SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE & NEW MEXICO LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS: PRESENT
Filmmaker as Entrepreneur, A Panel Discussion
Location: Santa Fe Community College,
Board Room, 223
A panel discussion entitled The Filmmaker as Entrepreneur, Board Room, West Wing Room 223. Panelists include Godfrey Reggio, Jose Jehuda Garcia, attorney, producer (Formally of REELZ television network) and Matt Page, producer of Enter the Dojo. Talia Kosh, Moderator.In collaboration with N.M. Film Foundation, this panel will focus on the quintessential entrepreneur: the filmmaker. Just how important is entrepreneurship in indie film? Making a film, like running a business, is a collaborative process. The digital world put the power back in the hands of the filmmaker. But what does this mean? It means the filmmaker has to think more like an entrepreneur, becoming a small business that lasts beyond the life of a particular film. Come hear a panel of film industry entrepreneurs talk about how to seize opportunity in our digital landscape, how to strengthen your brand and audience and embrace the entrepreneurial skill-set of filmmaking.
Event is Free and open to the public.
New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts Summer Series “Artist as Entrepreneur” is produced by New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing artists and arts organizations with pro bono legal clinics and educational programming throughout New Mexico.
The Paseo is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico.
Occurring in collaboration with Taos Fall Arts Festival, The Paseo unites the 2014 fall arts venues, creating a new platform for the public display of art within the Taos Historic District.
Creating a platform for art that is: experimental, time-based, ephemeral, participatory, and context responsive
Encouraging a conversation on contemporary art practices; local and global
Engaging the local community through education, workshops, and presentations
Challenging art and audience: local and global
Supporting local artists and businesses; emergent and established
Respecting art making
‘The Paseo’ to Feature Multimedia Outdoor Art Installations During Taos Fall Arts Fest, Sept. 26, PRWeb, Sept. 11, 2014
Matt Thomas on “The Paseo,” Video by The Taos News, September 7th, 2014
Occupy Taos with Art, Taos News, August 7th, 2014
“Taos Fall Arts project turns to crowd-funding”, Taos News, June 18th, 2014
“Forty and Fabulous, Taos Arts Fest shakes things up”, Trend Magazine, Summer 2014
The programming listed below takes place on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Railyard. Free.
Rebecca Alvarez will create Reminiscence, a collection of letterpress posters, each inspired by a person and displayed with a letter she has written to that person anonymously.
Axle Contemporary will present Economologies, a series that aims to “encourage a conversation around the intersections of economics, ecology and art, including critical commentary and new approaches and alternatives to the status quo.”
Seiya Bowen will show Vending Machines, a series of photographs in which he documents the “highly advanced vending machines” found in and around small villages in rural Japan.
Flamingo Pink! will present Art What You Hear(t), an interactive space in which audience members are encouraged to draw on booth walls in response to the music being performed by the artist.
Sydney Cooper will present Japanese Jewish Market, “a commentary on art and identity in Santa Fe” in which the artist presents and discusses objects made by herself, an authentic Japanese Jew.
Sofie Cruse will create a hanging implement of test tubes and flowers, each possessing its own unique color and smell and working together to filter and reflect sunlight.
Brittny Dayes will create The Curious Tumbleweed, “an installation of hand picked and hand painted New Mexican tumbleweeds.”
Aline Hunziker will display Lost and Found, a collection of works created by embroidering English and Spanish text onto pieces garbage to reflect her “mixed feelings about living in our post-industrial society, with all of its benefits and waste.”
INSIDE OUT will create a sneak preview of their October 11 exhibit at James Kelly Contemporary, which features work by Santa Fe artists who are receiving support for mental illness issues.
Erica Kramer and Katy Gross will create SEARING, pairing audio recordings with photographs to create “microenvironments of sound and image” that invoke a sense of the unique time and place that is contemporary Santa Fe.
Phat Le will create Silk, a video projection on fabric sculpture that represents the conflict inherent in the artist’s experience of US culture compared to the culture of his native Vietnam.
Shelbie Loomis will hang her works on paper and invite festivalgoers to engage in live portaiture as both artist and subject
New Mexico School for The Arts students will create an interactive installation
Jim Ricks (Dublin) will set up an photo studio that prints in ASCII, a vintage graphic design technique that uses the 95 printable characters of a computer to create images.
