Public Programs

Performance: New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble

Friday, July 7 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-8pm // $15-$25 sliding scale

The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble Collective is pleased to present a program of music and performance art coinciding with the Cryin’ Out Loud exhibition 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. NMCE is delighted to be joined by Marisa Demarco, an Albuquerque-based journalist, performer, and event curator, for a pre-concert talk about DIY feminist music festivals. 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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Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand Exhibition Walkthrough

Saturday, July 29 // CCA Tank Garage Galleries // 2-3pm // Free

Please join us for a walkthrough of the Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand exhibition with the artist and Stuart Ashman, CCA's Executive Director. Tom Joyce will discuss the work in the exhibition and provide insight on his process and art making career. 


Screening and Q&A for 66 Mile Radius: Three NM Artists at Tamarind Institute

Thursday, August 10 // CCA Cinematheque // 6-7:30pm // Free

This 45 minute documentary gives a unique glimpse into the stories of New Mexico artists Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Nina Elder, and Tom Miller. Each segment captures their work with Tamarind printers in the workshop, exploring the possibilities of collaborative printmaking, and follows them to their studios or into the landscape, where they each work and derive inspiration. 66 Mile Radius was filmed and directed by Melinda Frame, assisted by Noor-un-Nisa Touchon, UNM Cinematic Arts and produced by Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, The University of New Mexico. 

Conversations at Hand: Tom Joyce, Arden Reed, and Stuart Ashman

Wednesday, August 16 // CCA Tank Garage Galleries // 6-7:30pm // Free with gallery admission

Tom Joyce will give a presentation of his works and have a conversation on themes in the exhibition with Arden Reed, art scholar and professor of English at Pomona College and Stuart Ashman, CCA Executive Director.

Performance: Industrial Foundations by New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble

Saturday, August 26 // CCA Tank Garage Galleries // 7-9pm // $15-$25 sliding scale

Industrial Foundations is a collaborative project between New Mexican composers, dancers, and performers. University of New Mexico faculty members and renowned composers, Peter Gilbert and Karola Obermüller, will compose an electroacoustic piece for the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble Collective to perform with Albuquerque-based dancers, Naomi Elizabeth Montoya and Rhea M. Riley.  For this particular piece on the program, audience members will be encouraged to move throughout the venue to experience the space in various ways.  Additionally, a sense of experiencing different cycles of time (like the life-span of man-made materials vs the mountains we see on the horizon, for example) will be an important way for the music to connect to the physical space surrounding us, as well as the Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand exhibition.