New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) Dance Department and the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) presents “Making Dance for Playing House,” an interdisciplinary performance installation at 3 p.m., March 14 at CCA’s Munoz Waxmen gallery, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.
This event is free and open to the public.
NMSA Dance students will immerse themselves within the Playing House exhibit, created by the family artist team Hillerbrand + Magsamen and installed at the CCA’s Munoz Waxmen gallery.
Using the site-specific choreographic skills they have developed in the Dance Department, NMSA students will respond through movement to the exhibition. By 3 p.m., the students will have composed a performance installation loop based on the bright colors, geometric shapes, and themes of suburbia, consumerism, chaos, and family illustrated throughout the Playing House exhibit.
NMSA presents an exhibition of artwork by ninth grade Visual Arts students at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19.
The 14 student-artists hail from New Mexico communities as diverse as Ilfeld, Las Vegas, Montezuma, Santa Clara Pueblo and Santa Fe. The exhibition will highlight their recent work in Drawing and 3D-Design Fundamentals.
With the guidance of visiting artist Larry Bob Phillips, students are undertaking an ambitious, architectural comic wall drawing, to be created directly on the east-facing gallery wall, inside Warehouse 21.