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I hate to turn this blog into a travel log but when I travel art and design are always front and center. Paul and I just returned from a short five days to Santa Fe and Taos, NM. What a mecca of wonderful natural and man made art! There was so much to see and so little time. In Santa Fe there is a gallery district called Canyon Road. It is seven blocks of residential properties converted to art galleries. I took Paul in and out of more galleries than he ever cared to see. 🙁 Because of my new found fused glass interest I was thrilled to find so many incredible “kiln-formed” glass pieces. (Kiln-formed is another term for fused glass fired in a kiln). Here is a sampling.Loved this 8′ tall sculpture by Suzanne Wallace Mears called “The Lookout”. Could be scary but so impressive. To see more of her work go to the Pippin Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe NM. Here is another garden sculpture by Mears. I had to share the close up of the expressive face. One more Mears’ piece called Red Lamp, a 16″D decorative disc.An incredibly large kiln formed glass and stainless steel sculpture called “Make a Wish” by Craig Mitchell Smith at the Canyon Road Contemporary Gallery. The dandelion seed spray is constructed of fused glass and steel. Impressive!Another work by Smith in this Bird of Paradise sculpture is called “Tropical Splendor”.
This smaller piece was on display at the BnB where we stayed in Taos, the American Artists Gallery House BnB. It was a delightful place with lots of Taos character. Our hosts, LeAn and Charles, where very gracious. I would highly recommend this place if you like quaint travel accommodations.Here is Paul relaxing in front of the BnB with his morning coffee. They also had a peacock called George who just took up residence 17 years ago. Meet George-
There is so much I would like to share about this trip such as the other accommodations, the food, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Pueblos. Is there anyone interested in more? Let me hear from you. Tell me your favorite things to do in Santa Fe and Taos. I’m sure this will not be our last trip.
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