Christian Ristow (Taos) will install The Fledgling, a giant mechanical bird whose 43-foot wings are pedal-powered by festival-going humans. This project made possibly by the New Mexico Art in Public Places program.
Selavy Projects will create Beauty Mark, a jewelry store complete with display cases, mirrors, and a salesperson “that presents art and images of jewelry instead of actual jewelry” featuring work by Zoe Blackwell, Lara Nickel, Joanne Lefrak and Autry Tolbert.
Carl Smith (Berlin) will show Body Clock, Rewound, a group of paintings developed by combining images of contemporary dancers with images of watch parts.
Brandon Soder will show two years’ worth of portraits from The Yearbook Project at AHA Festivals past as well as sell limited edition copies of the yearbook itself.
The Soft Museum will create an interactive space for vending and trading their streetwear, boutique jewelry and art toys that combine their “kawaii, desert punk, and glamour aesthetic.”
Squirrel Mart will create SqArt-O-Mat Mega, a giant vending machine through which they “will craft objects, experiences and deep thoughts suitable for exchange with ‘customers’ via a series of levers, wires, mirrors, gears and projectiles.”
Todd Ryan White will show new work including affordable, limited-edition screen prints and a series of burned drawings created by using a soldering iron on paper.
Vanessa Wilde & Diego Alonso-Garcia will showcase their four-color process fine art prints and receive creative suggestions from the audience for live screenprinting of one-of-a-kind prints.
E.M. Wingren will create Twin, an interactive sound- and light-based installation that responds to the viewer’s movements, “with user-bodies and the space within the installation working together to create a space-instrument.”
Eric Todd and Roberto Perez (Houston) will create a 300-square foot interactive digital environment that will give the viewer “a chance to create his or her own distinct aesthetic experience.” This project made possible by the New Mexico Art in Public Places program.
Christopher Johnson will create an interactive poetry project in which audience members will be asked to contribute to an evolving poem whose lines are seeded by local poets including Dana Levin, Lauren Camp, Elizabeth Jacobson, Jon Davis, and Michael J. Wilson.
“My expression is a boil-over of soul, a reflection provoking evolution. By processing what is very personal, I may present a predicament, suspend disbelief, or explore an alternative in order to harmonize with humanity. I am continually refining; hoping to instigate healing by revealing a truth that makes sense to any intuition.”
“i don’t want unexplained anger, i don’t want unexplained fear, i don’t want unexplained hope, i don’t want unexplained heartbreak, i want the raw TRUTH.”
Youtube: Artist – Rose B. Simpson
Youtube: ARTISODE 1.3 | Rose “Bean” Simpson | New Mexico PBS
Roxanne Swentzell Biography
Sculptor, Santa Clara Pueblo
Roxanne Swentzell was destined to be a talented artist. Her family is full of renowned potters and sculptors. Her talent was recognized early and she was given the opportunity to spend two years at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe before graduating from high school. She then went on to the Portland Museum Art School.
Her first piece of art was a clay dog at the age of four. After formal training and the development of her own style, Swentzell began to create full-length clay figures that represent the complete spectrum of the human spirit. She feels that many people are out of touch with their environment and hopes relating to her expressive characters will help them get back in touch with their surroundings and feelings. Her figures represent a full range of emotions and irrepressible moods. Swentzell focuses a lot on interpretative female portraits attempting to bring back the balance of power between the male and female, inherently recognized in her own culture. Additionally, she increasingly uses a powerful sense of humor to communicate.
Her work is in such high demand that people line up by the dozens at her booth at shows like Santa Fe Indian Market where she won Best of Sculpture in 1999 with a larger-than-life bronze. Though steeped in her own culture, Swentzell’s work demonstrates an astounding universality, speaking to people of all cultures.
SITE Santa Fe
Through Jan. 11, 2015
Santa Fe, N.M.
At the press preview for SITE Santa Fe’s biennial this summer, behind a heavy velvet curtain in an alcove off the main galleries, a card game was in progress. Artist Pablo Helguera dealt oversized playing cards depicting characters from New Mexico’s rough-and-tumble prestatehood period—a madam named Doña Tules, the three-term governor Manuel Armijo and famed bandit Pancho Villa. “You play the game and get enmeshed in New Mexico’s history, when the area was still a part of Mexico,” Mr. Helguera later told me. In vitrines at the entryway to the makeshift casino, he has installed documents and artifacts from the 1840s (a clock, books on military history, a gunpowder flask, legal records) discovered during his research into this territory’s bloody and embattled past.
