PETITION TO SAVE THE SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL PAOLO SOLERI AMPHITHEATER



To:


The Honorable Chairman Joe Garciaand

The Governorsof the All Indian Pueblo Council


Everett Chavez, Superintendent, The Santa Fe Indian School


The Honorable Senator Jeff Bingaman


The Honorable Senator Tom Udall


Supporters worldwide of the Santa Fe Indian School Paolo Soleri Amphitheater are overjoyed with the recent offer of help extended to Santa Fe Indian School by Senators Udall and Bingaman. We are equally delighted with the positive response released July 19 by Superintendent Everett Chavez of the Santa Fe Indian School.

We urge the Santa Fe Indian School, Pueblo Governors and the Senators to now join together and develop a plan for the Amphitheater's preservation. We understand that the School's sovereignty is paramount, that its educational mission is admirable and that its management and maintenance concerns are legitimate. We believe all these issues can be resolved. Many among us have ideas and suggestions for the Amphitheater's future but can only now offer advocacy because there is no structure within which to proceed.


We respectfully request that you, our leaders, move immediately to establish a framework within which to work out the architectural, financial and managerial components of the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater's long, productive and joyful future.Essential is funding for the over $4.5 million in upgrades the Amphitheater requires, as well as an endowment for its operating costs.


Supporters of the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater at the Santa Fe Indian School.


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Sponsor

Conrad Skinner for Save the Santa Fe Indian School Paolo Soleri, a Facebook Group.

Links

Save the Santa Fe Indian School Paolo Soleri
Facebook group with over 6,200 members.

Senator Bingaman's Office

The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper

by Chris Wells

by Conrad Skinner, architect

by Bart Prince, architect

Video by David Licata

Discussion

  • thad hahn We need this great outdoor venue in Santa Fe..

  • Anonymous As a fan of music, and someone who has also visited Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti in Phoenix, I implore you to save the Amphitheater in Santa Fe. I understand the costs of maintaining and I don't think it should be taken lightly, however, I think that the historical and architectural significance of the structure outweighs the monetary value. Further, I believe that with updating and a designated management, it could become a viable and profitable venue once again.

  • Tammy Rahr There are not enough good words to describe the experiences I have shared at the Palo soleri Amphitheater. I am an Alumni from the IAIA, a costumer, artist, co director and co producer with Native Roots and Rythmns and an avid concert devotee and have 30 years of memories made at this site. I implore you to restore the building and grounds of the amphitheater, and designate it as an historic architectural landmark for future protection deserving of this recognition. Thank you.

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