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Public Programs

Cryin' Out Loud: An Evening of Poetry and Performance

Saturday, May 6 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-7:30pm // $10-$25 sliding scale tickets 

Join us for an evening of poetry and performance by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Jessica Helen Lopez, Eva Marisol Crespin, and Brandy Montaño. These four powerful female and gender non-conforming voices speak up loudly to challenge systems of oppression through words of passion, politics, revolution, and love. 

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Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration

Wednesday, May 17 // 5-7pm // Free

After a successful first year, the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Street Food Institute, and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute are continuing their free event, Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration. These events celebrate Santa Fe’s unrivaled love of great food, local agriculture, and world-class cinema. 

Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration will offer free food samples from a cooking demonstration by local chefs or farmers, tours of Waxman Gallery, presentations from community partners, affordable meals from the Street Food Institute and other food trucks (including specials using locally-sourced produce), and two free screenings designed for food lovers and families. 

This first event will be on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Upcoming dates are Wednesdays, August 2 and September 20.

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Santa Fe Zine Fest

Saturday, May 20 // The Living Room Gallery // 11am-5pm // Free 

On Saturday, May 20th, local writers, artists, and zine publishers will gather in CCA’s Living Room Gallery for the first annual Santa Fe Zine Fest. It's a zinester's dream come true, and it’s also a perfect introduction to the world of small publishing for those tired of the mainstream press. Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own zines for trade and will have the opportunity to engage with Santa Fe’s zine makers, as well as its emerging arts and DIY communities.

A performance by Cryin' Out Loud artists, Victory Grrrls, will occur concurrently in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery from 1-2pm. 

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Movement and Meditation Workshop with szalt dance co.

Thursday, June 8 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-8pm // $10-$25 sliding scale 

Get your mind and body moving for a two hour B & B workshop with szalt dance company. B & B is a movement-meditation practice led by Stephanie Zaletel and szalt dance company members utilizing guided improvisation and creative tasks to warm the body and stimulate the imagination. This rigorous practice increases stamina, balance, creative thinking, and flexibility. Inspired by the dancers' extensive experiences with Gaga, Yoga, Contemporary, and szalt's repertoire, B & B challenges the mover to work from an intuitive physical state in order to access their physical and mental range. All the while they are inviting a patient and conscious connection between body, blood, brain, breath and the time and space we cohabit.

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Performance: Marshmallow Sea by szalt dance co.

Saturday, June 10 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-7:30pm // $20

Please join the CCA for a riveting evening of movement and performance with szalt dance co. within the Cryin' Out Loud exhibition in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery. Marshmallow Sea (szalt) is a 40 minute sequel to Zaletel's 2016 evening length, Water Stories, which premiered as part of a 5 month collaborative creative residency at MorYork Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Marshmallow Sea begins how Water Stories ends. It dives beyond linear narrative and submits to dream logic, physical and psychological "exits", and the natural conservation of sensational memory. Jonathan Snipes (of clipping.) will perform a live sound score utilizing MaxMSP, field recordings, and a modular synth to offer a sensitive, deliberate, and familiar sonic atmosphere. Marshmallow Sea will also feature original costumes by Amabelle Aguiluz and set design by prolific recycling artist, Clare Graham. This dance for 6 women is meditative - to perform and to witness - and is rooted in the process and effort of exposing our unconscious patterns. 

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Women's Documentary Shorts Series: Portraits from the Shorelines of Peru

Saturday, June 17 // The Living Room Gallery // 6-7:30pm // Free

The Peruvian coast is abundant, yet the division of gender roles assigns the men to labor at sea while the women fill the void on land. In this collection of 4 short documentaries, we witness the resolve of women who transform fears into strengths and redefine their worth. Their stories are brought to you by DOCUPERU, a non-profit organization that enlists the power of audio visual communication in the fight for the underprivileged to be seen and heard. All of the content was produced during the Caravan, an annual project based on self-representation, which maps out a route to bring free workshops in video production, photography, drawing, and mural painting to the people.

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Performance: Taos Opera Institute’s Cantos de Taos Quartet

Thursday, June 22 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 5:30-7pm // Free

The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe is pleased to present a free classical concert featuring the Taos Opera Institute’s Cantos de Taos Quartet in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery. A reception will follow, providing the audience the opportunity to meet the four talented singers and the Taos Opera Institute’s co-founders, Mary Jane Johnson and Linda Poetschke. The performance features four outstanding artists and is part of a month-long opera festival in northern New Mexico.

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Performance: New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble

Friday, July 7 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-8pm // $20

The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble Collective is pleased to present a program of music and performance art coinciding with the Cryin’ Out Loud exhibit on women and femmes artists and activism. The program will include music by Pauline Oliveros, text by Alejandra Pizarnik, performance art by Alison Knowles, and more. The works presented seek to explore artistic engagement in political revolutions over the past century via text and sound. Please join us July 7th, 2017 at 6pm for a pre-concert presentation and at 7pm for the concert.  The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble, founded in Spring of 2016, presents summer programming throughout New Mexico that focuses on new works by composers throughout the Americas.

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