Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

“Share the Experience Pass”—free passed to cultural sites in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Public Library Taking Part in “Share the Experience Pass”—free passes to cultural sites

Santa Fe—The new Share the Experience Pass (S.T.E.P) will be available on Thursday, April 12 at all Santa Fe Public Libraries. The Pass gives free admission to four cultural institutions in Santa Fe—The Georgia

O’Keeffe Museum, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

The pass will provide free admission for up to six  (6) people at all of the four Santa Fe cultural sites. The borrower must have an active, up-to-date Library card  to check the free pass out from your local branch.

The pass is good for fourteen (14) days. The pass may be borrowed only once in a thirty day period. The pass may not be reserved in advance.  You must be 18 years of age to check out the STEP pass.

The S.T.E.P. Pass is good for free general admission but does not include access to special events or member-only activities.

Stop by the Library to get the S.T.E.P. pass and visit one or all of the sites taking part starting April 12.

Contact:  Pat Hodapp, 505-955-6788 or Micaeka Hester, 505- 946-1063

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Jan
6
10:30 AM10:30

“IT’S GREAT TO  SKATE DAY” FREE Instruction from 10:30 to Noon!

“IT’S GREAT TO  SKATE DAY”

January 6, 2018

Genoveva Chavez Community Center

FREE Instruction from 10:30 to Noon!

Santa Fe, NM - On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:30am, please join our Ice Skating Staff in celebration with the United States Figure Skating organization’s “January is National Skate Month”.

We are promoting ice skating in the City Different with FREE ice skating instruction from 10:30am until 12:00pm.

Stop by the Santa Fe Skating Club information table to register for Learn to Skate classes beginning January 13, 2018 at 11:30am. Santafeskatingclub@gmail.com

Desert Ice Figure Skating Club will be onsite as well with club information! www.difsc.com

The Chavez Center Ice Arena offers year round ice skating. Skating Parties, Learn to Skate classes, Speed Skating, and Curling. Both Youth & Adult Hockey Programs and Leagues are offered. For more information visit www.chavezcenter.com or contact Tom Miller, Ice Arena Manager, (505) 955-4031temiller@santafenm.gov

 

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Oct
9
8:00 AM08:00

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

Join in for a Celebration of Culture and Communityǃ


In 2016, the Governing Body of the City of Santa Fe passed an historic resolution to establish the second Monday of October annually as Indigenous Peoples Day. Santa Fe is deeply proud to embrace its rich cultural diversity and the prolific and profound contributions that its first peoples brought and continue to bring to the City. Visitors from all over the world come to “The City Different” to experience authentic Native American art and culture throughout the year. On Santa Fe Indigenous Peoples Day, we reserve the day to remember, honor and uphold our valued Native American neighbors from the 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos in New Mexico, our urban Indian citizens and all of the wonderful Native American arts, culture and educational institutions that give Santa Fe such a strong sense of place and make it one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. 


Schedule of Events
8:00 a.m. Morning Flute – Andrew Thomas (Navajo) 
8:30 a.m. Morning Drum/Song – Western Mavericks Host Inter-tribal Drum Group
9:00 a.m. Tesuque Pueblo Dancers
10:00 a.m. Zuni Pueblo Soaring Eagle Dance Group
10:45 a.m. Opening Prayer/Dignitary Event – Mayor Javier Gonzales and Tribal Leaders
11:45 a.m. Inter-Tribal Round Dance on the Plaza led by Western Mavericks Drum Group
12 noon Laguna-Hopi Buffalo Dancers
1:00 p.m. Native Pride Dancers (Inter-tribal/Variety)
2:00 p.m. Acoma Pueblo Enchantment Dancers
3:00 p.m. Ohkay Owingeh Two Spirits Dance Group
4:00 p.m. Pueblo of Pojoaque Dancers and Youth Hoop Dancers
5:00 p.m. Lightning Boy Hoop Dancers, Honor Song and Closing Prayer

Weekend Dances on the Plaza
Saturday, October 7: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Danza Tonantzin de Analco (Aztec Dance Group)
4:00-5:00 p.m. Red Turtle Dancers (Santa Clara/Pojoaque Pueblos)
Sunday, October 8: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Native Pride Dancers (Inter-tribal/Variety)
 

The Santa Fe Indigenous Peoples Day 2017 Celebration on the historic Plaza is
brought to you by the City of Santa Fe and TOURISM Santa Fe, in collaboration with
the 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos of New Mexico.



