Released: August 15, 2023
SFCC Open House: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
IAIA Open House: 1 to 5 p.m.
Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) are pleased to announce they will partner—again—and host open house events on the same day, Thursday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SFCC (6401 Richards Ave.) and 1 to 5 p.m. at IAIA (83 Avan Nu Po Road). Visitors are encouraged to visit both campuses—only a six-minute drive or 11-minute bike ride apart—for exciting demos, art exhibits, 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 they offer to the community. Admission and parking are free at both events. This is the second year the two education institutions have teamed up for the Open House event.
SFCC Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 21, 6401 Richards Ave.
SFCC’s Open House runs from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Attendees can tour art studios, the SFCC greenhouse, the Algae/Biofuels Lab, and the William C. Witter Fitness Educational Center. See demonstrations of jewelry making, bronze pouring, and raku firing in the Fine Art Building. Contribute to an art installation at a Suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling) Workshop where you can create Weathergrams, short poems on paper. Check out demonstrations at the planetarium and the Science on Sphere® Theater. Tour the film studio. Stop by the Automotive Technology Center to go to a fun car show. Visit the Campus Center to sign-up for tours, visit with representatives from Health and Science programs and see demonstrations of steamroller printmaking. While in the Campus Center, get free produce from the SFCC greenhouses and enjoy Frito pies from Genuine Foods from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. while grooving to the sounds of DJ Manny Godsey.
IAIA Open House, 1 to 5 p.m., Sept. 21, 83 Avan Nu Po Road
IAIA’s open house takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. First, stop by the Dance Circle to hear opening remarks by IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) at 1 p.m. Visit IAIA’s welcome table, and sign up for guided tours on the IAIA campus. Check out numerous demonstrations in the Academic Building’s studios and open studios by artists in our Artist-in-Residence Program. See IAIA’s one-of-a-kind, fully articulating Digital Dome in the Ells Science and Technology Building. Head over to the Performing Arts and Fitness Center to tour our gym, fitness center, classrooms, and performance spaces. Get vaccinated for free for COVID-19, Influenza, Pneumonia, Tdap, and Shingles. Connect with nature through IAIA’s Land-Grant Garden and around campus. Enjoy free appetizers and refreshments in the Dance Circle—vegetarian options are available.
For links to IAIA’s event schedules and updates, and to watch IAIA’s livestream broadcast of the 2023 Open House, visit www.iaia.edu/openhouse.
For details on SFCC’s Open House visit: https://www.sfcc.edu/iaia-sfcc-open-house-23/. Check back for complete schedules the week of the event.
- SFCC Open House: Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at Linda.Cassel@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1501.
- IAIA: Director of Communications Jason Ordaz at Jason.email@example.com.
About the Institute of American Indian Arts: 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. Learn more about us at www.iaia.edu. Follow us: IAIA on Facebook and IAIA on Instagram.
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.