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Food + Water Watch NM presents:


Free Event! 
“Resistance”, a new film on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Be one of the first to see this important new film and learn what you can do locally to fight back against factory farm abuse of our life-saving medicines. This is a free screening but seating is limited.

Factory farms regularly give their animals daily, low doses of antibiotics to compensate for filthy living conditions and boost profits. In fact, a whopping 80% of antibiotics in the US are used on factory farms. This practice is breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria and making the medicines we rely on to treat simple infections less effective when we actually need them.

We can't sit back and watch the dairy industry squander our life-saving medicines. We're working locally to call for federal action to ban factory farms from using antibiotics on healthy animals.

4:00p Saturday, September 6, call 505-750-4919 to RSVP

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents:

The Sturgeon Queens

"Grade A ...Tasty!” –Palm Beach Post   "Sharper than a Nova slicing knife" –TimeOut New York 
What do Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer have in common? Come to The Sturgeon Queens and find out.

100-year-old Hattie Russ Gold and her sister 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman have life stories that hit all the keynotes of the American Jewish immigrant experience. They are the two surviving daughters from the famed lox and herring emporium Russ & Daughters on New York’s Lower East Side. The Sturgeon Queens, winner of Audience Choice Awards at the San Diego, Los Angeles and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festivals, is their family’s story. 

11:00 AM & 11:15AM*  Sunday, September 7, with live klezmer music, complimentary coffee & rugelach and optional smoked fish brunch.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at door, smoked fish brunch extra. To purchase, go to www.SantaFeJFF.org
UPDATE: 11:00A & 11:15A shows SOLD OUT! To get on the waiting list please email admin@santafejff.org


Instameet Santa Fe!

CCA hosts the second Santa Fe Instameet! The event will activate the entirety of CCA’s campus with multiple photography opportunities – including portrait set-ups with studio lighting. Come meet and greet local and international Instagrammers and make Instagram history. Pop-up restaurant by Paper Dosa and a cash bar. Mountain. Desert. Mirror. an exhibition featuring photographs by Santa Fe-based Instagrammers Erin Azouz and Ja Soon Kim opens in the Cinematheque Lobby. #HowToSantaFe is a project lead by 12FPS and in collaboration with Anagr.am and JLH Media. Funding provided by Santa Fe Economic Development Department with support from Mayor Javier Gonzales.
Friday, September 12: 6 – 10pm // Cinematheque Lobby and Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, FREE


Evolving Intentions in Public Art

weaving-symbol-smIn recent years, public art has grown beyond monumental bronze and stone sculpture to push the definitions of art, through new methods of engagement. Increasingly, public art involves ephemeral and time-based works, guerrilla actions, and social interventions. One may encounter public projects in the midst of everyday life, opening an unexpected window of interaction. This one-day symposium will feature presentations of specific projects in the morning, followed by a roundtable discussion in the afternoon. The audience is invited to participate  in a discussion addressing goals, results, and future questions proposed by new socially engaging ways of working. Presented in conjunction with Axle Contemporary’s Economologies event series.

Some of the participants include: Paula Castillo, Issa Nyaphaga, Alysha Shaw, Sanjit Sethi of SFAI, Erin Elder of CCA, Molly Sturges (COAL, Lifesongs), Edie Tsong (Snow Poems), Vince Kadlubek (Meow Wolf),  Aly Kreikemeier (El Otro Lado), Dominique Mazeaud and Bobbe Besold (Rivers Run Through Us), Christy Hengst (Birds in the Park), Jerry Wellman (Axle Contemporary) and Matthew Chase-Daniel (Axle Contemporary and Gourdsigns). Roundtable moderated by  Michelle Laflamme-Childs of NM Arts.

Part of the Economologies series presented by Axle Contemporary, also sponsored by NM Arts, CCA, and the Kathryn Street Arts Festival
Saturday, September 13: 9am-1pm and/or 3pm-5:30pm // CCA Living Room, $10 suggested donation


AHA Festival of Progressive Arts

The CCA shop travels to the Santa Fe Railyard! Come visit our booth at the AHA Festival and pick up some locally crafted artist’s goods. There will be live music, great art, and lots to do and see. For a full schedule visit AHA’s website at: ahafestival.com
Sunday, September 14: 1pm – 9:30pm // Santa Fe Railyard, FREE

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New Mexico Film Foundation: Life in New Mexico

Working from 138 clips submitted by 54 New Mexico residents, eight editors from the state created a series of films exploring and celebrating our local cultures and peoples. This screening showcases both New Mexico and the post-production professionals who live here. Hosted by Dirk Norris, Director, New Mexico Film Foundation.

