Talking Stick Institute
TSI conducted the 1st Annual ARTS CONVENTION of Las Cruces & Mesilla Arts & Culture Scene - | Press Release for the ARTS CONVENTION | 1-page flyer for ARTS CONVENTION |Sun-News story Sep 5 08 on ARTS CONVENTION |More about 2008 ARTS CONVENTION task forces (Please attend Sept 8, 15, & 22 2008)
The following data bases provided as public service to Arts & Culture Scene of Las Cruces & Mesilla Valley
TSI PAGE - Arts & Culture Scene ; (NOTE: The Las Cruces Convention Center and Visitor's Bureau has an "ARTS SCENE" page with links and entries informed by our databases.)
City's Calendar of Events - Market your arts event or press Register events for the Las Cruces' City Calendar, then post to El Paso Art Scene, and the New Mexico Department of Tourism Calendar. Las Cruces Arts & Culture Scene integrates the many calendars of events of arts & culture around Las Cruces. Talking Stick Institute invites one of the fabulous Arts organizaitons to begin to develop a comprehensive integrated callendar. Here is a sample:
How can local artists get those 1% commissions: See current List of Arts Commissions by NM Arts (where to sell your art)
Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $166.2 billion in economic activity every year—$63.1 billion in spending by organizations and an additional $103.1 billion in event-related spending by their audiences.
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Talking Stick Institute
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to update information on this listing
Las Cruces New Mexico 575-532-1693 4700 Dunn Dr.
"We do storytelling consulting interventions for organizations"
Talking stick art "Hawk Listens" ©1992 provided by Virginia Maria Romero
|See Talking Stick Inststitute Goals for developing the Las Cruces & Mesilla Valley Arts & Culture Scene|
Arts forum explores visual, literary and performing arts By S. Derrickson Moore/Sun-News reporter Article Launched: 07/01/2008 12:00:00 AM MDT "Glenn Cutter, a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission, left, shows a pop-quiz Tuesday as David Boje, director of the Talking Stick Institute at New Mexico State University, questions the audience regarding the number of art service organizations that exist in Las Cruces during the 2008 Arts Forum at the Rio Grande Theatre. (Sun-News photo by Shari Vialpando)" Answer: As of Jun 30 08 there were 82.
Photo of Talking Stick in Action in Las Cruces Arts Scene 2007
The Las Cruces Arts & Culture Scene brings together experience and expertise in economic development and marketing to market the City of Las Cruces as a place to buy art and enjoy performances. The Scene will be inclusive of all the arts, including the painting/visual arts as well as literary, musical and performance arts. The aim is to be an ‘idea incubator’ that will help every arts organization.
MISSION: Las Cruces Arts & Culture Scene is evolving to bring Arts Service Organizations & Galleries together with stakeholders (City + Education + Chambers of Commerce) to market City & Region as an Arts & Culture Destination. Our Mission is to lure art buyers to Las Cruces
VISION: Las Cruces Arts & Culture Scene is building a ½ billion-dollar arts industry, and becming one of the top 25 arts destinations in the US within five years.
Talking Stick Institute Board members, Ruth Drayer, Virginia Maria Romero, and David Boje are now working together on the Las Cruces Arts & Culture Alliance proposal. Virginia Maria Romero asks that the process begun by the Arrowhead Center in 2007 continue. Local Artist Ruth Drayer asks that the process begun by the Small Business Consulting classes of the Business College continue.
New Mexico has a major arts scene, with 3 cities in the top 25 arts destinations in America according to American Style Magazine: Albuquerque is #7 in top 25 big cities; Santa Fe is #1 and Taos #5 in the Smallest 25 cities category. When Las Cruces is recognized by the State of New Mexico - Department of Cultural Affairs for the outstanding Arts Destination it has become, then Las Cruces has a good chance of making the list. All we have to do is show the world that we have more galleries, artist, and arts service organizations than Portsmouth (#25 on the Small Cities - under 100,000 in population. Portsmouth has 6 galleries - Las Cruces has 44 galleries and museums. There are differences: ART-SPEAK IS THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH'S CULTURAL COMMISSION. Currently Las Cruces does not have an Arts & Culture Commission. We therefore propose the Arts Alliance.
TALKING STICK STORY CIRCLES:
Talking Stick Story Circles are conversational encounters with a back-and-forth of story-telling and story-listening, noticing fragments of retrospective narrative and fashioning as well prospective antenarratives (bets of story transformative possibilities) that affect the whole, that change Flat Grand Narratives into something vibrant with future potentiality.
