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Guests admire the large retablos exhibit at last year's Spanish Market in Santa Fe. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Four cultural art markets showcase Southwest’s treasures

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

Four of the Southwest’s best-known and most beloved markets displaying artwork from near and far will be in Santa Fe between May and September, showcasing the art of Native American and Hispanic artisans.

Carved wood, paint and fiber cats by Felipe Benito Archuleta, top row, and a smaller bobcat by Ron Archuleta Rodriguez are in the exhibit "Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico" at the Museum of International Folk Art. (Courtesy of the Museum of International Folk Art)

On exhibit

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

With a number of new exhibits at Albuquerque and Santa Fe museums, the world seems to have come closer, within easy reach of residents and visitors.

The Rio Grande runs through Truth or Consequences, located in the high desert of southern New Mexico. (Courtesy photo)

A lake, a TV show and mineral springs keep TorC thriving

By Emily Van Cleve / For the Journal

Water is at the heart of the city of Truth or Consequences, which is known for its mineral hot springs and has the Rio Grande running through it.

"Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning" at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture includes this Zuni frog. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Turquoise dreams

By Kathaleen Roberts / Journal Staff Writer

Gem of the water and the sky, turquoise bedecks babies, bodies and buildings from Cerrillos to China.

The International UFO Museum & Research Center covers the 1947 event for which Roswell is best known with exhibits and lectures. (Courtesy of City Of Roswell)

Visitors welcome

By Glen Rosales / Journal Staff Writer

Roswell may be best-known for an event that still resonates around the world more than 65 years after some kind of object crashed on a ranch outside the city in southeastern New Mexico.

An art dome such as this will be used in an upcoming festival in Santa Fe. (Courtesy of Lumenscapes Illumination Media)

In the forefront of digital dome projection art

By Jackie Jadrnak / Journal North Reporter

Everyone knows that Santa Fe is touted as an art market, from galleries to jewelry stores to Indian, Hispanic and Folk Art markets.

Artesia designated as an arts district

By Jonathan Smith / Carlsbad Current-Argus

ARTESIA – The city of Artesia joined eight other New Mexico cities designated an arts and cul …

Bonnie Lynch, an artist with a studio at Santa Fe Clay, does a smoke firing outside the building recently. In the background is an excavator on the site of a new movie theater. (Eddie Moore/Journal)

Ceramics studio given a new lease on life

By Kiera Hay / Journal North Reporter

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Clay is on its way to a brand new expansion in the Santa Fe Railyard.