Archive for the ‘Santa Fe New Mexico’ Tag

Everybody’s Talkin’ — Metal Art Structure On The Road To Santa Fe   3 comments

Metal Art On the Road to Santa Fe — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Everybody’s talkin’ at me
I don’t hear a word they’re saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can’t see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

— from Everybody’s Talkin’ by Fred Neil

La Fonda On The Plaza   Leave a comment

La Fonda on the Plaza Lobby, Santa Fe, New Mexico (May 19, 2021) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

La Fonda on the Plaza holds a coveted place in Santa Fe history, a component in a rich tapestry of hospitality that
predates American independence. City records indicate that La Fonda sits on the site of the town’s first inn, established
when the city was founded by Spaniards in 1607, making the property the oldest hotel corner in America.
— Source: https://www.lafondasantafe.com/

Hotel Santa Fe   3 comments

Hotel Santa Fe Entrance and Lobby — Images by kenne

While we were in Santa Fe last week, we enjoyed staying at the Hotel Santa Fe — The Hacienda and Spy.

Snowball Bush (Hotel Santa Fe) — Image by kenne

Shidoni Sculpture Gardens   2 comments

Shidoni Sculpture Gardens (Santa Fe, NM) Images by kenne
(Click on any image for a larger view in a slide show format.)

Shidoni gardens

Where art sculptures dot the land

Great place to picnic.

— kenne

 

Horse Head Art   1 comment

Horse Head — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A fine marker art

Of a Santa Fe statue —

Horse head of horseshoes.

— kenne

E San Francisco Street In Santa Fe   Leave a comment

Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Camera Shop near the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and E San Francisco Street across from the La Fonda Hotel
was opened in 1937 by Gene Autry. The building is now part of the corner property owned by Ortega & Sons Inc.

The camera shop
The sign says closed, or is it
It’s a mystery.

Questions still remain
Where have all the pictures gone

Memories of old.

— kenne

 

 

 

Hotel Santa Fe Wall Art   1 comment

Hotel Santa Fe Wall Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico (May 19, 2021) — Image by kenne

Remember

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
are you.
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.
Remember.

— Joy Harjo (Source: poets.org)

 

Saveur Bistro, Santa Fe   Leave a comment

Saveur Bistro, Santa Fe, New Mexico — Image by kenne
Dee & Bernie Rusanowski, Proprietaries

While in Santa Fe last week, we had breakfast two mornings at this little bistro, located just a short walk from
where we stayed at the Hotel Santa Fe. The poached eggs were prepared to perfection

and the corned beef hash, made fresh daily, was something else to experience.

— kenne

Serpent And Bird   Leave a comment

Serpent and Bird by Julian Martinez

This tempera on paper painting by Julian Martinez is in La Fonda On the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Also known as Pocano (1879–1943),
was a San Ildefonso Pueblo potter, painter, and the patriarch of a family of Native American ceramic artists in the United States.
Martínez married matriarch potter Maria Martinez, and together they had a son Popovi Da, who also potter. 
Maria is considered the preeminent creator of San Ildefonso blackware pottery; however, Julian contributed to her accomplishments.
Their son Popovi Da continued innovating Pueblo ceramic arts; his work has been widely exhibited and collected. — Source: Wikipedia

Santa Fe Camera Shop Is No More   3 comments

Camera Shop In Santa Fe (May 19, 2021) — Image by kenne

In the mid-90s, while vacationing in Santa Fe, I bought my first Nikon (N70) at the Camera Shop located off the plaza.
The shop is no longer open. At the time, I was using a Canon (FTbQL), which I bought in 1968. I still have both cameras,
which are packed away. Don’t ask me why since I no longer use them and several lenses that go with them.

— kenne

Corner Window   Leave a comment

Corner Window (Hotel Santa Fe the Hacienda & Spa) — Photo-Artistry by kenne
Santa Fe’s Only Native American Owned Hotel
In Partnership with The Picuris Pueblo

 

Malcolm Alexander, Revisited   1 comment

Malcolm art 2014 D800 Photos-2668_edit blogThe Artwork of Malcolm Alexander — Image by kenne

Last year our former neighbor, sculpture Malcolm Alexander passed away in Santa Fe. Malcolm was a neighbor for three years before returning to Santa Fe, near the Ventana Fine Art Gallery, where much of his art is on display. 

In June, having stayed over night in Santa Fe in route from Colorado back to Tucson, we made an early morning stop by the gallery, where much of Malcolm’s work is displayed on the gallery grounds. The gallery was not let open, so we walked the grounds photographing some of his work.

Just as were about to leave, we were greeted my one of the gallery associates. We shared a brief conversation on Malcolm’s work. I mention that I had done a video of Malcolm on his work, which is on YouTube. The gallery has placed the video on their webpage on Malcolm’s art. I feel fortunate to have recorded this great American artist on his transition to more abstract art.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — New Mexico Museum of Art   Leave a comment

June 2014 D800 Photos-2655 Museum of Art blogNew Mexico Museum of Art (June 2014) Image by kenne

Driving Through South Park In The Park Mountains Of The Rockies   1 comment

Southpark In The Park Mountains I_blog

South Park In The Park Mountains_ blogDriving Through South Park In The Park Mountains On Our Way To Durango, CO —
iPhone Images by kenne

After spending the night in Cripple Creek, CO, we headed southwest through some of the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains I have yet to experience. The mountain valleys and peaks are so impressive, it was hard to keep our eyes on the road.

I continue to take a lot of photos with the Nikons, occasionally some with the iPhone, which allows me to post more easily during our travels.

Arriving in Durango yesterday afternoon, we spent the afternoon and evening in the historical downtown area. If you are ever in Durango, I recommend highly Ken & Sue’s on Main Avenue.

Today we have about a four-hour drive to Santa Fe, where we will spend the night, then having a longer drive to Pinetop in the White Mountains of AZ. Friday we will head on to Tucson, ending our almost two-week vacation.

You can follow me on Facebook and see more images of our trip through part of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, with more coming when we get back to Tucson, so you have been warned.

kenne

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair   4 comments

Images by kenne

It’s fair to say we have been festival, street fair, outdoor concert people for years. This weekend, we attended Tucson’s 4th Avenue Street Fair and were truly overwhelmed. Yes, this three-day winder street fair with its over 400 arts and crafts booths and 35 plus food vendors is an impressive event. Stretched out over eight blocks of 4th Avenue, this free event was packed with people looking for

Christmas gifts and a festive atmosphere while walking in the street of the popular 4th Avenue.

To our surprise, one of the artists at the fair was Amado Maurilio Peña. For over twenty years, one of our treasures has been a Peña lithograph, which we purchased at the el taller gallery in Austin.

Born and raised in Texas, Peña, who is recognized as an Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, currently lives in Santa Fe, NM. His art is known for its bright earth/sky colors depicting the connections between people, earth, and art in the region’s ancient heritage. In our lithograph, the colors are in the people on a dark mountain background, which contrasts to most Peña works where the bold colors are dominant.  This darker Peña remains an exception in his work, which we have always appreciated.

— kenne

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