Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Landfill Harmonic

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Landfill Harmonic, Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

The world generates about a billion tons of garbage a year. Those who live with it and from it are poor, like the people of Cateura, Paraguay.  And here they are transforming it into beauty. This documentary follows the Orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of trash into music around the world. Follow the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum that out of necessity started creating instruments entirely out of garbage. This film is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times, poverty and waste pollution.

This film is not rated.

The Farmington Cinematheque Series is sponsored by the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center, the San Juan College Library and KSJE Radio.  It features documentaries and independent films not released on a national level.

Tickets are $5, and are available at the San Juan College Box Office. For further information, call the Box Office at 566-3430.

Chris Cook exhibit titled, Hidden Treasurers

Chris Cook will showcase an array of pastel art in an exhibit titled, Hidden Treasurers, August 4 – 25, at the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery.

A closing reception will be held Friday, August 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Light is everything. It is elusive and can transform an ordinary landscape or figure into something magical. No other medium captures the vibrancy and intensity of light and color in the same way as pastel. For this, and many other reasons, Cook loves the power of pastel.

The Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events, contact the Art Gallery at 505-566-3464.

Cinematheque Series presents The Zoo Keepers Wife

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents The Zoo Keepers Wife, Friday, July 7, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

The real-life story of a working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II.  In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh of The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck.  To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

This film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.

The Farmington Cinematheque Series is sponsored by the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center, the San Juan College Library and KSJE Radio.  It features documentaries and independent films not released on a national level.

Tickets are $5, and are available at the San Juan College Box Office. For further information, call the Box Office at 566-3430.

Summer Family Movie Night presents Beauty and the Beast

The San Juan College Student Activities office will present a series of movies under the stars this summer.  The 2017, live action, Beauty & the Beast will be shown on Friday, June 16 at sunset (approximately 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.) on the Henderson Fine Arts Center lawn.

Experience the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff, and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince that hides on the inside.  The cast includes Josh Gad, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Emma Thompson.

Don’t miss this family favorite.  The film is rated PG for some action, violence, peril and frightening images.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and refreshments.  In case of bad weather the movie will be moved into the Henderson Performance Hall.

For further information, call the Student Activities Office at 566-3403.

Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery presents Michael Bulloch exhibit titled, I Dream in Color

Michael Bulloch will showcase an array of art in an exhibit titled, I Dream in Color, June 2 – 23, at the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery.

An opening reception will be held Friday, June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Farmington native, Michael Bulloch was born into an artistic family.  His mother Sharon Furman Bulloch is a watercolorist and his grandmother Lola Furman was an accomplished New Mexico artist as well as the head of the art department at San Juan College. Bulloch has worked to promote the Four Corners as an art destination. He has been the co-founder of several fine art exhibitions in Farmington and has been an active board member of the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council since 2000, serving as Vice President during the 2005-2006 fiscal year. In 2011, he co-founded Handmade: A Guide to the Arts in the Four Corners. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the Chairman of the San Juan College Fine Arts Committee. In addition to his work to promote the arts in the Four Corners, he is the Downtown Coordinator for the City of Farmington. He also teaches graphic design and watercolor at San Juan College.

“As a painter I have an insatiable curiosity about life, art and the creative process,” says Bulloch. “I try to paint the beauty that’s in the world around me. Though I might exaggerate the color I see, it is only because I see the promise of that color and want to share it. My hope is when people look at my work they think, “That’s where I want to be.”  I want to feel peaceful and happy when they see my work – I want to awaken their senses and take them to a magical place, their dreams.”

The Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events, contact the Art Gallery at 505-566-3464.

Chautauqua Performance, Footsteps to Freedom: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

Experience history coming to life when Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley brings to life, Footsteps to Freedom: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights, Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

This program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement through the lives of two powerful women: Rosa Parks, the African American seamstress who refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus; and Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta was the phenomenal “force behind the throne” who never faltered in her dedication.

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley is a popular vocalist, having appeared at numerous community, church, and jazz events. She is also a popular story-teller who has performed at many venues as Lena Horne, Billie Holiday and many other individuals.

The Chautauqua performances are free and sponsored by the San Juan College Foundation, the New Mexico Humanities Council, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, San Juan College Encore Program and KSJE 90.9 FM.

For further information, contact the San Juan College Box Office, at 566-3430.

KSJE Zero Mile Fun Run

San Juan College radio station KSJE 90.9FM is holding their inaugural Zero Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the Learning Commons Plaza at San Juan College. This event is a fund raiser for the radio station, which has been gaining support under a new listener-supported business model approved by the San Juan College Board of Trustees in 2016.

“There will be a run, but it’s zero miles.” said KSJE General Manager Scott Michlin. “It’s exactly like it sounds.”

“People may think it’s a joke, but we’re serious,” added KSJE Advisory Board President Jenny Lee Ryan.

“This is a fundraiser for KSJE, but also a celebration of the station’s growing financial stability,” Michlin said.

In addition to the run, there will be live music, activities for all ages, and food for purchase courtesy of Mary’s Kitchen at San Juan College.  The $25 registration includes a free Zero Mile Fun Run student-designed t-shirt and access to the event.  Pre-registration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. The race will begin at 11 a.m. and end promptly at 11:05 a.m. (Remember, it’s Zero Miles!).

Register online at www.KSJE.com/funrun  before May 12, 2017.

Cinematheque Series presents The Founder

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents The Founder, Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

The unlikely true story of a 52 year old travelling salesman with withering prospects who stumbled upon a burger stand in the middle of nowhere and turned it into the global empire we know today as McDonald’s.

This film is rated PG-13.

The Farmington Cinematheque Series is sponsored by the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center, the San Juan College Library and KSJE Radio.  It features documentaries and independent films not released on a national level.

Tickets are $5, and are available at the San Juan College Box Office. For further information, call the Box Office at 566-3430.

SJC Symphonic Band performs Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of music when the San Juan College Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Teun Fetz, performs its final concert of the spring semester on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall.

The band will feature a trumpet trio of Delbert Anderson, Mick Hesse, and Scott Silverman playing a trumpet feature titled, Roller Coaster, with the band in accompaniment. The band will perform Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed, Heaven’s Light and the powerful Pilatus Mountain of Dragons by Steven Reineke.  A percussion ensemble feature titled Escape Artist, Rain by Brian Balmages, The Rakes of Mallow by Leroy Anderson, Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Screamers March by Douglas Wagner, and Whispering Tree by George Farmer.  Don’t miss this event!

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For further information or to purchase tickets in person, contact the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

Cinematheque Series presents Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

From the brilliant mind of Oscar®-nominated Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) comes his newest investigation: a playful and at times chilling chronicle of the virtual world, from its origins to its outermost reaches.  Herzog explores the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations like the Amazon, Sahara, South Pole and Australian outback. Beginning with the fathers of internet technology, Herzog speaks to everyone from Elon Musk of SpaceX, and cutting edge engineers and hackers, to hermits who fear radiation from cell phone towers, victims of cyber bullying, and beyond. Herzog touches upon every facet of virtual life, and posits how it might change the way future generations connect.

This film is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements.

The Farmington Cinematheque Series is sponsored by the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center, the San Juan College Library and KSJE Radio.  It features documentaries and independent films not released on a national level.

Tickets are $5, and are only available at the door. For further information, call the Box Office at 566-3430.