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The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe is pleased to announce an exciting line up of spring public programs, April 21 – July 9, 2017
Cryin’ Out Loud is a juried exhibition that examines the role of women and femmes’ voices as expressed in art about politics, activism, and emotion. Considering both the metaphoric and literal voice, Cryin’ Out Loud explores and celebrates the use of art as a form of speaking up and out. A large group exhibition of works by selected artists will take place in CCA's Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery.
The CCA has pulled together an exciting schedule of programs to respond to the artworks and themes of Cryin' Out Loud. 
Public Programs:
Opening Reception
Friday, April 21 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-8pm // Free
Celebrate the opening of Cryin' Out Loud and Lenscratch with food, drinks, and a special performance by artists from the exhibition. 
Art Talk: Micol Hebron 
Saturday, April 22 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 12:30-3pm // Free

During an in-depth walk-through of the exhibition, Cryin' Out Loud, juror, Micol Hebron will discuss her curatorial process and philosophy; the themes and styles of the works in the show and how they are indicative of some of the conversations that artists are fostering with their art and activism in the world today.

Cryin' Out Loud: An Evening of Poetry and Performance 

Saturday, May 6 // 6-7:30pm // $10-$25 sliding scale tickets

Join us for an evening of poetry and performance by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Jessica Helen Lopez, Eva Crespin, and Brandy Montaño. These four powerful female and gender non-conforming voices speak up loudly to challenge systems of oppression through words of passion, politics, revolution, and love.  

Santa Fe Zine Fest

Saturday, May 20 // The Living Room Gallery // 11am-5pm // Free

Santa Fe Zine Fest is a zinester's dream come true, and it’s also a perfect introduction to the world of small publishing for those tired of the mainstream press. 

Movement and Meditation Workshop with szalt dance co.

Thursday, June 8 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-7:30pm // $10-$25 sliding scale tickets

Get your mind and body moving for a two hour workshop with szalt dance company. 

Performance: Marshmallow Sea with szalt dance co.

Saturday, June 10 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-7:30pm // $20

Please join the CCA for a riveting evening of movement and performance with szalt dance co. within the Cryin' Out Loud exhibition. Marshmallow Sea dives beyond linear narrative and submits to dream logic, physical and psychological "exits", and the natural conservation of sensational memory. 

Women's Documentary Shorts Series: Portraits from the Shorelines of Peru
Saturday, June 17 // The Living Room Gallery // 6-7:30pm // Free
The Peruvian coast is abundant, yet the division of gender roles assigns the men to labor at sea while the women fill the void on land. In this collection of 4 short documentaries, we witness the resolve of women who transform fears into strengths and redefine their worth. 
Performance: Taos Opera Institute’s Cantos de Taos Quartet 
Saturday, June 22 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 5:30-7pm // Free
The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe is pleased to present a free classical concert featuring the Taos Opera Institute’s Cantos de Taos Quartet. “Partnering for a second year with a recognized, broad-based cultural institution like the CCA is extremely exciting for us” said Mary Jane Johnson, co-founder and Artistic Director of the Institute and longtime soprano with the Santa Fe Opera. “Santa Fe has such a deep appreciation of the arts and we’re thrilled to bring the sounds of our Cantos de Taos Quartet to the Center.  These artists represent the future of opera.

Performance: New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble

Friday, July 7 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-7:30pm // $20

The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble Collective is pleased to present a program of music and performance art coinciding with the Cryin’ Out Loud exhibit on women and femmes artists and activism. The program will include music by Pauline Oliveros, text by Alejandra Pizarnik, performance art by Alison Knowles, and more.