Public Programs

Opening Reception: Tom Joyce Everything at Hand

Friday, July 28 // CCA Tank Garage Galleries // 6-8pm // Free

Please join the Center for Contemporary Arts for a public reception for the opening of Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand, on view from July 28 - December 31, 2017.

Image: Well IX, dye sublimation photograph on aluminum © 2017 Tom Joyce Studio


Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand Exhibition Walkthrough

Saturday, July 29 // CCA Tank Garage Galleries // 2-3pm // Free

Please join us for a walkthrough of the Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand exhibition with the artist and Stuart Ashman, CCA's Executive Director. Tom Joyce will discuss the work in the exhibition and provide insight on his process and art making career. 

Image: Penumbra XXVI in process, photo © 2016 Anne-Marie Bouttiaux


Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration

Wednesday, August 2 // CCA Cinematheque and Tank Garage Galleries // 5-7pm // Free

This free event celebrates Santa Fe’s unrivaled love of great food, local agriculture, and world-class cinema. The food trucks will offer Santa Fe Farmers' Market specials, featuring local ingredients. The featured speaker, Don Bustos, and food demo chef, Chef Michelle Chavez, will both be addressing the importance of heirloom and land race varieties as we work to maintain a vast diversity of food. There will also be a walkthrough with the artist of Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand, the current exhibition in the Tank Garage Galleries.

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Screening and Q&A for 66 Mile Radius: Three NM Artists at Tamarind Institute

Thursday, August 10 // CCA Cinematheque // 6-7:30pm // Free

This 45 minute documentary gives a unique glimpse into the stories of New Mexico artists Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Nina Elder, and Tom Miller. Each segment captures their work with Tamarind printers in the workshop, exploring the possibilities of collaborative printmaking, and follows them to their studios or into the landscape, where they each work and derive inspiration. 66 Mile Radius was filmed and directed by Melinda Frame, assisted by Noor-un-Nisa Touchon, UNM Cinematic Arts and produced by Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, The University of New Mexico. 

Conversations at Hand: Tom Joyce, Arden Reed, and Stuart Ashman

Wednesday, August 16 // CCA Tank Garage Galleries // 6-7:30pm // Free with gallery admission

Tom Joyce will give a presentation of his works and have a conversation on themes in the exhibition with Stuart Ashman, CCA Executive Director,  and Arden Reed, art scholar, professor of English at Pomona College, and author of SLOW ART, released this year by University of California Press.

Image: Penumbra XXVI in process, photo © 2016 Anne-Marie Bouttiaux


Performance: Industrial Foundations by New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble

Saturday, August 26 // CCA Tank Garage Galleries // 7-9pm // $15-$25 sliding scale

Industrial Foundations is a collaborative project between New Mexican composers, dancers, and performers. University of New Mexico faculty members and renowned composers, Peter Gilbert and Karola Obermüller, will compose an electroacoustic piece for the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble Collective to perform with Albuquerque-based dancers, Naomi Elizabeth Montoya and Rhea M. Riley.  For this particular piece on the program, audience members will be encouraged to move throughout the venue to experience the space in various ways.  Additionally, a sense of experiencing different cycles of time (like the life-span of man-made materials vs the mountains we see on the horizon, for example) will be an important way for the music to connect to the physical space surrounding us, as well as the Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand exhibition.