“Indigenous World,” by Jemez Pueblo Artist George Toya
The design represents the Indigenous World of this area. The center Sun figure represents everything sacred to our People, the Sun, the elements, our sacred places and life. The Paths represent our migration stories and the routes we took to arrive in our present locations. The four larger circles represent the Pueblo People, starting with the Towa at the top, the Tewa on the right, the Tiwa on the left, and the Keres at the bottom. The two smaller circles on the left and right represent the Zuni and the Hopi. The two smaller circles at the top and bottom represent the Navajo and the Apache. The Stars surrounding the figures represent the night sky and the Deities that guided us to our home lands. – George Toya

The City of Santa Fe commissioned noted artist George Toya to create the artwork that is being used for the Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration. The City of Santa Fe Tourism Department commissioned the original work for its 2017 Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration, and Tourism Department retains all usage rights to the image. The image is used here with generous permission of the Santa Fe Tourism Department and the artist, but may not be reproduced or reused by others without express written permission from the City of Santa Fe and the artist. 

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Oct
7
to Oct 21

Flu Shots

Flu Shots

Early reports indicate that FLU season has started and Nurse Downey recommends that families get the flu shot soon.  She has provided the following list of FLU clinics in the area.  There should not be a fee for the FLU shot at these clinics.  There is no guarantee if/when the FLU shot will be administered at school.

October 7 | 8AM–1PM
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
454 St. Michael's Dr. 
We will offer flu shots to those 5 years old and older 

October 7 | 8AM–1PM
CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
Medical Dental Building Parking Lot
465 St. Michaels Drive

October 7 | 8AM–1PM
Arroyo Chamiso Pediatrics
2025 S. Galisteo Street

October 21 | 9AM–1PM
DeVargas Health Center
510 N. Guadalupe Street
Suite C

October 21 | 9AM–1PM
Entrada Contenta Health Center
5501 Herrera Drive

October 21 | 9AM–1PM
Family Medicine Center
435 St. Michaels Drive
Suite B-104

October 21 | 9AM–1PM
Pojoaque Primary Care
5 Petroglyph Circle, Suite A
Pojoaque, NM 87506

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Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

BEFORE ZOZOBRA'S BIG BASH

You're Invited to a Party Sunday!

The Santa Fe Kiwanis are NEVER tired of throwing parties, so we INVITE YOU to ONE MORE PARTY, this Sunday, August 27th from 2-4 PM BEFORE ZOZOBRA'S BIG BASH!

Please unite with us to dedicate the new land-bridge that unifies the two halves of historic Fort Marcy Park. Wide enough for Zozo himself to walk across, it’s easier than ever to attend the iconic tradition our community has safely shared together for an amazing 93 years!

Join us for food and fun, family and friends, on Sunday, August 27, at 2:00 pm, when we will celebrate this permanent Kiwanis commitment to our city with a dedication and blessings by a spiritual representative from Tesuque Pueblo. Rabbi Berel Levertov of the Santa Fe Jewish Center - Chabad, and Rev. Adam Ortega y Ortiz of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

What a way to celebrate Year Four of our Decades Project, when Zozobra materializes from the 1950s on Friday, September 1, 2017! Premium viewing almost sold out and General Admission STILL only $10 with kids 10 & under FREE!

https://burnzozobra.com/tickets/

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe can’t wait to see Zozobra burning up the digital world before he burns up at Santa Fe’s hottest summer party on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Fort Marcy Park!

Don’t forget to spread the word…download the app because he’s out there!

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Kiwanis International and The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe mission is to improve the lives of children within our community and throughout the world. Over the years, through our major fundraising event, 'Will Shuster's Burning of Zozobra', funds raised are donated back to our local community, Santa Fe, in the form of grants and scholarships. In addition, we have a worldwide reach through Kiwanis International's ELIMINATE project an international project to eliminate maternal neo-natal tetanus from the planet, a project The Santa Fe Club proudly contribute towards at the model club level. 

 

 If you are unfamiliar with our event, here is a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0WHhlJ08L4&feature=youtu.be  

 

 

 

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Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

BizKids Results on Display at Chavez Center Business Fair Wednesday

BizKids Results on Display at Chavez Center Business Fair Wednesday

 City’s Partnership with Guadalupe Credit Union Teaching Kids About Entrepreneurship


SANTA FE – Dozens of Santa Fe kids in the City’s Summer Youth Program have spent this summer learning about business in the best way – by starting their own companies – and their work will be on display at the first ever BizKids Business Fair this Wednesday at the Genoveva Chavez Center.

