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Art and Culture News, May 2021 | Pasatiempo

Cornerstones hires director of external relations

Mary Madigan has been appointed director of external relations at Cornerstones, the Santa Fe-centered nonprofit that functions with communities to restore historic buildings. She came to Santa Fe in February 2020 as executive director of Santa Fe Professional Musica. Her placement was eradicated later that 12 months as portion of the company’s fiscal reaction to COVID-19.

“I produced my occupation in the music area, but my passions have often been various,” she instructed Pasatiempo. “I’ve often been drawn to earthy and historical locations. Perhaps it is for the reason that I grew up in an previous stone farmhouse. I’m fired up to provide Cornerstones by bringing my skills and encounter, together with my love for art and aesthetics, architecture, and exclusive cultures.”

Madigan has previously served as the executive director of Composers Now, a New York Metropolis-based group that advocates for and presents the tunes of dwelling composers, and the director of systems for Satisfy The Composer. She has also been the promotion manager for audio publisher Boosey & Hawkes and the normal supervisor of the Vermont Mozart Competition. — Mark Tiarks | For The New Mexican

The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division seeks public input on upcoming initiatives

In late 2020, the Historic Preservation Division chosen Sunmount Consulting, LLC, to aid in developing a Condition Historic Preservation Prepare for initiatives associated to diversity, environmental sustainability, and their financial reward to New Mexico. State residents are invited to weigh in via an on-line study becoming carried out through June 10. Accessibility the survey at nmhistoricpreservation.org/systems/state-program.html. Study responses will be applied in the development of a street map for historic preservation projects more than a 10-yr period. “This is our prospect to access out and have an understanding of how we might be able to much better serve the preservation desires for New Mexicans,” claimed Point out Historic Preservation Officer Jeff Pappas in a push launch from the Division of Cultural Affairs. The NMHPD manages all historic preservation things to do in New Mexico and operates to shield countless numbers of historic and archaeological sites across the point out. nmhistoricpreservation.org — Michael Abatemarco

The New Mexico State Library announces winners of Letters About Literature competition

The State Library’s yearly New Mexico Letters About Literature crafting contest invites young audience in grades 4 by means of 12 to generate a own letter to the writer of a e book they’ve go through that information how the book impacted their lives. Pupils are permitted to create letters in reaction to functions of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Writers contend at just one of 3 ranges: Degree I (grades 4 as a result of 6), Level II (grades 7 and 8), and Amount III (9 via 12). Cash prizes are awarded in each and every competitiveness amount. This year’s winners contain 6th-grade Albuquerque student Emma Deifel, who penned a letter to cartoonist and graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier about her e book Guts (Scholastic, 2019) 7th-grade Albuquerque pupil Piper Heffron, whose letter was composed to Margaret Gurevich, author of the sequence Chloe by Layout (Capstone) and 11th-quality Farmington university student Isabelle Workman, who wrote her letter to young adult fiction creator Jandy Nelson about the book I’ll Give You the Sun (Dial Guides, 2014). Visit lettersaboutliterature.nmculture.org to study the profitable entries. Almost 100 youthful viewers entered this year’s competitiveness, which is open up to enrolled and homeschooled pupils all around the point out. The panel for the final two judging rounds provided retired Museum of Global Folk Art Librarian Caroline Dechert Susan E. Beck, professor and head of access providers at the New Mexico Point out University Library in Las Cruces and Malcolm Alonzo, library services supervisor for the General public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo. nmculture.org — M.A.