Iris Haussler with students
Artist Iris Haussler talks with students about her work in the "More Real?" exhibition at SITE

SITE’s Zine Program provides a unique opportunity for students to work directly with SITE exhibitions and exhibition artists, engaging aspiring student artists to create handmade arts magazines that can be reproduced and distributed at SITE. The Zine Program is a three-part project in which SITE’s Director of Education & Outreach, Joanne Lefrak, visits the classroom to introduce the concepts behind SITE’s exhibition as well as, “zines,” handmade magazines that can be reproduced in a cost effective manner. Then the students visit SITE, for an in depth experience with the exhibition often having the opportunity to work closely with one of the artists in the show. The students then return to the classroom to create their zine. At the conclusion of the project, the zines are available to the public and distributed with SITE’s gallery guides and other printed materials.

Students from the New Mexico School for the Arts work on a project inspired by artist Sonja Alhaüser. This project was a collaboration between SITE and ARTsmart, and the zine created for this project is listed below!

 

Students working with artist Mary Temple:

2015

Institute of American Indian Arts: Projects Inspired by Dario Robleto

In September 2015, IAIA students in Brandee Caoba’s class met with artist Dario Robleto. His work was part of “SITE 20/20 SUMMER,” and the students created new works inspired by Robleto’s research methodology. This zine presents the students’ artwork and statements.

 

Santa Fe University of Art and Design: Projects inspired by Dario Robleto

In September 2015, SFUAD students in Joanne Lefrak’s class met with artist Dario Robleto. His work was part of “SITE 20/20 SUMMER,” and the students created new works inspired by Robleto’s research methodology. This zine presents the students’ artwork and statements.

 

SITE Zine: Spring 20/20
Santa Fe University of Art and Design student responses to SITE’s 20/20 Spring exhibition.

 

SITE Zine: Unsettled Landscapes: Acequia Madre Elementary School
6th grade students from Acequia Madre Elementary reflect on SITE’s Unsettled Landscapes exhibition.

 

SITE Zine: Marcel Pinas/Kukuu
Wood Gormley Elementary 3rd and 5th grade students’ contributions to a sculpture for SITE inspired by the kukuu sculptures of Marcel Pinas.

 

SITE Zine: Marcel Pinas/Kukuu
ARTSmart and New Mexico School for the Arts students’ contributions to a sculpture for SITE inspired by the kukuu sculptures of Marcel Pinas.

 

SITE Zine: Marcel Pinas/Kukuu
Santa Fe University of Art and Design students’ contributions to a sculpture for SITE inspired by the kukuu sculptures of Marcel Pinas.http://issuu.com/sitesantafe/docs/sitelab_6_sfuad_copy

2014

Unsettled Landscapes: Indian Red
“Unsettled Landscapes: Indian Red,” by students of Artist Jamison Chas Banks from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

(UN)PACKING
Fashion+1=ART, A designer’s survival guide to the art world by Pearl Academy, Santa Fe University of Art and Design instructor Linda Swanson, and partners SITE Santa Fe & the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

SITE Zine: Santa Fe Youth Development Program Responds to “Feast”
Inspired by Axle Contemporary’s “The Royal Breadshow”, as part of Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, residents of the Youth Development Program created clay figurines similar to the ones displayed in the exhibition.

SITE Zine: Turquoise Trail 6th Grade Breakfast
The 6th grade students at Turquoise Trail Charter School created bowls, ate breakfast, and discussed their ideas together. This project was inspired by multiple works in Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.

SITE Zine: NMSA Students Respond to “Feast” Artist Sonja Alhauser
New Mexico School For the Arts students respond to Sonja Alhauser, an artist in, “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art,” by creating their own, “recipe paintings,” with watercolor.

SITE Zine: TEP Students Respond to “Feast” Artist
Students from the Transitional Education Program create their own watercolor recipes in response to Sonja Alhauser’s “Flying Feast.”

SITE Zine: 5th Grade Students respond to “Feast” Artist
Students from Amy Biehl Community School respond to Sonja Alhauser’s, “Flying Feast,” by creating their own cookbook of watercolor recipes.

SITE Zine: Protest Signs by the Youth Development Program
Teens from the Santa Fe Youth Development Program paint their own protest signs with our SITE volunteers.

SITElab 4: Will Wilson with students from NMSA
Students from the New Mexico School for the Arts investigate the issue of New Mexican identity prompted by artist Will Wilson.

SITE Zine: Student Responses to “Next Nest”
6th grade students from Acequia Madre Elementary School respond to designLAB “Next Nest.”

SITE Zine: De Vargas Middle School Students Respond to “The Pearl”
“I Remember” is a zine of De Vargas Middle School ESL students reflections on their childhood as a response to Enrique Martínez Celaya’s “The Pearl.”

SITE Zine: De Vargas Middle School Students Thank Enrique Martínez Celaya
This zine was made by Cory Shapiro’s English as a second language class in appreciation of Celaya’s artwork and an interview the students had with him.

SITE Zine: Student Responses to “The Pearl”
6th grade Acequia Madre Elementary School students respond to Enrique Martinez Celaya’s, “The Pearl.”

2013

Freedom Through Arts & Education
SITE has been providing a weekly art program to the teens in the Santa Fe Youth Development Program since April 2013. Projects are inspired by SITE’s exhibitions and are often the same projects presented to local Santa Fe high school students. Here is a look at what the teens have worked on this year.

Free As Birds
Students from St. Michael’s High School in Sandra Dippolito’s class worked on a project inspired by Enrique Martinez Celaya’s exhibition, “The Pearl,” on view at SITE Santa Fe summer 2013. These paintings will be auctioned at the 2014 ARTfeast Gourmet Dinner on February 22, 2014, with funds going to support ARTsmart programs.

Piñata Project, Linda Mary Montano
SITE Zine by Santa Fe High School students in response to Linda Mary Montano’s, “Always Creative,” presented at SITE Santa Fe.

The Convergence Project: First Impressions: A Deeper Look at Youth
As part of The Convergence Project, students from Tierra Encantada Charter School and Santa Fe Prep partnered with the Story of Place Institute and other Santa Fe non-profits with the goal of getting more youth involved in the Santa Fe Railyard.

2012 and earlier

Timelapse
SITE Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Community College collaborate in response to the, “Time-Lapse” exhibition at SITE.

Agitated Histories