Parents, friends, family, and the local business community are all invited to see the results of the first year of a new program to teach kids skills they can use through first-hand experience.

Mayor Javier Gonzales said, “I can’t wait to see the businesses these kids have developed! Startups and entrepreneurs are driving the next wave of innovation and success in Santa Fe – from technology and art to culinary innovation and film. Teaching these skills now in a fun, hands-on way is an investment in Santa Fe’s future and in these local kids, and takes what was already a strong summer youth program from the City’s Community Services division to a whole new level.”

Young people in the program this year learned how to create a business from the ground up, including a business plan, budgeting, marketing and more business basics.

The flyer for the event is below and attached. It will run from 9:00am – 11:00 am at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center’s Community Room.

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Jul
8
to Jul 9

Farmer Minor & Daisy the Pig, July 8-9

Santa Fe Public Libraries

Build a Better World Summer Reading Program 2017: Farmer Minor & Daisy the Pig, July 8-9

SANTA FE, NM – Farmer Minor and his famous reading pig, Daisy, come to the Santa Fe Public Library on July 8-9 to present their "Pig Out on Reading" program. They have been traveling all across the United States, and their mission is to encourage a love of reading starting at a young age. They have traveled all the way from their family farm, "Minor's Farm", in Bristol, Connecticut. Daisy has presented programs in all 48 contiguous states and has been on three national tours.

 

Southside Branch Library, Saturday, July 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m.                           

La Farge Branch Library, Saturday, July 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Main Library, Sunday, July 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

 

La Farge Branch Library

1730 Llano Street

955-4863

 

Main Library

145 Washington Avenue

955-6837

 

Southside Branch Library

6599 Jaguar Drive

955-2828

 

 

 

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Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Free Storyboard Workshop for ages 10-21 years old

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to Host Free Storyboard Workshop in Partnership with Stagecoach Foundation Taught by Noted Artist J. Todd Anderson

 

Click here for J. Todd's video

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies -- and a graduate degree in Creative Writing -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 593 Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe. 
 

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About IAIA -- For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through the IAIA Land Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures and is committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.  IAIA is accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.  Learn more about IAIA and our mission at www.iaia.edu.

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Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Free Storyboard Workshop for ages 10-21 years old

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to Host Free Storyboard Workshop in Partnership with Stagecoach Foundation Taught by Noted Artist J. Todd Anderson 

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies -- and a graduate degree in Creative Writing -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 593 Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe. 
 

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About IAIA -- For over 50 years, the Institute of American Indian Arts has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an internationally acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through the IAIA Land Grant Programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures and is committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.  IAIA is accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.  Learn more about IAIA and our mission at www.iaia.edu.

 

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Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Concert

Dulcimetrix Spring concert, Sunday, April 30 1:00pm

             at the Southside Branch Library

SANTA FE, NM – Come enjoy an afternoon of Americana & Celtic tunes by Dulcimetrix, an aspiring group of musicians!

Instruments include: banjo, guitar, upright bass and hammered dulcimer.  Try the instruments out after the concert!

 Free and Open to the Public

Sunday, April 30 2017 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Southside Library

6599 Jaguar Drive

Kids and families welcome! Sponsored by the Santa Fe Public Library.

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Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Dog Park Clean-up at Frank Ortiz Park

Santa Fe Dog Park Project Launches Dog Park Cleanup at Frank Ortiz Park

Santa Fe, NM – A new organization in town, called The Dog Park Project, will partner with City Parks and Recreation to beautify and improve the Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park. Founded by Jane Larson, Robin Hardin and Maya Spotted Bear, the project has adopted the park through the city of Santa Fe's Adopt-a-Park program and will be raising funds to enhance the park so that dogs and their humans have a safe and enjoyable experience.

The Dog Park Project will be hosting a semiannual Dog Park Cleanup next Saturday, April 22, from 9 am to noon, with the help of long time host Pamela Geyer. All necessary material for the pickup, coffee and donuts, will be provided to volunteers at a table set up at the cleanup to kick off The Dog Park project.

All Santa Feans who enjoy beautiful parks and dogs are invited to attend!

