Evangeline Sheridan, MLA 2019

Summer 2018

Organization: Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Sponsor: Doebele Community Service Fellowship


“My internship has begun with the Santa Fe Art Institute, where I will be working hand-in-hand with the Story Maps project and the project’s fellows. The project creates a link between City of Santa Fe government agencies and four emerging artists in the community. These fellows are paired with a host that will be their guide in their city department and an artist that has been invited to the institute to mentor them through their process. I had the pleasure of meeting the four fellows this week and getting a small sneak peek into what their projects are starting to become.

The fellows are currently in a long research phase in which they are doing fieldwork and gathering stories from the community. These are their projects:

Terran Last Gun is working with Andres Mercado of the Santa Fe Fire Department. His focus is on the MIHO or the Mobile Integrated Health Office, a group that responds to more specialized health related emergency calls.

Mya Green is working with Matt Brown of the Office of Economic Development. Her work is looking at the redevelopment of the now closed Santa Fe University of Art and Design into a community center. She is trying to find ways to identify and respond to the needs of the community it would serve.

Yvette Serano is working with Jacqueline Beam and the Office of Affordable Housing. Through her research, she is looking closely at the funding and philanthropy surrounding the creation of homeless shelters and affordable housing. She is asking questions about what it means to have a home and a sense of belonging.

Heidi Brandow is working with Richard Thompson and the Parks and Recreation Division. She is collecting data and stories from park users. She is asking questions around what green space means and how public space is responding to the needs of everyone in the community – who is underserved?”