SJC Fine Arts Committee Invitational Featuring Maria Kompare and Sarah Tefanov

The San Juan College Fine Arts Committee Invitational featuring Maria Kompare and Sarah Tefanov will showcase an array of art in an exhibit titled Subject to Change: Earth and Body, at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, September 29 to October 20.

An opening reception will be held Friday, September 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.

Sarah Tefanov and Maria Kompare collaborated to share many stories of life, climate change, as well as transformations in their individual artistic styles. The result is Subject to Change: Earth and Body.

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 Pop Aye

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Pop Aye, Friday, September 22, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

They say the journey is often more meaningful than the destination, but both prove moving in Pop Aye.  On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok.  Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together, only to discover the truth about himself. 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 505-566-3430.

San Juan County Homeless Stand Down Event

Hope for Heroes in the Shadows is the theme of the 2017 San Juan County Homeless Stand Down event, which will be held Friday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at San Juan College’s Health and Human Performance Center.   Donations and support are being requested to help bring those who sacrificed for our freedoms back into the main stream of society. The purpose of the event is to serve homeless veterans with a wide range of support services that will provide basic needs such as personal hygiene, warm meals, and basic medical attention. All monetary donations as well as personal items are appreciated.

The 2017 team of sponsors include the San Juan College Foundation; NM Department of Veterans Service; NM Workforce Connection; Veterans Administration; PMS Veteran and Family Support Services; area veteran organizations; San Juan County, the cities of Aztec, Bloomfield and Shiprock; the City of Farmington Community Relations Committee; The Navajo Nation; and several faith based organizations.

For more information or to provide donations or support for this year’s Stand Down event, contact Beverly Charley, San Juan County Veterans Service Officer, at 505-635-3440; or Brad Maxwell, San Juan College Rural Veterans Program Coordinator, at 505-566-3967.

San Juan College campus will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday

The San Juan College campus will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday, Saturday, September 2, through Monday, September 4.

There will be no classes or activities scheduled, and all offices will be closed.  This includes the main campus, as well as the East Campus in Aztec, West Campus in Kirtland, and all satellite locations.

The Health and Human Performance Center will be open Saturday, September 2 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular San Juan College hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Friday, October 13, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history features some of the greatest music stars of our time. It tells the story of a profound missing chapter in the history of American music – the Indigenous influence.  Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others.  Rumble shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. 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 505-566-3430.

Broadening Horizons Lecture Series presents special lecture by Madison Steiner

The Citizens Bank Broadening Horizons Lecture Series at San Juan College presents a special lecture by Madison Steiner, creator of Peach’s Neet Feet, Thursday, October 5, at 7 p.m., at the San Juan College Little Theatre.

Join us for an enlightening discussion with Madison Steiner, the creator of Peach’s Neet Feet, which brings joy to the lives of children who have experienced great hardships in the form of chronic illness and disability. Steiner also will discuss her nationwide Hustle Kindness movement, encouraging people to perform random acts of kindness.

The Citizens Bank Broadening Horizons Lecture Series includes local authors, faculty and guest speakers on a wide range of interesting topics, and is sponsored by Citizens Bank, the San Juan College Foundation and KSJE Radio. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For information on the Citizens Bank Broadening Horizons Lecture Series, contact the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

Silhouette Series presents the Fall Masterworks Concert

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m., when the San Juan College Silhouette Series presents the annual Fall Masterworks Concert, in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall.

Witness the harmony and combination of the San Juan College Orchestra and Choir, as they collaborate for a Masterworks performance. The San Juan College Orchestra is directed by Dr. Teun Fetz, and the SJC Concert Choir and Community Masterworks Chorale are directed by Linda Edwards.

Don’t miss this performance. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors; and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For tickets or further information, call the San Juan College Box Office at 505-566-3430.

SJC Theatre department presents a Reader’s Theatre Performance of Lobster Alice

Experience the masterful art of playwriting in an intimate setting when the San Juan College Theatre department presents a Reader’s Theatre Performance of Lobster Alice, Saturday, September 30, at 7 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre.

Alice Horowitz, a coffee-bearing secretary wants life to be interesting. John Finch, an animator at work on Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, wants Alice. When the great and outrageous Salvador Dali arrives at the studio to work on a short animated film, life becomes more curious. Dali scandalizes the conservative Finch; Alice, coffee-bearing secretary, becomes Alice girl in a rabbit hole; and Finch and Alice both experience the surreal impulses of the human heart.

Readers Theatre staging is minimal and actors present a rehearsed, dramatic experience that pays particular attention to the deeper themes, style, cadence and pros of the text. It differs from a full-scale production, in that its purpose is to provide its audience with an auditory experience of the writer’s unique voice, cadence, tempo and use of language. There is a short break after the play ends, and the audience is invited back to attend a discussion of the play’s deeper meanings, themes and overall impact.

Donations are taken at the door.  For information about this unique theatre experience, call the San Juan College Box Office or visit sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette.

Silhouette Series presents TAIKOPROJECT All-Stars

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 29, at 7 p.m., when the San Juan College Silhouette Series presents TAIKOPROJECT All-Stars, in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall.

TAIKOPROJECT All-Stars was founded in 2000 in Los Angeles, California, by a group of emerging Taiko drummers. They sought to create a truly American style of Taiko, blending traditional forms with an innovative fresh aesthetic approach to the Japanese drum. Since that time, the company has garnered critical acclaim worldwide.

Don’t miss this performance. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for students, $18 for seniors and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For tickets or further information, call the San Juan College Box Office at 505-566-3430.

Silhouette Series presents a Children’s Theatre production of Thousand Cranes

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 24, at 2 p.m., when the San Juan College Silhouette Series presents a Children’s Theatre production of Thousand Cranes, in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Center.

Thousand Cranes presents the true and poignant story of Sadako Saski, who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the small city of Hiroshima. Twelve years later, Sadako discovers that she has leukemia, an effect of the bombing. Her friend suggests that if a sick person folds a thousand origami cranes, the gods will grant her wish to make her healthy. Sadako folds hundreds of beautiful, colorful paper cranes and calls to the spirit of her grandmother. As if in a dream, Sadako folds a giant crane that comes to life and flies them to the mountain of her ancestors. She died on October 25, 1955.  In 1958 a statue was unveiled in Hiroshima Peace Park in her honor. Each year on August 6, the anniversary of the bombing, thousands of people bring paper cranes to adorn the statue.

Don’t miss this performance. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 seniors and students; and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For tickets or further information, call the San Juan College Box Office at 505-566-3430.