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Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

City to Unveil Rain Garden

City to Unveil Rain Garden

 Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

On West Alameda, across from Sicomoro Street

Santa Fe, NM - A new rain garden on West Alameda, across from Sicomoro Street, will harvest large quantities of stormwater while preventing erosion and reducing pollution. “As the plants and trees associated with this project grow, they will beautify the neighborhood and increase regional biodiversity,” Mayor Javier Gonzales said. “But they’ll also embody our community’s profound, historic respect for our most-precious resource—water.”

 

With the Santa Fe Watershed Association’s leadership and the efforts of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, The RainCatcher, and Southwest Urban Hydrology, the City of Santa Fe will host the unveiling April 8, at 11:00 a.m. “This is a classic example of a successful public-private partnership,” Gonzales continued. “Without the hard work of a wide variety of stakeholders and the generosity of many in the private sector, we wouldn’t be telling this success story today.”

The rock-plated, compost-infused infiltration-basin is part of a series of similar structures that make up the Santa Fe River Demonstration Rain Gardens project, which have been installed along the river over the last several years under the guidance of the Santa Fe Watershed Association. The goal of this larger “green infrastructure” project is to absorb 300,000 gallons of water per year, according to Andy Otto, the association’s president.

The widespread development of impervious “grey infrastructure” such as concrete, asphalt, and rooftops has taken its toll on every urban watershed. “As our urban footprint has grown, unmanaged runoff has created enormous damage not only in our river but also within our arroyo systems,” the City of Santa Fe’s River and Watershed Coordinator Melissa McDonald said. “We should see every storm as a resource. Fortunately, our community gets it.” 

Parking will be available at Alto Park near Bicentennial Pool

 

 

 

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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Kids Day at the Museum Store

 

The MoCNA Reader - Kids Day at the Museum Store

Saturday, March 11 | 11:00 am - 12 noon

MoCNA Store

Please join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts tri-monthly book club, the MoCNA Reader as we welcome children (K-5) to the museum. The museum store will highlight Native children's book author, Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia, from the Pueblos of Tamaya (Santa Ana) and Walatowa (Jemez). This children's event will include readings of Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began, and Sister Rabbit's Tricks, a sing-a-long, book-signing, snacks, and a 20% discount on all children's books in the museum store. Come join us for this fun filled family event.

For more information, please contact Museum Store Manager, Miria Caldwell at 505.428.5912 or miria.caldwell@iaia.edu

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Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

32nd Annual “Corrida de Los Locos” Cross-Country Race

Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe To Host 32nd Annual “Corrida de Los Locos” Cross-Country Race

5.8 mile race to feature award ceremony for top male and female finishers

 

SANTA FE, NM – Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe will host the 32nd annual “Corrida de Los Locos” 5.8 mile cross-country race on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Strider’s Club, the race will take runners through a scenic and challenging course around the city’s municipal course and scenic byway.

What: 32nd Annual “Corrida de Los Locos” Cross-Country Race

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Time: 9:00am Shotgun

Registration: 8:00am to 8:45am inside The Links Bar & Grill

Fee: $22 for Strider’s members, $25 non-members (in advance) or $30 (race day), $5 ages 19 & younger

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners, as well as the top three in each age group. (13-under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)  

Register online in advance at NewMexicoSportsOnline.com or by sending in the attached flyer to the Santa Fe Strider’s address, P.O. Box 1818, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

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Feb
2
5:30 PM17:30

Kate Noble for SFPS Board of Education

Thursday, February 2
5:30pm-7pm
Library at Gonzales Community School

Come share your thoughts and ideas with our new School Board Representative!

Kate Noble is running unopposed for the SFPS Board of Education seat that represents District 3 and includes Gonzales Community School, Aspen Community Magnet, Carlos Gilbert, Tesuque and Academy at Larragoite. 

This is a listening session open to everyone. Kate hopes community members will attend and share thoughts, concerns, praise and ideas for improving our public schools.



Free child care and pizza for students

(sponsored by GCS PTA)

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Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Second in Series of Town Halls on Early Childhood Education This Saturday

Second in Series of Town Halls on Early Childhood Education This Saturday

 January 28th, 10:00 AM in the Early Learning Center at Aspen Community Magnet School

Santa Fe, NM – Mayor Javier Gonzales and the United Way of Santa Fe County are hosting the second in a series of Town Hall events focused on Early Childhood Education this Saturday, January 28, at 10:00 am in the Early Learning Center at Aspen Community Magnet School.

