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Visual Arts Gallery Presents La Familias Barela y Salazar Opening Reception

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents Las Familias Barela y Salazar: Traditions in Taos Woodcarving, a group exhibition of work by descendants and artistic heirs of notable Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela. Carlos Barela, brother Luis, his son Daniel, daughters Antonia and Jessica, Pat Barela Rael and husband Dan all carve and continue in the family tradition. Also included are works from the family of Leo G. Salazar, another well-known Taos carver who knew and was inspired by Patrociño’s carvings. His sons Leonardo and Ernesto and his sons Jacob and Jason all carve and continue the tradition. A small selection of work by Leo G. Salazar and Patrociño Barela will be in the exhibition. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 8 in the gallery. The exhibit runs through April 11.

Photo above: Jason Salazar’s The Good Shepherd
This exhibit includes these special events:

  • February 8: Opening Reception. 5 to 7 p.m., at the Visual Arts Gallery, SFCC campus
  • February 15: Artist’s Talk in the Visual Arts Gallery from 1 to 2:30 p.m


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February 8
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Santa Fe Community College
(505) 428-1000


Visual Arts Gallery
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
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