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SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents: The ABC’s of Arts, Business and Creativity
October 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, happening 3 times
Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents a series of public forums with Sandy Zane, gallery owner and businesswoman, on the topic the ABC’s of Arts, Business and Creativity.
Ms. Zane will share her vision for creating opportunities in business and the arts. She will highlight the college’s student-run Red Dot Gallery, on Canyon Road, which she has championed and supported. SFCC operates the Red Dot Gallery to create opportunities for New Mexico students and others to gain professional experience in learning and experiencing the business side of the arts.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau announcement identifies Santa Fe as high ranking in the percentage of jobs created by new startups, part of the agency’s first Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The Census Bureau, based on 2014 numbers, ranked cities on jobs creation from start-up firms as percentage of total employment in the metro area. The bureau said 3.7 percent of Santa Fe’s jobs came from new companies, putting the City Different tied for the 13th highest percentage among 366 metro areas in the U.S.
Mayor Javier M. Gonzales stated in a news release, “These measures prove that our focus on building an entrepreneurial economy is working and that maintaining our leadership as a global center for the arts and artists pays dividends. It’s a reason to stay the course, and to continue increasing our investments in our artists and in our startup economy whenever we have the opportunity to do so.”
This first forum will use a “playback theater” presentation to encourage audience participation. Other forums may include local gallerists, business owners and entrepreneurs.