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Re-Centering Santa Fe Event Series

At the Heart of Oga Po’geh

In response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s most recent public health order limiting mass gatherings to five people, as well as recent events at the Santa Fe Plaza that demonstrate the need for reconciliation and healing, SFAI is altering our first Re-Centering Santa Fe event on October 24: At the Heart of Oga Po’geh.
This was originally intended to be a public mural painting event and will now become a series of activations that visualize the deep querencia of Santa Fe.

From now through Thanksgiving, as we reflect on what an equitable city and Midtown can be, SFAI’s 2020 Story Maps Fellows Diego Medina and Christian Gering will stage a series of private mural painting gatherings as spaces for deepening needed dialogues with our city’s youth, artists, social justice advocates, and Indigenous-led organizations about the past, present, and future of Oga Po’geh.

The completion of the mural in late November will culminate in the release of a podcast series on the theme of truth and reconciliation and next steps for our community.

Re-Centering Santa Fe is presented by the Culture Connects Midtown Project. To learn more visit cultureconnects.site.

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We will reach out to invite anyone who has already registered for the event to participate in these private gatherings. We will also invite the public to view these conversations and the progression of our on-site mural through video documentation and social media.

Digital copies of the fellows’ coloring book remain available for download below and on the cultureconnects.site. Print versions will be distributed to local partners and schools or made available by pick up on designated days.

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As SFAI navigates these uncertain times, we face new fiscal challenges. We are seeking support for this programming and ongoing operational costs — a portion of these donations will go to participating artists.

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