Creative Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Institute join forces tonight to host the InterPlanetary Ziggy Stardust Costume Party at form & concept. Stop by the gallery from 5-7 pm for cosmic cocktails by Santa Fe Spirits, space-themed snacks, screenings of David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to Earth and much more. We’re challenging Santa Fe to help us unofficially set the Guinness World Record for biggest David Bowie costume party, so come dressed as any version of Bowie for a chance to win fun raffle prizes.
The celebration is part of a larger event series organized by SFI’s InterPlanetary Project and featuring a constellation of local arts organizations. Patricia Lenihan of Santa Fe New Mexican covers the Oct. 13-17 happenings:
Although Earthlings can’t visit Mars quite yet, the Santa Fe Institute’s October InterPlanetary series may convince many to update their passports to infinity and beyond. Events are directed at those who would engage today’s problems by imagining tomorrow’s challenges, according to SFI.
The series, which runs from Friday, Oct. 13, to Tuesday, Oct. 17, is offered in anticipation of a June 2018 InterPlanetary Festival in the Railyard that will showcase innovation and technology and, it is hoped, attract space enthusiasts from around the world. Participants at that time will experience concerts, discussions around InterPlanetary topics, art installations, gaming, sci-fi film showcases, cosplay, food, drink, and more.
But for now, SFI collaborates with community partners to stage events that include a film festival, an invitation to the refurbished SITE Santa Fe’s Future Shock exhibit, and presentations at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Read the full article here, and make sure to RSVP for our InterPlanetary party!
Our very own Sandy Zane is a recipient of the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards. She will be honored by Mayor Javier Gonzales at a ceremony next month. Here’s an excerpt from Megan Bennett’s write-up on this year’s award recipients in Albuquerque Journal North:
Along with being a gallery owner, Sandy Zane is serving on boards at Creative Santa Fe, Creative Startups and the Santa Fe Community College Foundation, where she heads the Art on Campus Committee. She has also sponsored Currents New Media nearly every year. She also supports the New Mexico School for the Arts.
“I’ve always been passionate about whatever it is I’m doing,” said Zane about why she enjoys giving back to the Santa Fe arts scene. “I don’t like to do anything halfway.”‘
Read the full article here.
Art enthusiasts and foodies unite! We’re excited to host one leg of Farm to Canvas, an innovative walking tour of the Railyard Arts District by Santa Fe Art Tours. Farm to Canvas is available on select Saturdays beginning June 10, 2017, and each tour ends with a walkthrough and printmaking workshop at form & concept.
“The Santa Fe Railyard is known for its stunning art galleries and its bustling farmers’ market, but currently there are no activities available that bring these two experiences together,” says Elaine Ritchel, owner of Santa Fe Art Tours. “Liz Brindley, a local artist and educator who has also worked with the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, is the perfect guide to provide an integrated look at the rich experiences that the Railyard offers.”
Inspired by her printmaking background and interest in art ecology, Brindley developed an interactive tour that invites participants to consider art through an ecological lens. During visits to the Railyard art galleries and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, Brindley invites the group to take a closer look at art and veggies to discover links between the natural and human-made worlds.
The experience culminates with a hands-on workshop at form & concept in which participants create prints with local produce. “The Farm to Canvas tour is not just about art and food,” reveals Brindley. “It’s about activism and creating shared experiences for collective conversation about the interconnection of humans and the natural environment. I hope these tours strengthen observational and hands-on skills for an increased awareness to protect the land and food systems that are key for sustainable communities.”
Click here to learn more about Farm to Canvas. The event is by reservation only ($40/person on June 10 & 24, $50/person regularly), so make sure to save your spot for the first tour on Saturday, June 10, 10 am-12 pm. Following the tour, we’re hosting a Summer Artist Talk by Heather Bradley from 2-3 pm.