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Tilt Podcast / Episode 12

Walking Midtown

Walking Midtown explores the liminality of edges and perimeters – the physical realities and poetical possibilities of the Midtown Site where the Santa Fe Art Institute is located. How does containment – walls, fences, dry acequias, and roads – create different barriers or opportunities? The experiences of the perimeter are addressed in conversations with SFAI alumni Hakim Bellamy and Ehren Kee Natay, who walk the site with Tilt producer Kourtney Andar.

Launch Date

April 22, 2022

This episode is a part of a collaboration with Littleglobe, “Santa Fe Stories from the Inside Out,” a collection of Littleglobe TV (LGTV) episodes and SFAI Tilt podcasts that bring to the surface the histories and experiences of the people who make Santa Fe a diverse, creative place to live and work. 

This program is made possible in part with the support from the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department and the 1% Lodgers Tax.

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Podcast Guests

Hakim Bellamy

Before being tapped by Mayor Keller to serve as the Deputy Director of the Department of Arts & Culture, Hakim Bellamy was the Inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Albuquerque (2012-2014). Bellamy is a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellow, a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow, an Academy for the Love of Learning Leonard Bernstein Fellow, Western States Arts Alliance Launchpad Fellow, Santa Fe Arts Institute Food Justice Fellow, New Mexico Strategic Leadership Institute alum and Citizen University Civic Seminary Fellow. In 2012 he published his first collection of poetry, SWEAR< (West End Press/University of New Mexico Press), and it landed him the Working Class Studies Tillie Olsen Award for Literature in 2012. His latest titleCommissions y Corridos (UNM Press) published in 2022 is his seventh book. With an M.A. in Communications from the University of New Mexico (UNM), Bellamy has held adjunct faculty positions at UNM and the Institute of American Indian Arts. Bellamy has shared his work, in person, in at least five countries and continues to use his art to change his communities.

Ehren Kee Natay

Ehren Kee Natay (Kewa Pueblo, Diné) is a multimedia artist residing in his hometown of Santa Fe, NM. He is primarily a musician and has 25 + years of experience playing drums and percussion as a live performer and a composer for TV and film.  He is also an accomplished painter, sculptor, and silversmith and has several of his works in collection at five New Mexico Heritage Museums and at the Indian Arts Research Center. He has held exhibitions both nationally and internationally through galleries, museums, public installations, and site-specific theatrical performances. His current work further infuses his musical craft with visual aesthetics via live-performance and new media technologies. He continues to impact the youth as an arts educator in New Mexico public schools and maintains connection to his community through story-telling.

Podcast Hosts

Kourtney Andar, SFAI Works Manager

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM
Favorite Season: Autumn
Mountain, Desert, Forest, or River? Forest
Regular Watering Hole: Violet Crown
Red or Green? Definitely red.