City’s Community Gallery to Host Student Art Exhibit
7th Annual ArtWorks Exhibit Opens February 9, 4-6 pm
Exhibit Dates: February 9 through 23, 2018
“When I look at art, I see and imagine that I am in the picture too.
It feels like I am dreaming.”
- 2nd Grade ArtWorks Student, Carlos Gilbert Elementary
Santa Fe, NM—The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools (Partners) will present an art exhibit featuring the work of Santa Fe Public School students who have participated in Partners’ ArtWorks program. Opening on Friday, February 9, the seventh annual “ArtWorks Works!” includes work by approximately 100 students from twelve public elementary schools. An exhibit opening will be held on Friday, February 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the City of Santa Fe Community Gallery, located in the southeast corner of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy. The event is free and open to the public. “ArtWorks Works!” will be on display through February 22, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 505-955-6707.
“This collaboration between Partners and the City is a wonderful opportunity for students to see their art in a real gallery, and for the community to learn more about ArtWorks, a program that’s making a difference for our public school teachers and students,” said Debra Garcia y Griego, director of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission.
ArtWorks was started by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission in 2001 and is now a program of Partners. ArtWorks uses a teaching method adapted from the Lincoln Center Institute in New York City that hires and trains teaching artists to present classroom workshops around live experiences with works of art—poetry reading, opera, concert, play, dance performance or tour of a museum exhibit. The ArtWorks Works! exhibit features works produced by Santa Fe public elementary school students. Students enjoyed artist-led museum tours and classroom workshops. Lesson plans for the workshops were designed to connect the art to the curriculum, thus nurturing a deeper understanding of the academic material through creative activities. Students attended a variety of arts events including the exhibit O’Keeffe’s New Mexico and other iconic works at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Stepping Out at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Chinese Quilts at the Museum of International Folk Art; Action Abstraction Redefined at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art; and others.
The Community Gallery supports local artists, promotes artistic excellence, and strengthens the local arts economy through diverse exhibits, educational and professional development programs for local artists, and public engagement activities. Santa Fe residents and visitors can experience quality artwork by New Mexico artists and enjoy diverse educational offerings.
The Community Gallery, located inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy, is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 505-955-6707.