Willard Clark: The Chimayó Church
late 1930s, five-color woodcut in basswood
El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, 505-983-2567 In 1928, while en route to California, Willard Clark (1910-1992) stopped in Santa Fe and made the city his permanent home. His commercial print shop on Sena Plaza in the 1940s, often referred to as Santa Fe’s first art gallery, sold his paintings and the woodcuts for which he is known, which capture the enchanted feel of New Mexico’s adobe homes and landscapes. The Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents Original Woodcuts by Willard Clark, opening Friday, Aug. 5, with a 4 p.m. reception. A members-only lecture on Clark’s work by Dr. Robert Bell takes place on Aug. 16 at 3 p.m.