The Aspen School is located at 450 La Madera St, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

The event will feature a short welcome and introduction from the Mayor and is expected to highlight the benefits and weigh the costs of the Mayor’s proposal to expand Early Childhood Education and high quality Pre-K to 3 and 4 year olds in Santa Fe. The event will also highlight families who will be impacted by the program, but will largely be an opportunity for Santa Feans to come together and have their questions answered about the initiative and how it is likely to impact them and their families.

The public and press are welcome at each of what will be four events.

Mayor Javier M. Gonzales said, “We had a capacity turnout at the most recent town hall, and I want to thank the Boys and Girls Club for hosting. Now we’re heading to Aspen Community School, and I hope there will be continued interest from Santa Feans who want to come out and make their voices heard.”

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Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Free Ice Skating Lessons at Chavez Center

IT’S GREAT TO SKATE DAY” January 14th at Genoveva Chavez Community Center

 FREE Instruction from 12:00 Noon to 1:30pm!

Santa Fe, NM - On Saturday, January 14th at 12:00pm please join our Ice Skating Staff in celebration with the United States Figure Skating organization’s “January is National Skate Month”.

We are promoting ice skating in the City Different with FREE ice skating instruction from 12:00pm until 1:30pm.

Stop by the Santa Fe Skating Club information table to register for Learn to Skate classes beginning January 21st at 12pm. Santafeskatingclub@gmail.com

The Chavez Center Ice Arena offers year round ice skating. Skating Parties, Learn to Skate classes, Speed Skating, and Curling. Both Youth & Adult Hockey Programs and Leagues are offered. For more information visit www.chavezcenter.com or contact Tom Miller, Ice Arena Manager, (505) 955-4031, temiller@santafenm.gov

 

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Early Childhood Education Town Hall

Mayor Gonzales Launches Early Childhood Education Town Hall Series This Saturday

Jan. 14th Meeting at Boys & Girls Club at Zona del Sol

Santa Fe, NM – Mayor Javier Gonzales is hosting the first in a series of Town Hall events focused on Early Childhood Education this Saturday, January 14, at 10:00am at the Boys & Girls Club at Zona del Sol, 6600 Valentine Way in Santa Fe.

The event will feature a short welcome and introduction from the Mayor and is expected to highlight the benefits and weigh the costs of the Mayor’s proposal to expand Early Childhood Education and high quality Pre-K to 3 and 4 year olds in Santa Fe. The event is also likely to highlight families who will be impacted by the program, but will largely be an opportunity for Santa Feans to come together and have their questions answered about the initiative and how it is likely to impact them and their families.

The public and press are welcome at each of what will be four events, starting this Saturday and wrapping up February 4th at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.

Mayor Javier M. Gonzales said, “Communication goes both ways – we want to get out and make our case for Early Childhood Education and why we believe that giving a generation of children a once-in-a-lifetime chance at success is worth the investment. But we also want to answer questions, dispel myths and misinformation, and consider real concerns that our community may have about this new initiative.”
 

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Dec
14
11:00 AM11:00

City Installs New Art at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

City Installs New Art at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

 

Santa Fe, NM- The City of Santa Fe is proud to announce the installation of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” by Santa Fe artist Kevin Box in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, on Rodeo Road. The piece was acquired under the City’s two percent for public art through the Public Art Purchase Program. Announced last winter, the program invited Santa Fe artists and galleries to submit one or more pieces of art for purchase and placement in a City park. The goal of the program is to enhance and activate public spaces, provide economic benefit to local artists and galleries, and engage the public through thoughtful, high-quality artworks. Box moved to Santa Fe in 2006 and exhibits throughout the country. His unique style marries paper with the age old tradition of bronze casting.  The piece was purchased locally through Selby Fleetwood Gallery.

 

Early this year, the City installed three other works of arts acquired under the program: “Joy of Life” by Milton Elting Hebald through the Pushkin Gallery, installed at Las Estancias Park, “Proud Outlook” by Jill Shwaiko at Calle Alvarado Park and “Colossal Hummer” by Don Kennell at Arroyo Sonriso Park. One additional installation is planned for early spring.

 

The purpose of the Art in Public Places Program is to create sites of community significance, encourage private and public awareness of and interest in the visual arts, increase employment opportunities in the arts, and encourage art as an integral part of local architecture. The program includes a wide range of media and styles located throughout the city. Funding for the program comes from two percent of the bonds issued for City capital improvement projects.

 

For more information, call 505-955-6707 or email degarcia@santafenm.gov.

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