Anthony Ortega
Associate Professor
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Regis University
aortega@regis.edu
303-458-4286
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Course Listings:

Intro to Drawing

Introduction to Painting

Advanced Painting

Painting Studio

Drawing Studio

Life Drawing

Chicanismo

Design Foundation

New Mexico Santo Tradition

Art and Culture

Diversity and Cultural Tradition: New Mexico Santo Tradition, RCC 400D
Themes in Art History: New Mexico Santos Tradition, FAHS 408J
The Arts in Catholic Tradition: New Mexico Santo Tradition, CAS 410

Monday and Wednesday 9:00 to 10:15 AM

Required Materials (available at the campus bookstore)

“Santos and Saints, The Religious Folk Art of Hispanic New Mexico” by Thomas J. Steele, S.J.

Or an electronic copy at: http://archive.org/details/santossaintsreli00thom

Readings:

Books on Reserve at Dayton Memorial Library:

  • “Tradiciones Nuevomeicanas, Hispano Arts and Culture of New Mexico” by Mary Montano
  • “The Regis Santos, Thirty Years of Collecting 1966-1996”, by Thomas J. Steele, S.J., Barbe Awalt & Paul Rhetts
  • “New Kingdom of the Saints, Religious Art of New Mexico 1780 -1907”, Larry Frank, Red Crane Books
  • “Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos In-between Worlds”, Claire Farago and Donna Pierce

Chapters/readings from the above books can also be found on the following link, http://ereserves.regis.edu/ares/

Regis Santo collection can be found with images of retables and bultos on the following link, http://libguides.regis.edu/santo

 CLASS SCHEDULE / READING ASSIGNMENTS

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/235288%7C235296/The-Milagro-Beanfield-War.html

Date

Lecture, power point, small  group presentation,  presenter or studio project

Readings and links

August 27

Introduction/syllabus

 First day presentation PDF

August 29

What is a Santo? What is a retablo/bulto?

New Mexico History in a Nut shell

http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/view/

Read, Chapter 1, Conquistadors y Pobladores: Historical Over view in “Tradiciones Nuevomexicanas/ Hispano Arts and Culture of New Mexico” in library reserve

http://ereserves.regis.edu/ares/ 

 

September 3

Labor day no class

 

September 5

 DVD on “Devoted to the Saints”

25 minute video, Link http://portal.knme.org/video/1482106008/

Read Chapter 2, Artes del Espiritu: Religious Arts in “Tradiciones Nuevomexicanas/ Hispano Arts and Culture of New Mexico” in library reserve http://ereserves.regis.edu/ares/

Lecture 2 PDF

September 10

Visit Regis Santo collection at the Dayton Memorial Library and presentation by Tom Riedel, Curator of the Regis Santo Collection, we will meet in room 310 in the library.

Read at Library reserve “The Regis Santos, Thirty Years of Collecting 1966 -1996”

http://ereserves.regis.edu/ares/

 

September 12

Holy Art, Holy Artist”

 Refection papers due on DVD "Devoted to the Saints" and  Tom Riedel, Regis Santo collection

Small group project- Charlie Carrillo

Read Chapter 1 in “Santos and Saints”

http://archive.org/details/santossaintsreli00thom

 

September 17

Cuentos by Lupe la Loca by Geraldine Lawson, Southwest story teller

Geraldine Lawson PDF

September 19

“Santo Space : Pre-Renaissance and Post-Renaissance”

 Reflection paper due on Lupe la Loca

Small group project- Jose Dolores Lopez (Unpainted santos)

Read Chapter 2 in “Santos and Saints”

http://archive.org/details/santossaintsreli00thom

September 24

The Holy Persons God, Virgin, Angels, Saints

 

Small group project- Gloria Lopez Cordova

Read Chapter 3 in “Santos and Saints”

http://archive.org/details/santossaintsreli00thom



September 26

Diego Martin, el vaquer, presentation by Angel Vigil

http://www.angelvigil.com/

 TED X front range talk https://www.bulbapp.com/u/angel-vigil-cuentista-mucho-macho-muchacho

October 1

“Bless Me Ultima”, DVD

 Reflection paper due on Angel Vigil

 Small group project-Marie Romero Cash

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bless-me-ultima-2012

 http://www.neabigread.org/books/blessmeultima/readers-guide/about-the-author/ 

October 3

"Bless Me Ultima, DVD" continue

 

