This issue’s cover image is an homage to the College of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, as students are currently making themselves at home on campus for the last time in the school’s storied history. Alicia Inez Guzmán unpacks this history and its impact, from the earliest days of St. Michael’s College to the school’s impending closure in our feature article “Déjà Vu.” As a companion piece, we also culled this month’s Out + About spread (pg 32 in print issue) from College of Santa Fe student-produced yearbooks spanning the years 1959 to 1993.
Jordan Eddy interviews Jami Porter Lara, an Albuquerque-based ceramic artist in “A Map with No Border.” Porter Lara has recently shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., and her upcoming solo exhibition In Situ opens at Peters Projects on Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm. This issue also features a “Field Report” from my recent trip to Aspen, which turned out to be a far more rewarding arts destination than the designer brand lined streets might lead you to think.
In this issue’s Studio Visit, Chelsea Weathers and Clayton Porter interview Susan York, who is currently at work preparing for a site-specific installation at The Drawing Center museum in SoHo, New York. Susan York: Foundation will be on view from October 19, 2017 until October 18, 2018.
In other departments, Chelsea Weathers reviews Louise Lawler: Receptions, the catalogue accompanying Lawler’s recent survey exhibition Why Pictures Now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jenn Shapland reviews the film Maudie, a biopic of the Nova Scotia folk painter Maud Lewis. In a switched-up format for the Photography section, we feature a small portfolio of photographs by Santa Fe artist Craig Duncan from his recent series Whispers of Truth. Our Reviews section is especially varied, spanning Quilts of Southwest China, contemporary Native fiber arts, something fierce at the Lannan Foundation, sculptures by Ohio-based Melinda Rosenberg, and a survey of works by Doris Cross at the Marfa Poetry Festival in Marfa, TX. As ever, the Calendar is full of September arts and culture events, and new events are added daily.
Lauren Tresp, Editor
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