Sadly, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) has announced its closure in 2018. With the academic year having recently concluded, I’ve been asked to stay on as a full-time professor in The Film School (where I’ve been teaching since 2009) for one final year — to ensure that seniors finish their BFA degree program.
I’m tremendously proud of the initiatives we launched and cultivated during my time at SFUAD: Outdoor Vision Fest® (OVF) and Shoot the Stars!®. OVF, of course, spun off into an astonishing number of directions, and had a real, long-lasting impact in Santa Fe and beyond.
Despite bone-chilling temperatures, a couple of inches of snow already on the ground (April 28 — that’s right!), and the threat of more snow coming, Outdoor Vision Fest® 2017 launched and filled 2+ hours of the evening with interactive media installations, a beautiful piece of new choreography combined with projections, augmented reality, and more. This year’s event had a particularly scrappy feel (as student artists relocated to more protected locations and tried avoiding the occasional raindrops), but showcased some of the most interactive media work we’ve done yet.
Santa Fe University of Art and Design‘s student-run Jackalope magazine shines the spotlight on this year’s Outdoor Vision Fest. You’ll find me quoted and hanging out for a casual photograph during one of our rehearsal evenings.
I’m joined by my colleague, Studio Arts Professor Tom Miller, as we talk all things Outdoor Vision Fest (coming up April 28) on the weekly radio broadcast “Art Fusion,” airing on KVSF 101.5FM this Thursday, April 27, 12noon MDT. The show is hosted by Artisan Santa Fe co-owner Ron Whitmore, and covers both the art and music scenes in Santa Fe. You can live-stream the broadcast here.
Continuing to beat the OVF® drum: I’ll be sitting in with on-air personality Honey Harris on Radio Free Santa Fe‘s “The Big Show” (broadcasting over-the-air at KBAC, 98.1FM in northern New Mexico) this Wednesday, April 26, at 10am MDT. You can live-stream the broadcast here and get the latest developments on Outdoor Vision Fest, just a couple days prior to April 28’s show night.