By no means the cheekiest contributor to the show, Mr. Helguera is one of the 45 artists and artists’ collectives whose works were assembled by a team of four curators for the biennial’s 2014 edition. When it was founded nearly 20 years ago, SITElines, as it’s known, was one of a handful of biennials around the world. Since then, their number has grown. Some 150 similar art extravaganzas are held every year, and as curator Janet Dees and director Irene Hofmann note in their catalog essay, “there is a growing dissatisfaction with the uniformity of the presentations, the limited pool of curators . . . , and the remarkably narrow roster of selected artists.” SITElines’s organizers set out a few years ago to remedy that situation, and the upshot is a show focused on contemporary art of the Americas on its north-south axis, from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego, taking as its title “Unsettled Landscapes.” If its three themes—”landscape, territory, and trade”—sound like the agenda for a junior-high social studies class, the exhibition is anything but dull. The contributions from the largely unknown artists cover the gamut of art making today, from performance to installation to traditional mediums like painting and sculpture, and there is plenty here to entertain, baffle, annoy, and even provoke those hallowed aesthetic responses of awe and visual pleasure. You’ll need to study the wall text and possibly the catalog to steer you through this thicket, but bear in mind that the vast terrain documented here wasn’t discovered without savvy guides.
Not surprisingly, much of the art has a political bent, but the messages are seldom heavy-handed. Off the bat, in the first gallery, is Andrea Bowers’s “Memorial to Arcadia Woodlands Clear-Cut (Green, Violet, Brown),” a huge hanging chandelier composed in part of sticks and branches collected when she and others staged an unsuccessful protest of the bulldozing of a grove on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Trees and what becomes of them were also much on the minds of Miler Lagos and Johanna Calle, both natives of Colombia. Mr. Lagos’s floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a massive Ceiba tree, a fixture in the mythology of an ancient rain-forest tribe, is composed of thousands of sheets of recycled newspaper (ask a guard to show you how this was done). Ms. Calle’s “Perimeters” are delicate multipart “drawings,” also of Ceiba trees, assembled from illegible typewritten texts that tell of the fates of those affected by so-called agrarian reform laws.
As the locus for the first tests of the atomic bomb, New Mexico takes some light-hearted heat from the artists’ collective known as the Futurefarmers, who made three nails cast from a meteorite, 1943 steel pennies, and Tritinite (the glassy residue left in the desert after the bomb went off). All are in response to a memo, framed and displayed here, requesting that a nail be driven into the office wall of Robert Oppenheimer, lead physicist of the Manhattan Project, so that he might have a place to hang his hat. In the same gallery, in three eerily gorgeous photos, Patrick Nagatani casts a baleful eye on the post-nuclear landscape of the Southwest. Other artists exploring the terrain of the Americas make videos, photos and drawings, finding a strange beauty in a rain forest Henry Ford hoped to turn into a rubber-making bonanza, the modest Inuit homes in Canada’s bleak Arctic, and the frozen white landscape of the Alert Signals Intelligence Station, the northernmost settlement on Earth. More traditional landscape approaches can be found in Yishai Jusidman’s seductive globes, which stretch paintings by Claude Monet and John Constable around glossy spheres; Ohotaq Mikkigak’s large-scale drawings in colored pencil; and Irene Kopelman’s unabashedly lyrical paintings of the territory encountered on a month-long sailing journey.
For pure mechanized fun, check out Liz Cohen’s hybrid of a German Trabant and a Chevrolet El Camino, eight years in the making and transported to the floor of the last gallery. Antonio Vega Macotela’s enchanting little metal sculpture looks like a postmodern music box but its horse-drawn mill shape alludes to the human toil required to make gold coins in the former Spanish colonies. And just outside SITE Santa Fe’s main building, at the edge of a parking lot, is Jason Middlebrook’s “Your General Store,” an emporium inside a giant shipping container where you can barter for birdhouses, tools, crockery, and even slapdash abstract paintings. Just like in the good old days.
There are other offsite projects, online and in a local museum, but the offerings here, through Jan. 11 of next year, will keep even the most jaded biennial aficionado engaged. Just be prepared to spend several hours or, better yet, make more than one visit.
—Ms. Landi writes on culture and the arts.