Friday, June 01, 2018

June 2018 Art Displays at the Santa Fe Public Library

Stop by and peruse our great art shows that will be on display during the month of June:

Main Library, Satin/Reichman Memorial Art Gallery: Dirk Wales, “Inspiration & Storytelling: Creating Children’s Books” (Prints).

Main Library Display Cases: Children’s Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock!, displays by Atlaya Elementary School and the SFPL Children’s Dept.

La Farge Branch Library: Children’s Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock!

Southside Branch Library: Peter Coleman, “Still @ it” (Oil paintings).

Family Movie Matinee: The Little Mermaid, Saturday, June 9th at Southside

Filmed in New Mexico, presented by film historian Jeff Berg, Saturday, June 16 at the Main Library

In recent years, New Mexico has seen a huge increase in the number of films and television shows that have helped bring a lot of revenue into the state.  Feature films such as 'Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot', where New Mexico 'stars' as Afghanistan and the very successful new Western, 'Hostiles', and of course 'Breaking Bad' have helped New Mexico become "Tamalewood".  

But how about in years past? Did the state see film productions prior to the current incentive program?  Definitely so, and New Mexico film historian/author, Jeff Berg, whose book 'New Mexico Filmmaking (Arcadia Press, 2015) covers the subject in great detail, will be at the Santa Fe Public Library’s Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) on Saturday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room to share a touch of the state's film history with you.

Using film clips from movies made in and around Santa Fe, including 1936's 'Texas Rangers', one of the first New Mexico made movies to be Oscar nominated, 'Fancy Pants', which stars Bob Hope in his only New Mexico 'appearance', and the unforgettable 'Lust in the Dust', with Tab Hunter and Divine, this FREE presentation will last about 90 minutes and includes live narration and is enhanced by audience participation. Afterwards, check out the Library’s display of DVDs filmed in New Mexico that you can check out and bring home with your library card!