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Public Programs

Education and public programs at the CCA foster active and meaningful engagement with arts, film, and culture for our communities across a variety of art practices and media.

Public programs in the CCA galleries and cinematheque are created to respond to and expand on the current exhibitions and films. The programs are presented with the intention of creating multiple pathways for audiences to experience the artworks and films on view. The CCA works closely with artists, filmmakers, and curators, as well as other cultural organizations and professionals from various disciplines, to cultivate participatory and inspiring programs for audiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Living Altar: Art Supply Drive

ONGOING: February 9 - April 29 // CCA Tank Garage 

In honor of the late artist, CCA and Ciel Bergmans’ family invite the public to donate working art supplies that will benefit art classes in Santa Fe Public Schools. Art supplies can be dropped off at CCA and will be on view as a living altar to Ciel for the course of the exhibition.

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Critical Conversations: Feminism and Intersectionality in the Arts

Wednesday, February 28 // 6-7:30pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Ciel Bergman’s work often addresses ideas of feminism and the artist's role and responsibility in societal issues. Curators, artists, writers, and professionals working in cultural organizations and social justice come together to expand on and explore these ideas in a public conversation on feminism and intersectionality in the arts. Guest speakers include Andrea Hanley, Jodie Herrera, Kira Jones, and Quintan Ana Wikswo.

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Artist Workshop: Prints & Plants

Saturday, March 3 // 2-4pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Do you have old t-shirts and sheets lying around? Bring them back to life in this printmaking workshop where we will use plants and produce as stamps to create vibrant patterns on recycled fabrics and discuss the beauty of locally grown food. All levels welcome. This activity is led by local artist Liz Brindley, owner of Prints & Plants, a mobile art & ecology workshop that travels around New Mexico to teach about local agriculture through printmaking activities.

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Conversation: Photography in Cuba

Thursday, March 8 // 6pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Come and listen to a conversation on historic and contemporary photography in Cuba led by Nelson Ramirez, artist and Director of the Fototeca, Cuba’s National Museum of Photography. Nelson will provide an illustrated talk, moderated by Stuart Ashman, our Executive Director & Chief Curator offering  background on photography in Cuba from its origins in the 19th century to current activity in contemporary photography highlighting the work he and his partner created under the banner of Liudmila and Nelson.

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Performance: MAPPING the FEMININE

Saturday, March 10 // 6-7:30pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

The Forgotten Body Remembers (Deirdre Morris) and CCA present ’MAPPING the FEMININE’, a series of intimate movement scores performed in relationship to Ciel Bergman’s Spiritual Guide Maps that are seeking to express the divining of natural and feminine forces, “to locate a ‘genetically felt’ devotional space” (Ciel Bergman, Artist Statement). The scores for this performance will be built from stories shared in a public Story Circle, a participatory public program at the CCA Tank Garage on Wednesday, Feb 14, 6-9pm.

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Art Talk: Peter Frank on Ciel Bergman

Sunday, March 25 // 2-3:30pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Peter Frank, Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine and contributing writer to the Ciel Bergman: The Linens exhibition catalog, will talk about Ciel the artist, Ciel the feminist, Ciel the thinker, Ciel the person, and The Linens as a crossroads in Ciel's manifesting her full self. The Linens are as rich as they are because their maker was finding herself as a rich soul. She was both thinking and feeling her way through.

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Santa Fe Zine Fest

Saturday, April 14 // 12-5pm // CCA Tank Garage // Free

Santa Fe Zine Fest is a yearly free festival that celebrates zines, comics and other forms of alternative press and DIY media with the goal of encouraging a greater community between diverse creators of independent publications and art in Northern New Mexico. Now in its second year, the festival spans over 24 zine publishers, showcasing their independently published art, illustration, photography, comics, poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

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Closing Reception and an Evening of Performance with Matron Records

Saturday, April 28 // 5-7pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Matron Records will curate an immersive, multi-media performance for the closing reception of Ciel Bergman: The Linens at CCA. The event will feature local musicians and performance artists each presenting pieces that explore feminism through the themes in Bermgan’s work: philosophy, sexuality and physicality. Artists will present their performance vignettes simultaneously, each staged throughout the exhibit to create an added layer of dimension to the work and inviting guests to experience the exhibit in a new way.

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