“The artist is the only one who knows that the world is a subjective creation, that there is a choice to be made, a selection of elements.” ~ Anais Nin
Last Saturday, my husband, son and I went and saw, walked and browsed, photographed and absorbed the southwest Art scene on Canyon Road in Santa Fe as much as was humanly possible in one single day. Yet, I feel as if we barely scratched the surface.
To this East Coast native, the adobe architecture, enhanced by magnificent spring gardens in full color, were a photographer’s delight in and of themselves. I was in seventh heaven. The splendid art housed inside the buildings included every color in the spectrum, in every kind of medium including – oil and watercolor paintings, mixed media, woven basketry, southwest jewelry, sculpture, glassworks, fiber arts, pottery and much more.
Since our son moved to Albuquerque a few years ago, I have had visiting Greenberg Fine Art on my wish list of fulfilling things to do when visiting the area. Specifically to catch a first hand look at the oil paintings of Gladys Roldan de Moras, one of my favorite artists. The very gracious, hospitable and professional art gallery expert added to my already high admiration for this outstanding artist by sharing his personal knowledge of Gladys and her art. I really appreciated the time he spent talking with us. Some months ago, I had written a blog about Gladys and her artistic family. If you missed out, please visit this link. http://bit.ly/MyFKjO.
It seems hardly fair to single out favorite galleries on Canyon Road because each space has it’s own special place in the hearts of millions of visitors that visit Santa Fe each year. Art is so very subjective in nature. Yet, interestingly, all three of us had the same two preferred Canyon Road galleries.
Return tomorrow and I will share with you our second favorite gallery and how the images provided plenty to talk about because of their metaphorical twists.
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