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Marbling show in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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    Rebirth of a Craft: Paper Marbling in New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico- Rebirth of a Craft: Paper Marbling in New Mexico opens on Friday, October 10, 2003, and
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 6, 2003
      Rebirth of a Craft: Paper Marbling in New Mexico



      Santa Fe, New Mexico-"Rebirth of a Craft: Paper Marbling in New Mexico"

      opens on Friday, October 10, 2003, and remains on view in the Palace of

      the Governors Community Gallery, 110 Washington Street, through November

      28, 2003. The exhibit features 19 works of marbling on paper and opens

      with a free public reception on Friday, October 10, from 5:30-7:30pm,

      hosted by the Museum of New Mexico's Women's Board.



      This exhibition is not the first of its kind in Santa Fe. After a revival

      in paper marbling that began in the United States in the 1970s, the First

      International Marblers Gathering convened at St. John's college in 1989.

      It was a significant event in the history of the craft that was hosted, in

      part, by the Palace of the Governors and the Governor's Gallery, and today

      some of the works from that first exhibit may be viewed by appointment at

      the Press at the Palace of the Governors. Since the 1989 event, four

      subsequent international gatherings have met, with the sixth being planned

      for Istanbul.


      The six artists represented in "Rebirth of a Craft" also were involved in

      the first gathering in Santa Fe: Paul Maurer, Polly Fox, Pamela Smith,

      Katherine Loeffler, John "Cove" Coventry and Tom Leech, Director of the

      Palace of the Governors Press.



      While each credits marblers elsewhere as teachers and inspirations, it is

      nonetheless significant that their efforts came together in New Mexico to

      generate a renewed interest worldwide about this very old art form.

      Although marbling maintains its historical association with the book, it

      has been given new life as an independent and exciting art.



      PUBLIC PROGRAM

      Saturday, October 25, 1-3pm

      Palace Community Gallery, 110 Washington Street.

      Demonstration by Tom Leech, