Lightning and rain permitting, my colleague Professor Brad Wolfley and I (representing The Film School at SFUAD) are launching (in partnership with Canyon Road’s famed Pushkin Gallery) a new initiative we’re calling OVF@Pushkin.

Each Friday night, OVF@Pushkin will be reprising an installation from SFUAD’s annual Outdoor Vision Fest — using the gallery’s historic architecture at 550 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

For the inaugural outing, student artist Chris Beran will be live-mixing visual loops and electronic music. Most of the galleries are closed by nightfall, but tourists continue to art-window shop, and both tourists and locals head to two of Santa Fe’s finest restaurants, The Compound (tip: they have a great, inexpensive bar menu) and Geronimo. Pushkin Gallery has been a tremendous supporter of SFUAD and The Film School, and we’re honored to be working with them on this new initiative.

Hey, go support our Film students, the local art scene and the local restaurant scene.

Pushkin Gallery Prize

Boris Chetkov Russian Art Week logoProfessors do more than show up to classes and direct traffic for those 2-hour or 3-hour time blocks. That’s only a portion of the day-to-day work.

One of the most rewarding aspects of a professorship is creating opportunities for undergraduate students. During 2013, my colleague Professor Brad Wolfley and I developed the first annual Pushkin Gallery Prize in collaboration with Gallery curator Rosa Robinson and owner Kenneth Pushkin (and it should be noted that it was a real privilege to work with both).

The co-winners of the Prize, Film School student artists Chelsey Danielsen and Keith Ryan Riggs, were publicly announced at the end of October 2013 (you’ll find yours truly quoted inside the linked press release).

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