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Jim Arndt

2017 Mayor's Arts Award Winners Announced

We too loved Lowrider Summer

August 29, 2017, 11:20 am
The city announced today what local arts and culture individuals and/or institutions will be honored at an October 27 event that highlights notable, uh, arts and culture individuals and/or institutions. Turns out these things are good for Santa Fe (locals and tourists alike) and create lots of jobs and generally make life worth living. 

And the winners are:

Dance champion and founding director/maestro Antonio Granjero brought Entreflamenco to Santa Fe all the way from Spain in 2011, and that was even after he'd been doing the do since 1998 over there! They now perform nearly 100 times per year.

SFR was obsessed when it went down and we're still obsessed today. A joint venture between the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art, Lowrider Summer hosted a cavalcade of events, spurred the new Lowrider Day tradition in May and even made people who don't care about cars care about cars.

George RR Martin
We're pretty sure he wrote some Twilight Zone episodes or something...?

The Kiowa novelist, essayist, poet and short story writer won a Pulitzer for 1968's House Made of Dawn. Just sayin'.

They have lots of O'Keeffe works, you know. And other stuff.

Sandy Zane
One of the fine people behind both Zane Bennett Contemporary and the always excellent form&concept, Zane has done more for arts in Santa Fe that almost anyone. 

Max Manzanares
Step aside, Max Manzanares' dad, David, who is also a musician—your teenage son is here to perform songs at Zozobra, Pancakes on the Plaza and beyond with his band, The Max Pack. We also hear he gets straght As in school, so ... Nice work, kid. 

Beyond that, we know the celebration takes place on Oct. 27 in the Sweeney Ballroom at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Tables of 10 run $750 and single tickets will set you back $75. For more info on all of the city's Arts Commission action, click here.


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