Highlights from the Week of August 2, 2021
There's a lot going on in the City Different!
New City Poet and Historian
We have a new Poet Laureate – Darryl Lorenzo Washington – and a new City Historian – Valerie Rangel – to promote Santa Fe's distinctive contributions to the humanities. Both of these highly credentialed experts will serve two-year terms and conduct public presentations. Their $5,000 annual honoraria are paid by the Arts and Culture Department, and their positions are unrelated to the CHART Process. Learn more about Mr. Wellington here, and Ms. Rangel here.
Encore! Opera in the Park
This week's screenings of Opera in the Park will be followed by two more on Sunday, August 8th (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Monday the 9th (The Marriage of Figaro), both at 4 p.m. Presented by the Santa Fe Opera, sponsored by the City, and hosted by the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club, the screenings take place at Villa Linda Park near Santa Fe Place Mall. Bring a picnic, spread out on the grass, and enjoy the show! Find out more here.
Keep Santa Fe Beautiful
Gets Grant Funding
Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, a non-profit that partners with the City, just received $25,000 in funding from the New Mexico Tourism Department’s “Clean and Beautiful”Grant program for environmental/beautification projects. The funding is for two projects: a pilot “Neighborhood Tree Giveaway” program, and construction and installation of a pollinator garden with an interpretive sign and bee sculpture. Learn more here.
An Artistic Afternoon
Join local Santa Fe artists Yvette Serrano and Hernan Gomez Chavez as they showcase their artwork Querencia, which was inspired by the mobile homes of their childhoods. New Mexico Poet Laureate Levi Romero will read at this event, which will take place at the Southside Library tomorrow, August 7, from noon to 3 p.m. 
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