My friend, Craig Scogin, is a wonderful photographer who taught photography for 26 years. He’s now retired, living in Truchas, and has published a book of photography from his first two winters in New Mexico titled, Not Really New… Not Really Mexico. Craig sat the gallery with Anna and me this season. Without his help […]
Brian Flowers, a painter/sculptor living in Ojo Sarco, one village up from Truchas, had an opening at Hand Artes Gallery here in Truchas the other night. I don’t know how many of you have lived in small towns before but the very fact of their size makes the experience of living in one intimate. We […]
dis.pa.rate Adjective: Essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison. Noun: Things so unalike that there is no basis for comparison. When stating what he most loves about being a gallerist and, really, about life itself, Bill Franke, owner of Hand Artes Gallery in Truchas, says that it is bringing disparate art forms, people and philosophies, […]
My friend, Sheila O’Malley, is a working artist living in Taos, which is an hour’s drive from Truchas. While she does much of her work plain air in the New Mexico landscape (and sometimes on my land as in these outdoor photos), she also has a wonderful studio in Taos. Sheila admires the work of […]
My friend, Bill Loyd, is a sculptor and bell maker. I was going to write about him for the blog but then I went to his website and re-read his Farmer’s Mantra. I couldn’t possibly introduce you to Bill in a better way than in his own words so, with his permission: “Growing up on […]
My friend, Anna Karin, moved to Truchas over six years ago now, arriving with her red wolf named Sheba and an orange cat. She was at the end. All of her resources were gone and she didn’t know what to do next, so she did what was in front of her: She rented an old adobe church with a house in back.