Talking Stick Circle Guidelines
ABOUT The Talking Stick
Talking Stick is our symbol for the importance of listening to one another. Ours is decorated to show our respect of Native American spirituality, and a respect for telling and listening. The person telling holds the Talking Stick. Is someone wants to respond, the teller passes the stick. Sometimes Answering Feathers are used by participants to indicate they want to respond to the storyteller.
Our Small Business Institute is called the "Talking Stick." We see our consulting as facilitating the storytelling and story listening among stakeholders in an organization. My friend and colleague Kaylynn TwoTrees gave me more information about Talking Stick.
"The Circle is form for discourse and sharing because it gathers the people around sacred energy (the elements or intention) and acknowledges The Circle of Life and the Living. Each person comes to the circle to listen and witness - the talking is meant to be listening out loud. It is the way that we express our deeper listening and reminds us to listen for the voices that could not be present. The talking stick/rock/pouch is not a microphone to be passed around but rather a reminder to each person who speaks of the fact that humans are not the only presence in the circle. We are in the circle with the stone people and the tree nation and so on. Each person speaking who holds the stick/pouch/stone is called to listen to their own hearts and listen for the voices of all our relations ( all life on the planet). So the conversation that reveals itself in the talking circle is accretive, a growing chorus of the voices of the people, the landscape, and the Mystery" (Kaylynn TwoTrees, Website: www.ktwotrees.org
CONTACT INFO TSI CO-FOUNDERS & BOARD MEMBERS:
David M. Boje, Ph.D. 575-532-1693 email@example.com Vita & storytelling articles and books at http://peaceaware.com/vita
Ruth Drayer (April 25, 2008) firstname.lastname@example.org (founding member, moved to Albuquerque, October 2008).
Martina H. Myers, Ph.D. (August 17, 2010) email@example.com
Intercultural Communication, UNM, 2009
Topic: Institutional Ethnography: How Tenured Academic Women Talk about Success
Contingent Faculty, NMSU 2006-2010
Communication, Business Management, Women's Studies, Sociology, School of Social Work
Hired as National Senior Program Officer by National AAUP May 2010, based in New Mexico
Virginia Maria Romero (April 25, 2008) cell: 575 644-0214 firstname.lastname@example.org
David H. Tobey cell 540-860-9172 email@example.com Ph.D. Management Department, June 2010.
Sample Brochures for those wishing to be part of Talking Stick
News Article about Talking Stick Institute work:
LAS CRUCES — Faculty and students from the New Mexico State University College of Business are working with the City of Las Cruces and local artists to let the world know about the Las Cruces arts scene. They believe the community is missing out on what could become a major enterprise and the revenue that a vibrant art scene would generate.
"Arts and culture is a major employment source for the State of New Mexico," said David Boje, management professor at NMSU. "Right now, Las Cruces is under the shadow of Santa Fe and Taos. Las Cruces should have that same potential." See entire article
On May 9, 2007, NMSU's Justin Bannister issued a press release, "The Business of Art, NMSU Students Help to Make Art Profitable". The article is about the NMSU College of Business Arrowhead Center - First Time Working with an Artist to Combine Art and Business. The same article was also picked up by the Sun News and ran in the SunLife section Friday, MAY 11, 2007Pg. 3C.
Campus organization breathes life into LC art scene - By: Christina Brigance11/12/07 Section: Arts and Entertainment, Round-Up, Vol. 109 (issue 24): p. 11 http://media.www.roundupnews.com/media/paper474/sections/20071112ArtsandEntertainment.html AND a second article in The Las Cruces Bulletin - "NMSU Teams with Locals to Improves Art Scene: Talking Stick Institute works to bolster the 'business of art.' Article by Jessica Rodrigo, Friday, November 30, 2007. p. C8. Article online at http://peaceaware.com/LCBGN/documents/bulletin_articel_07.htm
Talking Stick Institute is a non-profit organization, led by David Boje and David Tobey. They provided free services to the city’s arts community. http://peaceaware.com/talkingstick gives the Talking Stick meeting guidelines and has copy of this report available to the public for comment.
 The Las Cruces Bulletin - "NMSU Teams with Locals to Improves Art Scene: Talking Stick Institute works to bolster the 'business of art.' Article by Jessica Rodrigo, Friday, November 30, 2007. p. C8
For more on STORYTELLING ORGANIZATION research and practice - see http://storytellingorganization.com
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