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STEMarts@The Paseo presents:
STEAM Frontiers: From New Mexico to the Edge of the Universe

Presentation of work and panel discussion for New Media New Mexico
Date: June 20, 2015 Saturday 1-3pm
Location: David Anthony Fine Art Gallery, 132 Kit Carson Road, Taos

A distinguished group of artists/educators in the expanding field of STEM education is collaborating on a Paseo Pop-up event entitled STEAM Frontiers: From New Mexico to the Edge of the Universe, to be held at David Anthony Fine Art (DAFA) on Saturday, June 20, 2015, starting at 1pm.  Through interactive demonstrations and discussion, artists Andrea Polli, Agnes Chavez, and Christina Sporrong will introduce a learning approach that crosses the frontier between formal and informal learning, expanding the typical curriculum to include design and creativity.

STEM (acronym for the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs nurture students to think critically and have an engineering approach towards real-world problems while building on their math and science base.  By incorporating Art into the model, students learn to tackle real-world problems with a more integrative approach, hence STEAM.

STEAM Frontiers is part of New Media New Mexico 2015, founded by Currents in Santa Fe, and will showcase programs developed by each of the panelists that have successfully and ingeniously merged art and science into a twenty-first century learning prototype. Polli, Director of the Social Media Workgroup, a research lab at UNM that investigates social and ecological impacts of media technology, will lead the panel and discuss her integrative projects with students and Americorps volunteers engaging STEAM at The Paseo.

Chavez, who is Associate Director of The Paseo and the founder of STEMarts Lab specializing in collaborative youth projects fusing new media art and science, will be presenting her latest project entitled Projecting Particles.  The artist will discuss outcomes of her physics-inspired projection art installation, which was invited to the 12th Havana Biennial, and her recent residency at CERN. Sporrong founded The Toolbox, a workspace for youth and adults that bridges new technologies with old world tools and shares it with the community of Taos. She along with her team member, Liz Neely, will share the latest news on Taos’ first Maker Space and how it will provide unique STEAM learning opportunities for the community.

Gallery owner David Mapes noted this is the first in a series of collaborative events that will be held with The Paseo at DAFA.  “This is a great occasion to showcase such esteemed artists and educators and to give the community the opportunity to learn about STEAM. I’m looking forward to hosting other such innovative programs.”

Things to do while visiting Taos

Pilar, New Mexico
On your way from Santa Fe to Taos take a beautiful side trip and drive along the Rio Grande deep within the Gorge.

San Francisco de  Assisi Mission Church, Rancho de Taos
The church was built between 1772 and 1816. It is located on the plaza in Ranchos de Taos, itself a historic district named Ranchos de Taos Plaza, about four miles southwest of the town of Taos, New Mexico.

Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo is the only LIVING Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to Northern New Mexico.

Historic Taos Plaza
Don Fernando de Taos Plaza was settled by the Spanish colonists more than 300 years ago and still retains its original shape.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
At 650 feet (200 m) above the Rio Grande, it is the fifth highest bridge in the United States. The span is 1,280 feet; two 300-foot-long approach spans with a 600-foot-long main center span

Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
The monument includes approximately 242,500 acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The landscape is comprised of rugged, wide open plains at an average elevation of 7,000 feet, dotted by volcanic cones, and cut by steep canyons with rivers tucked away in their depths. The Río Grande carves an 800 foot deep gorge through layers of volcanic basalt flows and ash. Among the volcanic cones in the Monument, Ute Mountain is the highest, reaching to 10,093 feet.

Harwood Museum of Art
In 1916, artists Burt and Elizabeth Harwood purchased a complex of buildings on Ledoux Street dating from the mid-1800s and remodeled them into a showcase of Pueblo Revival style. Perhaps its most famous gallery is the Agnes Martin Gallery that contains seven minimalist painting by the artist, donated to the museum shortly before her death in 2004.

Millicent Rogers Museum
Come face to face with more than a thousand years of Southwestern arts and cultures in the fourteen galleries of the Millicent Rogers Museum. Here you will see a wide range of objects including Native American jewelry, pottery, weavings, baskets as well as Hispanic folk art, blankets and so much more.

Taos Mesa Brewing
A microbrewery, restaurant & indoor/outdoor “brewclub” on the spectacular Taos Mesa. We feature hand-crafted beer on draught, wine, delicious homemade food, premier live music & the best mountain-view sunsets in Taos.

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