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Visiting Robert Tenorio, Famed Santo Domingo Potter

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Santo Domingo Pueblo to witness a firing by Robert Tenorio, a highly esteemed potter, along with a group of fellow docents from the Indian Arts Research Center ...

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Adaptation vs. Appropriation

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Whenever I come across art teachers’ interesting or unique lessons or concepts online or at conferences, I will encourage them to share their ideas for articles for SchoolArts Magazine. Publishe ...

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The Coe Center for the Arts: A Hidden Gem in Santa Fe

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Today the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association was given an enlightening tour of their collection by Director Rachel Wixom. The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts is a hidden gem in Santa Fe that more p ...

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Fun & Games

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Georgia O’Keeffe, Grandma Moses, the Statue of Liberty. These are just a few of the characters I’ve impersonated as an art teacher. As with many things I have done at school, no one else w ...

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Construction/Deconstruction

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

At first glance, it may be difficult to say if the building pictured here is being constructed or taken down. It is an on-going construction project, part of an Earthship Biotecture community north an ...

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The Treasures of Three Rivers Petroglyphs

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

On our way home from a trip to Austin, we drove up the middle of New Mexico to visit the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, located north of Tularosa. It has outstanding examples of prehistoric rock a ...

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Getting STEAMY with SchoolArts Magazine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

This past summer, I came across Ophelia, the fanciful octopus depicted here, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. The Alaska SeaLife Center is dedicated to marine research, education, and m ...

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Drawn by Curiosity: El Rito, New Mexico

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

One of the things we love about New Mexico is the diversity of art and cultures. Driving around you never know what you might find. We were interested in going to El Rito, a tiny town not far from Geo ...

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Join SchoolArts Magazine and CRIZMAC for Tres Culturas in Santa Fe and Taos

Saturday, January 20, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Stevie Mack and I invite you to join us and SchoolArts Magazine in Santa Fe and Taos in July. Experience the spectacular scenery of New Mexico and learn about the rich history and artistic vitali ...

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Cano's Castle: Outsider Art in Southern Colorado

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

This weekend my husband and I drove up to just across the border from New Mexico into Colorado, to Antonito and discovered Cano's Castle, just off the highway. I found in in Things to Do on TripAdviso ...

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