Til Arroyo Seco Live The experience, Low ‘N’ Slow, gives students the chance to explore the vibrant culture of lowriders through their collaboration with STEMarts Lab as part of an effort made possible by The Revolt Gallery Giving Fund.
Low ‘N’ Slow is an interactive art experience hosted by Arroyo Seco Live and curated by Toby Morfin. The exhibition aims to increase the representation of minority and emerging artists through varied mediums in a unique, socially distant and familial way. More than 30 works of art are on display from June 13 until October 10.
Highlights of this exhibit include the celebration of “Second Sunday at Seco” which features a change of cars bringing a new lowrider each month, live music such as Concepto Tambor, Katy P and The Business, Jimmy Stadler and more, a makers’ market featuring local artisans and great local food and spirits by The Rolling Still Distillery.
The Arroyo Seco Live Board was moved by the overwhelming response from students in their recent challenge to connect a diverse segment of northern New Mexico students with the world of science, technology, engineering, math and arts in an extremely creative way, across the world of lowrider hydraulics and art.
Cecilia Cuff of Arroyo Seco Live, Agnes Chavez of STEMarts, Toby Morfin the exhibition curator accompanied by Orlando Martinez, prolific lowrider and hydraulics specialist take tours through the Magic Circle to showcase engineering and l art in a truly unique way.
Arroyo Seco Live, a nonprofit organization based in northern New Mexico, seeks to teach people about the art and culture of lowriders. A knowledge database was assembled to help participants imagine their own lowrider design that could do anything to involve nature, be sustainable, celebrate arts and culture, or present a unique design. One of these activities is the highly anticipated Low ‘N’ Slow Design Challenge, created in partnership with STEMarts Lab. This program is made possible, in part, by a generous donation from the Revolt Gallery Giving Fund.
The Low ‘N’ Slow Design Challenge exposes students to the science, technology and art behind lowrider cars. STEMarts will use its online platform, STEMart Curriculum Tool, to engage educators with lowrider artists from New Mexico. They will also be assisted by lowrider engineers who will teach students the basics of hydraulic operating systems and the design of lowrider cars.
The Low ‘N’ Slow Design Challenge involves students imagining and designing their own lowrider cars. The theme of the challenge is “Lowrider of the Future”, where they will be challenged to apply the knowledge gained on technological innovations and design a more sustainable lowrider for the future.
The students will have to create their drawings on a specific 11 “x 17” paper which will be delivered to the schools. Only designs on this paper will be accepted and all entries must be submitted by September 25th. A jury of teachers, engineers and artists will judge the applications and award scholarships to the students at the final Second Sunday in Seco event in October. 10. Some schools participating in the challenge are Vista Grande High School, Taos High School, Peñasco Middle School, Anansi Charter School, Taos Charter School, Taos Integrated School of Arts, and Taos Cyber School. Magnet.
Students are also encouraged to visit some of Arroyo Seco Live’s Low ‘N’ Slow outdoor exhibits, as well as the Harwood Museum of Art’s Santo Lowride exhibit. The Low ‘N’ Slow experience promises participants an unforgettable interactive art experience.
The team coordinating this initiative is actively visiting schools to publicize the Lowrider Design Program, two visits scheduled for September 13, 2021. Below are locations and show times.
Presentation time: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
134 Cervantes Street (at the back of the building)
Presentation time: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
To learn more about the Low ‘N’ Slow Design Challenge or to donate to this initiative, visit the Arroyo Seco Live website or contact Cecilia Cuff at [email protected]