Public Programs

Education and public programs at the CCA foster active and meaningful engagement with arts, film, and culture for our communities across a variety of art practices and media.

Public programs in the CCA galleries and cinematheque are created to respond to and expand on the current exhibitions and films. The programs are presented with the intention of creating multiple pathways for audiences to experience the artworks and films on view. The CCA works closely with artists, filmmakers, and curators, as well as other cultural organizations and professionals from various disciplines, to cultivate participatory and inspiring programs for audiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Public Opening and Reception of Ciel Bergman: The Linens

Friday, February 9 // 5-7pm // CCA Tank Garage // Free

The CCA presents and exhibition of The Linens, paintings by the late Ciel Bergman never previously exhibited as a series, as well as a celebration of her life as an artist and beloved figure in the Santa Fe community. The exhibition will be on view February 9 - April 29, 2018 in the Tank Garage. Please join us for a public reception for the opening of the exhibition on Friday, February 9, 5-7pm. 

Image: The Value of Antigravity by Ciel Bergman

Living Altar: Art Supply Drive

Friday, February 9 - April 29 // CCA Tank Garage 

In honor of the late artist, CCA and Ciel Bergmans’ family invite the public to donate working art supplies that will benefit art classes in Santa Fe Public Schools. Art supplies can be dropped off at CCA and will be on view as a living altar to Ciel for the course of the exhibition.

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Story Circle

Wednesday, February 14 // 6-7:30pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Please join The Forgotten Body Remembers (Deirdre Morris) and CCA for Story Circle, a participatory event where people come together to share stories of their experiences, facilitated in the style of the United States Department of Arts and Culture’s, People’s State of the Union project. Tenderness, vulnerability, ferocity, celebration and love are the thematics that will seed the Story Circle and ultimately movement scores for the performance of MAPPING the FEMININE on Saturday, March 10, 6-7:30pm.  

Image: Two Philosophers by Ciel Bergman 

Critical Conversations: Feminism and Intersectionality in the Arts

Wednesday, February 28 // 6-7:30pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Ciel Bergman’s work often addresses ideas of feminism and the artist's role and responsibility in societal issues. Curators, artists, writers, and professionals working in cultural organizations and social justice come together to expand on and explore these ideas in a public conversation on feminism and intersectionality in the arts.

Image: Oh Duchamp by Ciel Bergman


Artist Workshop: Prints & Plants

Saturday, March 3 // 2-4pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Do you have old t-shirts and sheets lying around? Bring them back to life in this printmaking workshop where we will use plants and produce as stamps to create vibrant patterns on recycled fabrics and discuss the beauty of locally grown food. All levels welcome. This activity is led by local artist Liz Brindley, owner of Prints & Plants, a mobile art & ecology workshop that travels around New Mexico to teach about local agriculture through printmaking activities.

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Performance: MAPPING the FEMININE

Saturday, March 10 // 6-7:30pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

The Forgotten Body Remembers (Deirdre Morris) and CCA present ’MAPPING the FEMININE’, a series of intimate movement scores performed in relationship to Ciel Bergman’s Spiritual Guide Maps that are seeking to express the divining of natural and feminine forces, “to locate a ‘genetically felt’ devotional space” (Ciel Bergman, Artist Statement). The scores for this performance will be built from stories shared in a public Story Circle, a participatory public program at the CCA Tank Garage on Wednesday, Feb 14, 6-7:30pm.

Image courtesy of Deirdre Morris


Santa Fe Zine Fest

Saturday, April 14 // 12-5pm // CCA Tank Garage // Free

Santa Fe Zine Fest is a yearly free festival that celebrates zines, comics and other forms of alternative press and DIY media with the goal of encouraging a greater community between diverse creators of independent publications and art in Northern New Mexico. Now in its second year, the festival spans over 24 zine publishers, showcasing their independently published art, illustration, photography, comics, poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Image courtesy of Bucket Siler

Closing Reception and an Evening of Performance with Matron Records

Saturday, April 28 // 5-7pm // CCA Tank Garage // $5 Gallery Admission

Matron Records will curate an immersive, multi-media performance for the closing reception of Ciel Bergman: The Linens at CCA. The event will feature local musicians and performance artists each presenting pieces that explore feminism through the themes in Bermgan’s work: philosophy, sexuality and physicality. Artists will present their performance vignettes simultaneously, each staged throughout the exhibit to create an added layer of dimension to the work and inviting guests to experience the exhibit in a new way.

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