11:30a Saturday, September 20 • $5 Suggested Donation


Sustainable Sunday Film Series: PUMP

Skype introduction by filmmaker John Tickell
America is addicted to oil. How did it happen? Josh and Rebecca Tickell, winners at Sundance for their film FUEL, trace the story, from the initial corporate conspiracy through to today’s monopoly … and clearly explain how we can end it. More than a decade in the making, this is must-viewing for anyone with a car or living on the grid. Presented with Citizens' Climate Lobby. (U.S., 2014, 112m)

12:30p Sunday, September 21 • $5 Suggested Donation


Live Music/Silent Film: THE WIND with The Invincible Czars

The band: “A rare breed…. renowned for eclectic and sophisticated compositions.”
A cult favorite from Austin travels north to create a live soundtrack to the classic THE WIND. The Inivincible Czars fuse a stunning array of music into a smart, atmopheric sound; and Victor Seastrom’s classic film follows a strong woman (Lillian Gish) who moves to a god-forsaken town, only to find herself in increasingly difficult circumstances, including the near-constantly howling wind. The screenplay is by the legendary Frances Marion. (U.S., 1928, 95m, digital video)

7:30p Thursday, September 25 • $10 in advance/$12 at door

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The Friendship Club presents The Sting

“One of those instances where everything good about Hollywood just fell into one place at the right time … Magnificent, timeless stuff.” ­Empire
It’s the con of a lifetime. Two grifters (Robert Redford and Paul Newman) set out to avenge the murder of their friend by swindling a mobster (Robert Shaw). Featuring Scott Joplin’s brilliant music and wondrous performances, this is one of the most entertaining films of all time. (U.S., 1973, 127m, DCP)

7:00p Sunday, September 28! $15 benefits The Friendship Club


Perspectives on Healing the Body

Interact with the exhibition in a unique and dynamic form. After recently finishing yoga teacher training, former CCA staffer Naomi Gibbons will lead a Vinyasa yoga class amongst Chuck Ginnever’s sculptures, providing the chance to truly see ‘New Perspectives’ from all angles. Invite art and movement to heal your body through this Vinyasa flow. Please bring all your yoga essentials: mat, towel,
comfortable clothing and water.

Saturday, October 4: 2pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $10

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Walking The Great Divide

“No other film captures the beauty and grandeur of the king of trails” –Nashville Public TV
Outdoor documentary specialist Mark Flagler interviews over 30 hikers as they embark on a 5-6 month thru-hike traversing New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.  Share the trials and triumphs as Flagler and his fellow hikers brave high altitude trekking, intense desert heat, cross country navigation and deep canyons.  Follow Flagler as he hikes through 21 wilderness areas, 3 national parks, and one national monument to capture this national treasure.

Whether you are a long-distance walker, day hiker, or outdoor enthusiast, this primitive backcountry trail provides you with the opportunity to experience the unique and scenic areas which surround it.  Whether you walk only a few steps or are planning a CDT thru-hike you will quickly see why it is coined ‘The King of Trails’. This screening of Walking the Great Divide is part of the Flagler Films Long-Distance Hiking Tour, visiting 9 cities with 14 shows over 15 days!

2:00p Sunday October 5 only! with director Mark Flagler in person!


Gallery Nights Kick-Off

Enjoy an after-work cocktail and check out the exhibition, learn a new skill and grab a bite to eat! CCA kicks off new evening hours with hands-on workshops, partnering with food trucks and local bars to create a socially engaging gallery experience. Mark your calendars for a fabulous evening of art and entertainment every second Thursday at Gallery Nights. This month CCA’s programming coordinator, Angie Rizzo, will be leading a geometric paper shape-making workshop complete with a contest and prizes! Let’s see who can fold the fastest...
Thursday, October 9: 5 – 9pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $5


Harness the Night Sky

CCA takes a field trip! Simone Seagle, assistant director of Space Science at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will lead a workshop on celestial navigation and mythology. Using the stars, simple geometry, and the horizon we will learn how to locate ourselves in the landscape and become more aware of our surroundings. See the sky close-up through a telescope and enjoy the 360-degree views from Veteran’s Memorial Outlook. Come early to take advantage of this rare opportunity to witness the sunset in Tent Rocks, and bundle-up as the temperature will drop once the sun goes down.
Saturday, October 11: 7pm (weather permitting) // Tent Rocks, $7 suggested donation – (Tent Rocks park fee waived for attendees)


Three Muses Drawing Extravaganza

Bring your easels and drawing materials for an evening of figure drawing at the CCA. Not one but THREE nude female models will pose and interact with the exhibition, allowing for unexpected and unique figure-drawing opportunities. John Tollett and Eric Thomson, hosts of two of Santa Fe’s longest running drawing groups at Argos Studio, will be lead a 4-hour drawing session at CCA. This special evening will also include snacks and a chance to check out the exhibition after-hours. To RSVP, email angie@ccasantafe.org.
Saturday, October 25: 5 – 9pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $18, RSVP required


Play + Write + Share

Instructors and participants from an on-going series of workshops called PLAY + WRITE + MIX read their poetry and prose and display their projects at this final celebratory event. Members of Cut+Paste Society as well as board members of New Mexico Literary Arts will read. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. PLAY + WRITE + MIX is a series of three affordable workshops in October that explore writing through traditional and contemporary visual communication. The workshops are open to the public and cost $10 each. Scholarships available. For more information see www.nmliteraryarts.org or contact nmliteraryarts@gmail.com. Registration begins Sept. 1.
Sunday, October 26: 2-3:30pm // CCA Living Room and Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, FREE


CCA Artist Supper Club

This new and exciting venture to support CCA for its 35th anniversary was launched by a group of Santa Fe artists. These accomplished artists are serving as hosts and chefs for very special suppers during the months of May - September 2014. Each artist has designed a memorable multi-course dining experience for their guests as well as a personal home and studio tour. See below to learn more about these wonderful artists and their supper plans.

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