SFUAD Photography Department Announces Spring 2016 Exhibition, “Jazz Greats” by Paul Slaughter

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The exhibition will coincide with a jazz concert immediately following the opening reception

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Lauren McDaniel

Santa Fe University of Art and Design


Santa Fe, NM – January 29, 2016 – The Photography Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) has announced that its spring exhibition, supported by Verve Gallery, will feature the work of Paul Slaughter. Slaughter is an internationally recognized and published Santa Fe-based photographer best known for his extensive photographic collection of jazz legends. Jazz Greats: A Photographic Exhibition by Paul Slaughter will open to the public on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at SFUAD’s Marion Center for Photographic Arts, with the artist in attendance.

In “Jazz Greats,” Slaughter will exhibit a large selection of his classic jazz photography that he has captured over the past 46 years. Included are portraits of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and, photographed in Santa Fe, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater.*

Immediately following the exhibition, SFUAD Contemporary Music Program faculty chair Horace Alexander Young, along with a music student and jazz program faculty, will perform a jazz concert in Tipton Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert will be the first of three special musical events that highlight the significance and presence of jazz music in New Mexico. Performances will extend into April, National Jazz Month, and will also include a surprise CD release party by a legendary New Mexican jazz artist.

Jazz Greats: A Photographic Exhibition by Paul Slaughter

Friday, Feb. 12, 5–7 p.m.

Atrium Gallery at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe

Jazz Concert

Friday, Feb. 12, 7–9 p.m.

Tipton Hall, SFUAD Visual Arts Center

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe

Both events are free and open to the public. The Slaughter exhibition will run through Wednesday, April 20, and will be viewable Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Alexa Bolla at 1-505-473-6341.

The Monte del Sol Charter School 15th Annual Student Art Exhibition will also open concurrent to the Paul Slaughter exhibition in the Marion Center the same evening. It can be viewed Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 26. The exhibition will include the work of high school students in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and filmmaking.

About SFUAD’s Photography Department

The Photography Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers a comprehensive education in the theory, techniques, history and ethics of photography. This base, integrated with a strong foundation in other visual and liberal arts, provides students with the knowledge and perspective they need to pursue photography as a creative professional. The program, housed in the Anne and John Marion Center for Photographic Arts, encompasses both analog and digital technologies, giving students the chance to work in exemplary traditional and alternative process darkrooms and a state-of-the-art digital facility. Students also have access to the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Library, an outstanding resource on the history, aesthetics and technology of photography.

About SFUAD’s Contemporary Music Department

The Contemporary Music Program at Santa Fe University of Art and Design educates students in contemporary and classical music, world music, digital technology and recording techniques, with a heavy emphasis on performing and community involvement. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to tour, reaching different audiences and enriching not only their academic experience but also their ability to communicate through original compositions, their instrument and their voice.

*The exhibition was originally going to include local jazz players Eddie Daniels, Arlen Asher and John Trentacosta, but those photographs are no longer part of “Jazz Greats” at SFUAD.

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