8.11.2019

A RARE EXHIBIT

"To make a pot is to create life."


C. Whitney-Ward Photography

When I walked through this amazing exhibit of SAN  ILDEFONSO POTTERY:
1600 - 1930  at Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, I kept 
imagining the hands that shaped and decorated each of these beautiful pots.

And how wonderful to find this lovely essay that captures the
 wonder of this ancient process.






The Pueblo of San Ildefonso dates back to 1300 AD and encompasses  60,000
acres - home to 750 people -  along the Rio Grande Valley north of Santa Fe and
 east of Los Alamos New Mexico. The Native name is - Po-Woh-Geh-Owingeh - 
"Where the water cuts through"
















And don't forget to look up and take in this fabulous mural sweeping across the gallery wall...





I captured just a fraction of the more than 100 pots on display, but I hope that this visual snippet  peaked your interest and you'll plan a visit...

MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS & CULTURE

MUSEUM HILL


7.14.2019

2019 INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET

A GATHERING OF THE WORLD

One hundred & fifty artists from 60 countries bring magic and cultural exchange
 to Santa Fe each summer, celebrating and preserving Folk Art Traditions
and enthralling  Santa Feans and visitors alike. 







The evening was glorious as was the pageantry of the 2019 INTERNATIONAL FOLK
ART MARKET opening gala. This year I captured the FACES OF THE MARKET, both the artisans dressed in their traditional costumes, and the
 wonderfully-turned-out folks who attended this special-ticket evening.


These faces personifies all that is wonderful about this market...





































WHAT A BEAUTIFUL EVENING....



WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET?

The Mission of the International Folk Art Market is to create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions.
The IFMA envisions a world that values the dignity and humanity of handmade, honors timeless cultural traditions, and supports the work of folk artists serving as entrepreneurs and catalysts for positive social change.

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