October 8

“Old Saints in a New Land”

 Reflection paper due on “Bless Me Ultima”

 Land grants, Sangre de Cristo Land Grant, Community rights and access to the land 

Read Chapter 4 in “Santos and Saints”

http://archive.org/details/santossaintsreli00thom

 

October 10

“The Mirrors of the Holy Persons”

 

 

Read Chapter 5 in “Santos and Saints”

http://archive.org/details/santossaintsreli00thom

 

October 11

“Home: Contemporary Indiginous Artists, Respond” Dayton Memorial Library 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Melanie Yazzie artist/curator talk

Talk to the curator and have some refreshments

“Home: Contemporary Indiginous Artists, Respond". write up, PDF

 

http://www.glenngreengalleries.com/Artists/myazzie/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_Yazzie

October 15, Thursday

No class mid-semester break

 
October 17

Saints and Prayer” 

Refliction paper due on Melanie Yazzie

Small group project- Hermanos Penitentes

Small group project presentation Patrocino Barela

Read Chapter 6 in “Santos and Saints”http://archive.org/details/santossaintsreli00thom

 

October 22

Exam 1

 

October 24

Lorenzo Trujillo
recital hall

Bailes del Sur de Colorado and el Norte de Nuevo Mexico

Recital Hall

 Read Chapter 6, Bailes y Fandangos Social Dance in “Tradiciones Nuevomexicanas/ Hispano Arts and Culture of New Mexico” in library reserve http://ereserves.regis.edu/ares/ 

October 29

The Milagro Bean Field War

DVD


Reflection paper due on Lorenzo Trujillo, Bailes del Sur de Colorado
http://waterandsociety.leadr.msu.edu/water-films/the-milagro-beanfield-war/

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/235288%7C235296/The-Milagro-Beanfield-War.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Milagro_Beanfield_War

October 29, Monday evening

Lorenzo Trujillo lecture and performance

Pre concert lecture at 6:30 PM

Performance at 7:30 PM

Recital Hall

Link for tickets:
https://www.cvent.com/c/express/eeeda065-932f-4baf-b1ce-f0bbee78b859

http://www.lorenzotrujillo.com/home

 

http://www.lorenzotrujillo.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/COLife.283143052.PDF

 

Read Chapter 5, La Musica de la Gente:Secular and Religious Music in “Tradiciones Nuevomexicanas/ Hispano Arts and Culture of New Mexico” in library reserve

http://ereserves.regis.edu/ares/

October 31

The Milagro Bean Field War

DVD

Reflection paper due on Lorenzo Trujillo Concert

 

 

November 1, Thursday evening

Opening for Regis Santo

O'Sullivan Gallery

4:30 to 7:00 PM

Meet the artists/Santeros/Santeras, see their artwork: bultos, retablos and hide paintings

Enjoy the food , artwork and disscussion!

November 5

Jose Raul Esquibel, Santero, presentation

Reflection paper due on The Milagro Bean Field War, DVD

 

You Tube interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZNzG53XB5U

November 7

20th Century Revival, by Tom Riedel, Curator of the Regis Santo Collection

Reflection paper due on Jose Esquibel

Read Chapter 12 in “Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos In-between Worlds” at reserve library

http://ereserves.regis.edu/ares/

 

November 8, Thursday Eveing

Teresa May Duran, santera presentation, O’Sullivan Art Gallery,                  

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 http://www.spectrumsca.com/blog/2014/3/6/the-making-of-a-colorado-santera-teresa-may-duran

You Tube interview link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVATawUkf

November 12

Juan Espinosa

Journalist and photographer

Reflection paper due on, Tom Riedel and Teresa May Duran

 

November 14

Sean Trujillo, santero presentation

Dayton Memoiral Library, Fire Place Gallery

Reflection paper due on Juan Espinosa

 http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Trujillo-Sean.pdf

https://www.9news.com/article/features/artist-creates-retablos-using-paint-he-made-in-colorado/73-431400962

November 19

 

Studio time creating a retablo main hall 101

Reflection paper on Sean Trujillo due

 

November 21

No class Thanksgiving break

 

November 26

Studio Day main hall room 101

 

November 28

Studio day main hall room 10

 

December 3,

Studio Day Main hall room 101

 

December 5

Retablo presentations

 

December 8,

Saturday

Santos Market

10 AM to 4 PM
O'Sullivan Galler
 
December 10 Final exam @ 8:00 AM