Poetry in the Court
Date(s) - 26 Oct, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Judicial Courthouse
A series of free art events for people living with memory loss,
their caregivers and the general public.
Thursday, Oct. 26th, 10:30 to 11:30 am,
at the First Judicial Courthouse
as the guest of District Court Judge Raymond Ortiz.
225 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
A highlight of the event will be the creation of a new poem on the theme of justice. Free and open to the public with registration.
For reservation please write email@example.com
Please join us for this special Community-in-Residence program with Judge Ortiz. In addition to his work as a judge, he is a noted poet who often writes of his experience of living in Northern New Mexico.
Judge Ortiz is a native of Santa Fe with deep roots in Northern New Mexico, where his family and ancestors have lived for over four centuries, Ortiz was first inspired by poetry as a child listening to his grandfather recite poems in the shade of a willow tree. Ortiz received his BA from the University of Notre Dame.
He continued his formal education at the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) where he received his JD. After over twenty years of law practice in Santa Fe in late 2005, he was appointed district court judge. The pre-dawn hour often finds him at a small table in a dark part of the house, writing out poems in longhand by candlelight.
Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and District Court Judge Raymond Ortiz. Partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and the Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts.
Past Community-in-Residence partners include: Georgia O’Keefe Museum; International Museum of Folk Art; New Mexico History Museum; SITE Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Opera.
For more information please contact: Gary Glazner at firstname.lastname@example.org.