Follow my progress by checking out the Life Through Art: Santa Fe blog. Read about artist interviews, local museums. events, and performances, community engagement in Santa Fe, and personal updates about my growth throughout the summer. New posts are published several times a week.
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Life Through Art: Santa Fe
Founded in 1607 by Spanish settlers in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Santa Fe is a cultural hub of New Mexico. Over the city’s four-hundred-year history, thousands of artists, craftspeople, and creatives have flocked to Santa Fe for its stunning landscape and sunsets, and its rich and diverse cultural climate; Santa Fe is a prime example of why New Mexico is fondly known as, “The Land of Enchantment”. Like many other cities in the United States, Santa Fe experiences the consequences of having a prolific cultural and artistic habitat: gentrification. But artists aren't willing gentrifiers; more often than not, artists seek to preserve and celebrate the local culture in which they live. So how do we reconcile the disparity between intent and reality? This is the question Life Through Art: Santa Fe seeks to address.
Life Through Art: Santa Fe is an immersive research project exploring the connections between place, community, culture, and art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Working with and interviewing local artists, this project will explore the living history of art and culture in the city, and will focus on the ways in which community both affects and is affected by a large artist population.
Other elements of the project include writing a formal report on my research at the end of summer 2017, and developing my own artistic skills and thinking through creating original artwork based on my experiences on a weekly basis. Scroll down to learn more!