Released: August 22, 2022
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) are pleased to partner for open house events on September 21. For the first time, IAIA and SFCC are hosting open house events on the same day. Participants are encouraged to visit both campuses—which are only a six-minute drive or 11-minute bike ride apart—for exciting demos, art exhibits, and campus tours, and to meet students, staff, and faculty at both schools. This event is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in IAIA or SFCC to learn about their missions, programs, and all these higher education institutions have to offer to the Santa Fe community.
Santa Fe Community College, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, N.M. 87508
Check out the SFCC Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour art studios and see demonstrations of steamroller printmaking, papermaking, bronze pouring, jewelry making and raku firing. Visit the tintype photo booth and the film studio. Participate in a Suminagashi Workshop to create Weathergrams, which combine short poems with suminagashi-Japanese marbling.
See demonstrations at the SFCC Planetarium and the Science on Sphere® Theater. Join tours of the Greenhouse and Algae/Biofuels Lab. Go to the Automotive Technology Center for a multi-point inspection on your car. Stop by the Culinary Arts Garden for free produce and Frito pies (from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) from the East Wing Eatery while grooving to the sounds DJ Manny Godsey.
The Institute for American Indian Arts, 1 to 5 p.m., 83 Avan Pu Road, Santa Fe N.M. 87508
IAIA will offer a mix of in-person and livestream events from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. as IAIA celebrates its 60th birthday. If you missed the bronze pour and raku firing at SFCC or want to see either process again, you can at IAIA’s open house. Watch video projections and a demonstration of IAIA’s one-of-a-kind, fully articulating Digital Dome. Take part in an acting class, listen to readings from IAIA’s talented BFA and MFA in Creative Writing students and alums, and check out an art show. Tour the beautiful Land Grant vegetable and flower gardens and meet the Thunder Bees who help them grow in IAIA’s apiary. If you’re still hungry after having a Frito pie at SFCC, you can try an array of menu options from the on-campus café, Bon Appetit.
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The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)—the birthplace of contemporary Indigenous American art—has been the educational home for esteemed and innovative artists, writers, filmmakers, performers, and leaders since 1962. IAIA continues to grow on its stunning 140- acre campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Named one of the top art institutions globally by UNESCO and the International Association of Art and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, IAIA offers undergraduate degrees in Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, Performing Arts, and Studio Arts; graduate degrees in Creative Writing, Studio Arts, and Cultural Administration; and certificates in Broadcast Journalism, Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. The college serves approximately 500 full-time Native and non-Native American students from around the globe, representing nearly a hundred federally recognized tribes.
From its humble beginnings on the Santa Fe Indian School campus, IAIA began collecting and exhibiting its students’ artworks, forming a collection that became the foundation of the world’s premier museum representing contemporary Indigenous arts and cultures—the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). MoCNA continues expanding its renowned collection of nearly 10,000 artworks, curating numerous progressive and innovative exhibitions, both traveling and at our museum in downtown Santa Fe.
The theme Making History encompasses IAIA’s and MoCNA’s 2022 events celebrating our rich history and looking forward to our vibrant future. We ask everyone to join us in celebrating IAIA’s sixtieth and MoCNA’s semicentennial anniversaries throughout this monumental year as we continue Making History.
For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.