For the past two years, I’ve been producing media installations underwritten by New Mexico Arts, and debuting during the annual Fantase Fest, an initiative of Creative Santa Fe. These installations are an outgrowth of Santa Fe University of Art and Design‘s Outdoor Vision Fest, an annual event which I co-founded and have been executive-producing since 2011.
Around May 20, a student said to me: “Enjoying the summer so far?” Implicit in the question is that professors — the moment they turn in grades (and maybe right after their last lecture) — bask on a tropical beach, or putter about gardening, or … maybe just twiddle their thumbs waiting for the next semester to start.
The Outdoor Vision Fest® 2016 media tour commences earlier than ever, with a guest spot on The Richard Eeds Show on KVSF, 101.5 FM, this Thursday morning at 9am MDT. Outdoor Vision Fest (OVF®) is the one-night-only media event I co-founded back in 2011, taking place on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD). OVF has become one of the most popular annual events in Santa Fe, culminating in nearly 3000 people heading on campus last May, as well as a nomination for “Best (Event) of Santa Fe.” (Hint: you can nominate OVF for 2016’s “Best of Santa Fe” at this site.
Our 5th outing of Outdoor Vision Fest™ attracted its biggest crowd to date (see the handy-dandy chart at the bottom of this post), and despite a few glitches, garnered essentially universal acclaim on Twitter and Instagram.
One of the best aspects of having co-created and then shepherded OVF these past years has been working with up&comers like The Maya Spectra and VJ Buran; alumni who are already making an impact on Santa Fe’s media and cultural affairs scenes (Keith Ryan Riggs, Katelyn Peer, and Seth Fuller, to name a few); talented guest artists like choreographer Jocelyne Danchick; and faculty colleagues Brad Wolfley and Tom Miller.