Throwing it Out There
Paseo Pottery kicks off online demo, donations series
In April of 2019, we spoke with Paseo Pottery founder Angela Kirkman about why she'd want to turn her love of slangin' clay into a full-on charitable venture considering she was so good at ceramics that she could surely be making the big bucks. In a nutshell, Kirkman offers classes taught by herself and a number of volunteers year-round and allows customers to vote on their favorite nonprofit organizations. At the end of the fiscal year, votes are tallied, taxes are done and any net profits go to the fan-favorite causes. But why?
"I already have a job that pays for all my expenses," Kirkman said at the time, simply, about why all proceeds go out the door. With 2019's winners turning into a three-way tie between New Energy Economy, Tewa Women United and CASA First, Kirkman is at last able to hand over the bucks. She'll do so during a Facebook Live event this Friday.
"It'll be a 30-minute class and we'll be giving our donation to Casa First—$2,000," Kirkman tells SFR. "The other part is going to be trying to inspire people to add to the donations, so there will be a link where they can donate to CASA First directly."
The organization advocates for foster children in the community, and its Executive Director Annie Rasquin will be on hand for the Facebook Live event, learning to slang some clay of her own. In addition to the check provided by Kirkman, Paseo Pottery also plans to donate 20% of its online gallery sales all day Friday.
"It'll be a bit of a demo since people probably don't have a [pottery] wheel at home," Kirkman adds, though points out that if one does have a wheel at home, they're certainly able to join in. Similar events for Tewa Women United and New Energy Economy are planned for next month, and Kirkman says that Paseo Pottery always accepts donations for their selected charities.
"People have been really generous in what they donate," she says. "People's life situations have changed, but we're hoping to build back up." (Alex De Vore)
Paseo Pottery Virtual Pottery/Benefit:
5 pm Friday, July 24. Free.
Jet Set Radio
If you or your parents were around in the 1960s and 1970s, surely you know that the period was a pretty major time of cultural change across the globe. And lord knows there's no shortage of documentaries focused on the things that happened in that particular era—but we've got a good one for you. Or maybe we should say the Jean Cocteau Cinema has a good one for you. Enter WBCN and the American Revolution, a 2019 documentary from filmmaker Bill Lichtenstein about the rise and fall of Boston's WBCN-FM radio station and the intersection of rock 'n' roll, politics and pop culture that used it like a conduit to the people. You'll learn, you'll support a local theater, you'll probably rock. (ADV)
WBCN and the American Revolution:
Get Movin’, Kids!
We're still not sure how the upcoming school year is going to pan out, but we do know that our friends with kids are all saying the same thing—if those little buggers don't burn off some of their energy soon, it's unclear how parents are going to survive with their sanity intact. Well, fret no more, chers parents, for the Santa Fe Children's Museum continues to have yer backs! Did you know about the Move for the Museum Challenge? If not, it officially started on the July 17 (sorry!) but runs through August 20, and its premise is simple: Get kids to move for 35 hours or 35 miles over a period of 35 days. Easy, right? The museum has even put teams together which folks can sponsor while they're getting their kids running or biking of kickballing. Sorry, kids, Minecraft doesn't count (even though we wish it did). (ADV)
Move for the Museum:
Anytime through August 20. Free, but you can sponsor teams.
We've made no secrets that we're big fans of artist Eliza Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo), and the same goes for the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian—and its Chief Curator Andrea Hanley (Diné). Thusly, when we heard there's to be a special virtual talk from the museum with Morse and Hanley in tow, we instantly thought, "Oh, dang, we should tell the readers!" Morse will debut her new mural "All Together. Making Our Way. Everyday." and she and Hanley will discuss her process, the piece and the general state of things. If ever there were a virtual thing to look out for that was made for art dorks, this is that thing. Tune in and get wise. Oh, and registration is required. (ADV)
The Curator's Circle: Eliza Naranjo Morse:
3 pm Wednesday July 29. Free.