News & Notes from Cameron

Red, Green or Christmas - August 2014

While in Santa Fe for the Chamber Music Festival, we managed to eat lots of fabulous New Mexican food made with the green and red chiles unique to the region. "Red, green or Christmas?" I still don't have the answer. Maybe this article 25 Food Things Only a New Mexican Would Understand  will help.

While pondering this eternal question, we wandered through several exhibits. William Siegal Gallery    had a stunning collection of 18th century Aymara ponchos. The weaver in me wanted some detail shots, and I graciously was given permission to take them.

The paintings of Emmi Whitehorse at Chiaroscuro   "tell the story of knowing land over time." Everett Cole at Chiaroscuro told me that as a child, Emmi Whitehorse gathered dye plants for her mother and grandmother, who were traditional Navajo weavers, and that this childhood experience continues to inform her work. "I am defining a particular space...the intricate language of symbols refers to specific plants, people and experiences."

Ceramics are well-represented all along Canyon Road. Lyn Fox at Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery   was particularly generous with his time. He is clearly an educator as well as a dealer, and has many short videos on his website that are engaging and informative. We also enjoyed contemporary pottery by Zuni artist Alan Lasiloo at Robert Nichols Gallery   and were fortunate to meet him and see a demonstration of his techniques.