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July 2019

note G: Live Performance by New Mexico Dance Project

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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$10 – $25

Erik Sampson and Scarlett Wynne, of the husband-and-wife team behind The New Mexico Dance Project, perform a dance work exploring the relationship between artificial and organic capacity. “note G” happens in tandem with form & concept’s Beyond Punch Cards exhibition, which offers unexpected perspectives on the links between technology and textiles. Wynne and Sampson perform the 15-minute dance twice, with a special video installation projected after each performance and an artist Q&A rounding out the evening.

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Meet the Maestro: John Miller

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“A piece of artwork is a self-portrait,” says glass artist John Miller. “It reflects who you are.” Miller came of age eating burgers, hot dogs, and fries at traditional train car diners. He sketched the first work in his famous Blue Plate Special series—glass crinkle cut fries the size of your arm—in a diner in the mid-2000s. Since then, the series has expanded to include a full menu of traditional American grub. “My work is about control and proportion as…

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Six Years Smitten

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“It started with a community of makers who wanted to create in a radical new way,” says Marissa Saneholtz, one of the co-founders of the Smitten Forum. Every year since 2014, Marissa Saneholtz and Sara Brown have invited a new group of jewelers and metalsmiths to work side-by-side in a communal studio for a week. Over six years, the forum expanded in numbers and geographic area to encompass over 70 artists in several states. Call it a mobile artist colony,…

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Buckle Expo

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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"I like challenging perceptions of an object, or how we create hierarchies of format,” says metalsmith Bryan Petersen. Art is constantly in flux—different mediums fall in and out of favor, dropping and adding qualifiers like “wearable” or “sculptural.” While earrings, necklaces, and brooches have ascended to artwork status, the belt buckle has been largely overlooked. In response, Petersen founded the World Champion Belt Buckle Competition. Since its founding in 2012, the competition has sought to upend outdated stereotypes. Utilizing the…

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Andrew Connors: History of Adornment

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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To kick off The Bench: Southwest Makers Symposium, Andrew Connors leads a special public presentation on the history of adornment in New Mexico. A Southwest native, Connors studied Art History and Architecture at Yale University. He went on to serve as a curator at several national museums. After being appointed as director of Albuquerque Museum, Connors has curated several stunning exhibitions, including American Jewelry from New Mexico. The exhibition showcased over 300 wearable artworks from prehistory to the present. Metalsmith…

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Artist Talk: Six Years Smitten

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Six Years Smitten reunites a dynamic range of artists, with over 70 participants in a cumulative exhibition of wearable artworks. This will be the first long-term exhibition of Smitten Forum participants, and will also reunite several members of this remarkable community. Every year since 2014, Marissa Saneholtz and Sara Brown have invited a new group of jewelers and metalsmiths to work side-by-side in a communal studio for a week. Over six years, the forum expanded in numbers and geographic area…

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