Do you know the way to Santa Fe? or something like that…

Santa Fe International Folk Market Lots of colour and movement at the Santa Fe International Folk Market where 180 artists from around the world showcased their skills. Most impressive were the intricate, pain-staking embroidery and beading – very beautiful and very expensive as the prices truly reflect the work and talent involved. Being no ‘middle man’ the majority of the proceeds go direct to the artists most of whom are supporting people back in their villages. The temperature reached 97 degrees Farenheight, we ate roasted corn on the cob and Indian fried bread with powdered sugar and cinnamon and then cooled off in the Santa Fe Native American Museum. The highlight of the day was coming across Native American sculptor Suzanne Swentzell’s most beautiful work: http://www.swentzell.com/ The afternoon was spent in the Georgia O’Keefe Museum. What a treat, although it only houses 13 of her works. There was a luminosity seeing her work in the flesh, so to speak, that simply cannot be captured in a book. From there we went on to the Gallery of Sensual Art and were taken with the work of Czech artist TOMÁŠ HŘIVNÁČ who has created very large dry point copper etchings of real women: http://justinrobertgalleries.com/index.asp?ID=2 The evening before we shared a bar at ‘The Shed’, reputedly the best tortillas in town, with artist Paul Andrews from North Carolina. For a taste of his work see: http://www.lowegallery.com/artists/index scrollbar.php?artist=paul-andrews An art filled day indeed……….in the town that has the most art galleries second only to New York….

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