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.

San Juan College Cosmetology program

Do you enjoy being creative and working with people?  If so, today could be the start of a beautiful career through the San Juan College Cosmetology program.

The San Juan College Cosmetology program can provide training for you in a career as a cosmetologist or barber.

“We pride ourselves on educating and offering quality “real life” hands-on career training in Cosmetology, Barbering, as well as nail technology and esthetics,” said Debra Simonson, San Juan College Cosmetology Coordinator.  “Our tuition is affordable and our instructors are dedicated to students’ success.”

Students learn skills that can lead to exciting careers owning your own salon or working in the entertainment industry.  Students use current professional products, salon, and spa equipment in a functioning salon environment.

The program is designed to prepare students for New Mexico licensure and entry-level employment.

Call 505-566-HAIR today to schedule an interview for the fall 2017 Semester, or go to sanjuancollege.edu/HAIR.

Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners present an exhibit titled Plein Air Here and There

Experience some of the richest landscape paintings throughout the area when the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners present an exhibit titled Plein Air Here and There.  The exhibit will be displayed May 5 – 26, at the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery.

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

Plein Air Here and There will feature paintings from various artists of the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners. The term “Plein Air” is used to refer to painting done outside on location instead of in the studio. Painting done outdoors allows for direct observation in capturing light, shadow and color, as well as the challenges of nature. Paint excursions of the Plein Air Painters lead here, to various park locations in the Southwest such as Mesa Verde, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly National Monument.  As well as there, to locations as far as the Bahamas.

The Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners group joins together to foster a congenial and helpful atmosphere among plein air painters, which will improve and hone painting skills, help each member realize his/her potential as an artist, and thereby heighten the enjoyment of the craft, and depict and promote the beauty of the Four Corners region.

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.

Silhouette Series present an evening of music with the SJC Big Band/Rock Combo

Enjoy an evening of music when the San Juan College Big Band/Rock Combo performs on Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall, as part of the San Juan College Silhouette Series.

The San Juan College Big Band, directed by Delbert Anderson, will perform a variety of selections including Revenge of the Chili Pepper composed by Doug Beach and George Shutack and Work Song arranged by Geoff Keezer. The evening will include a saxophone feature with eight saxophonists. Alexandria Holiday will be a featured vocalist.

The San Juan College Rock Combo, directed by Dr. Teun Fetz, will play Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival; Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet; Somebody Fix Me by Grace Potter; Fragments of Time by Daft Punk and One Way or Another by Blondie.

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 I Am Not Your Negro

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents I Am Not Your Negro, Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.”  The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

This film is rated PG-13 for violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity.

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.