Thursday Feb 8, 2018
Santa Fe, NM 87508
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Descendants and artistic heirs of notable Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela show their work inspired by their personal lives and heritage.
Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents Las Familias Barela y Salazar: Traditions in Taos Woodcarving, a group exhibition of work by descendants and artistic heirs of notable Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela. Carlos Barela, brother Luis, his son Daniel, daughters Antonia and Jessica, Pat Barela Rael and husband Dan all carve and continue in the family tradition. Also included are works from the family of Leo G. Salazar, another well-known Taos carver who knew and was inspired by Patrociño’s carvings. His sons Leonardo and Ernesto and his sons Jacob and Jason all carve and continue the tradition. A small selection of work by Leo G. Salazar and Patrociño Barela will be in the exhibition. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb 8 in the gallery. The exhibit runs through April 11.
This exhibit includes these special events:
February 8: Opening Reception. 5 to 7 p.m., at the Visual Arts Gallery, SFCC campusFebruary 15: Artist’s Talk in the Visual Arts Gallery from 1 to 2:30 p.m.