On Sunday July 30, 2023 HEART of Saguache hosted a presentation by Virginia Sanchez at the Saguache County Museum, with the support of a Saguache County Sales Tax Grant. Sanchez talked about Pleas and Petitions, her book on the representation of Southern Colorado during the Territorial Period. Many thanks to the Saguache County Museum for the venue to discuss this history - and thank you to Virginia for her donation of Pleas and Petitions to the Saguache Public Library.
"Colcha Embroidery: Traditional and Contemporary" at La Hacienda de Los Martinez. Photo Kate Perdoni for Rocky Mountain PBS.
In July 2023 at La Hacienda de Los Martinez in Taos there was an excellent exhibition of colcha embroidery. Participating San Luis Valley colcha embroidery artists included Maria Eufemia Barela, Adrienne Garbini, Patsy Garcia, Peggy Garcia Williams, Tracy Gonzales, Donna Madrid Hernandez, Aurora Martinez, Irene Medina, Julia Mondragon, Connie Morrell, Marcella Pacheco, and Mary Vigil de Rodriguez. Connie Fernadez curated the show of more than 160 artworks from Colorado and New Mexico.
San Luis Valley colcha embroidery artists (from left to right) Donna Madrid Hernandez, Aurora Martinez, Tracy Gonzales, Maria Eufemia Barela and Marcella Pacheco. Photo Kate Perdoni for Rocky Mountain PBS.