philadelphia Zoo. Another one of Kennell’s more widely known pieces is Big Bear. After being commissioned by Coachella Music Festival, Kennel, Greer, and some other helping hands constructed the 20’ x 20’ x 15’ giant using steel, LED lights, glass eyes, a disco ball and a painted porch swing. It’s safe to say that Kennell’s work is inspiring for students and intriguing for all. See more at...
Comic Con is a convention for pop culture enthusiasts. Santa Fe has had one for two years now, most recently on Oct. 24-26 at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. People came to share in their love of pop culture through dressing up and interacting with guest celebrities and local artists....
On Oct. 9, Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts opened The Land Mark Show, an exhibit centered on the current ecology of the Midwest through video sculpting, painting, visuals, instillations and photography. Almost all of the work omitted artist statements, which allowed viewers to shape the concepts of the works and focus more on the environmental implications themselves. More than 200 artists submitted to the exhibition and approximately 30 were selected. Ash Haywood—currently taking a semester off from SFUAD—was one of the local talents selected as part of The Land Mark Show; her work fell under the documentation umbrella of the exhibition. Haywood’s work has always had a hand in activism and been inspired by where she lives. She had been intrigued by environmental justice for some time, and moving to Santa Fe only heightened her awareness. She started attending public events regarding New Mexico’s energy industry, and diving into media advocacy with the local non-profit group New Energy Economy. During her work with New Energy Economy, Haywood learned about the lawsuit against Public Service Company of New Mexico over coal versus alternative energy. This issue, and Haywood’s desire to share information, became the main influences in her pieces for the gallery. Haywood had two pieces in The Land Mark Show. “The Flare” is the starting point for a proposed oil pipeline in Farmington, NM. In the image, vast green New Mexico hillsides are shown surrounding a gas flare. The other piece, “Stacks,” was also taken in Farmington on the land of a man named, R.G. “Squeak” Hunt, a sheepherder and butcher. His property is near the acequia that flows from PNM’s San Juan Generating Station. Hunt maintains that runoff from the acequia became contaminated and killed approximately 1,400 of his herd. The photo depicts the beautiful hills of the southwest juxtaposed with the cold harsh image of industry looming...
Hundreds of people started mulling in the downtown area from about noon on, partly because of the spill of tourist and out of towners for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, but mostly for the show, of course.
The week after my spring break road trip to New Orleans, LA, my truck was beamed up in the lot I had it parked in during class. No one was injured physically. Financially, sure, but either way it meant I needed to get ahold of a body shop. A mutual friend from Bowling Green, KY knew a one Tom Uhl who worked as a general contractor for a 40 year chunk of his life in Santa Fe. Tom put me on to a body shop and we started chatting. He told me about a documentary he’d been working on for the past seven years about Zydeco culture in Louisiana. Finding intrigue in his “Dude” persona and sudden career change, I planned to meet him at Java Joe’s and talk art. “I’m gonna grab a coffee,” said a collected Uhl. He handed me a folder full of stills from his film, which has completed shooting and is currently undergoing a rigorous post-production process. For many not from Lousiana—including Uhl, Zydeco is and has been a mystery; though throughout the 20th century and up until today, performers like Clifton Chenier, Rockin Dopsie Sr.(and Jr.), Chubby Carrier and Donna Angelle—all of whom play integral parts in Uhl’s story—have not only furthered the genre, but paid homage to the ancestors of the culture while blending aspects of more contemporary sounds. At the beginning of his documentary, Uhl is asked why he found interest in Zydeco. A tall 60-something anglo originally from New York and currently residing in New Mexico, Uhl doesn’t fit the Cajun King stereotype. Without much hesitation, he responds simply: “The joy of it.” A “Zydeco Breakfast” is a brunch/breakfast usually held in some sort of music venue/restaurant where a live Zydeco band is playing. After being introduced to...
Starting April 24, and every Friday after that, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., SFUAD students will be able to order lunch from the Street Food Institute food truck. The truck is parked near campus by the Higher Education Center at the intersection of Yucca Street and Siringo Road. The food truck also will also be catering for the fifth annual Outdoor Vision Fest™ (OVF), serving food on May 1, on the SFUAD campus.
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