SFCC Art Exhibition An Exhibition of Art Featuring Regional High School Artists

Santa Fe, NM, Nov. 22, 2017 –– Santa Fe Community College’s School of Arts and Design Visual Arts Gallery presents a selection of artwork by students and faculty from regional high schools including Capital High School, the MASTERS Program charter school, the Academy for Technology and the Classics, Monte del Sol Charter School and Pojoaque Valley High School. The exhibition opens with a public reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and runs through Jan. 17, 2018.

Many of the students submitted artwork to the exhibition though ARTS 112 Explore Arts and Design, a new SFCC class taught by Pete Jackson that introduces young artists to SFCC’s impressive creative labs in ceramics, drawing, jewelry, gallery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodworking.

The exhibition features work in various media by Ona S. Archie, Estephanie Arreola, Christina Cornish, Jacqueline Diaz, Amber Dominguez, Lia K. Fukuda, Luis Gomez, Klarissa Holmes, Ivy Lewis, Esperanza Amor Lόpez, Sadie I. Lόpez, Maria Mares, Jose Merino Gomez, Lauren Rodriguez, Giselle Talamantes, Rui Ping R Wheaton and Ella Wise.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (505) 428-1501.

James (Pete) Jackson, ARTS 112 faculty and Project Coordinator, is a visionary painter, who has many years of experience working with youth and the creative and performing arts. He was trained in the altelier apprenticehip tradition with with master surrealist Abdul Mati Klarwein in Deja, Majorca, Spain. Mati, a student of Ernest Fuchs, schooled Jackson in the technique prevalent in the Flemish School of Painting – a movement from 14th-17th century Flanders that produced such renowned artists as Jan Van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, and Frans Hals. Jackson is also the founder /Artistic Director/Master Instructor at The Aletheia Studio: The Berimbau (Bantu for “awakening the inner flame”). The Berimbau supports mentoring for youth and classes, workshops and performances in multiple disciplines and arts for all ages. It facilitates personal career and community development, working throughout the N.M. school system and with local organizations such as YDDC – Youth Detention Facility, Wise Fool N.M., and Northern N.M. Arts in the Schools Program. Jackson has also worked as a mentor with Monte del Sol, Santa Fe Girls School, INSPIRE and The MASTERS Program.

The Academy for Technology and the Classics (ATC) was founded in 2000 to provide a classical and technology-based approach to education in a public school setting. ATC aims to integrate students with a variety of learning styles and personal strengths in order to foster communication, literacy, critical thinking and the personal skills necessary for a college success. The school’s mission is to provide an academically charged environment while instilling the “classic” moral values of respect, integrity, responsibility and honesty. ATC cultivates fearless learners.
The mission of The MASTERS Program is to support the goal of a college education as an option for every student by expecting all students to perform at rigorous academic levels when provided challenging educational activities by inspired, talented teachers. The MASTERS Program is a tuition-free public charter early-college high school serving grades 10-12. Students are required to enter with six high-school credits. Located on the campus of the Santa Fe Community College, the school supports the goal of a higher education for every student. Blending high school and college-level courses at the Santa Fe Community College into a single academic program, The MASTERS Program provides students with the means to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and substantial college credit with all tuition free. The MASTERS Program provides the resources that allow each student to achieve academic success and become a life-long learner through service and self-reflection. Through a mentorship program participating students learn to master the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in their field of choice after graduation. Students are chosen for The MASTERS Program via a lottery process. For more information, visit http://www.themastersprogram.net/.
Monte del Sol is a small, rigorous, community-minded, public Charter School. It maintains a non-sectarian program and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, handicap, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or cultural heritage in the administration of its educational programs. Monte del Sol was founded in December 1999 in a spirit of collaboration with and support from the Santa Fe School District. The founders believed that learning best takes place in a small school environment where every student is known well. They recognized that all learning is relational and that interactive, engaged learning is an essential element. A typical day may include project oriented teaching, class discussion, reflective journal writing, experiential work, outdoor education, independent projects and individualized instruction as well as traditional lecture models. The school has an outstanding special services department serving the high numbers of gifted students and special needs students.

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. For information, contact Clark Baughan at clark.baughan@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1501 or visit the Visual Arts Gallery. Images available.


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Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.