Send in the san­teros

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media -

The artists and fam­ily mem­bers be­hind A Cen­tury of Mas­ters: The NEA

Na­tional Her­itage Fel­lows of New Mex­ico, an exhibit at the Mu­seum of In­ter­na­tional Folk Art, dis­cuss their craft, the creative process, and ten­sions be­tween in­no­va­tion and tra­di­tion in their art forms at a panel dis­cus­sion on Sun­day, April 18.

Fea­tured artists in­clude Irvin L. Tru­jillo, a sev­enth-gen­er­a­tion Río Grande weaver from Chi­mayó whose tapestries can cre­ate al­most hal­lu­ci­na­tory ef­fects; Char­lie Car­rillo, an an­thro­pol­o­gist and san­tero who play­fully mixes Catholic im­agery with brightly col­ored scenes of ru­ral New Mex­ico life; and Ramón José López, a met­al­worker, carver, and painter who has as­sisted in the restora­tion of his­toric churches. Also present is Josephine Bin­ford, daugh­ter of Es­ther Martínez (aka P’oe Tsáwá or Blue Wa­ter), an Ohkay Owingeh woman who wrote the Tewa dic­tio­nary and sev­eral chil­dren’s books in Tewa.

The con­ver­sa­tion is mod­er­ated by mu­seum cu­ra­tor Ni­co­lasa Chávez. The panel be­gins at 2 p.m. and takes place at the mu­seum, 706 Camino Lejo on Mu­seum Hill. There is no charge for ad­mis­sion for New Mex­ico res­i­dents on Sun­days. For in­for­ma­tion, call 476-1200.

Dream weaver: Irvin Tru­jillo

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