Please join us for a HAPPENING this Wednesday, November 2nd, at 6pm for SFAI Open Studios, 7th Wave Community Singers and a special installation/interaction titled: ARK200 with SFAI Artist-In-Residence: Dilara Akay.
You are invited to visit “Water Rights” resident artists’ studios and to participate in a singing circle led by 7th Wave Community Singers!
Santa Fe Art Institute is a hub for creative engagement and social change. SFAI cultivates creative practices that engage diverse communities and address the most pressing social issues of our time.
***SFAI is located next to T-64 and shares campus with Santa Fe University of Art and Design***
7th Wave Community Singers:
Amy Lindquist is a social artist who uses singing, poetry, and movement as a way to bring people together. A 18-year Santa Fe public and private school teaching veteran, she was on the vocal faculty at SantaFe University of Art & Design’s Contemporary Music Program. She currently co-leads the 7th Wave Community Singers, and is a member of the Sticky Live Funk Collective.
Angela Gabriel has dedicated her life to empowering others through music. An active musician and teacher in Santa Fe, she plays percussion with many of New Mexico’s classical, operatic, chamber, choral, theater, dance & world-music ensembles. She is currently contributing faculty of the Santa Fe University of Art & Design’s Department of Contemporary Music and is the pianist for the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. She is also the drummer, vocalist & co-writer/arranger for the original global rock power trio Hidden Whale, and is a member of the Sticky Live Funk Collective.
Dilara Akay is an artist and activist living and working in Istanbul. Her sculptures that consist of forms and/or formats extends her concepts and opinions on women emancipation, imposed gender identities, forms of political dominance on individual and social life, on manipulation of tradition and Modernism. Her works reflect her experience of finding her inner forces for social commitment as well as convey an energy to convince people to associate their experience with her work. She is the founder director of an art platform HAYAKA ARTI since 2005. She supports NGO’s and their missions with her works: Creative Commons with interfacegallery.com(2009-on going); Right to Water Campaign (2013-on going); Beslan Mothers in ALANICA Symposium/NorthOssetia (2013); ÇATOM (UNDP) in Mardin Biennial/Turkey (2014-2015); and LGBTI Istanbul with ‘Civil Ceremony’ happening (2014). She is an Ambassador of Terzo Paradiso project of Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittedellarte since 2014.