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Friday, July 9, 2010

Spanish Market July 24-25

The 59th Traditional Spanish Market will be held on Saturday July 24th thourgh Sunday, July 25, 2010 on the Santa Fe Plaza. Visitors from all over the world choose The Don Gaspar Inn for a unique Santa Fe experience while they are in town to view handmade traditional arts by over 200 local Hispanic artists, to include Santos, a depictions of religious figures in the forms of bultos (carvings in the round), Retablos (paintings on wooden panels), and gesso and wood relief-carved panels, Hide Paintings - religious images painted on deer or elk hide, Straw Appliqué - crosses, chests and boxes decorated with applied straw, Textiles - hand-woven on looms using handspun yarns, Furniture - usually made from pine using mortise and tenon joints, Colcha - unique regional embroideries employing the colcha stitch, Tinwork - decorative and utilitarian objects of cut and punched tin, Ironwork - tools, fastenings, and household objects forged from iron, Precious Metals - silver or gold jewelry, utilitarian and devotional objects, Pottery - hand-sculpted bowls, pots, and other ware made from micaceous clay, Bonework - decorative items, anillos (rings) and tool handles carved from bones, Ramilletes - decorative paper garlands, and Basketry - baskets handwoven from red and brown river willow. The two day event features continuous live music and dance, art demonstrations and a variety of regional foods. A separate youth exhibition area also features the work of some 100 emerging artists. The Market provides a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy a taste of New Mexico’s vibrant Spanish culture, both past and present. Admission is free. Spanish Market is produced by the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art . The Society’s collection of Spanish colonial art forms spanning four centuries and four continents is housed at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo. For more information on Spanish Market or the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, contact 505-982-2226 or reference The Don Gaspar Inn, The Casa Blanca Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

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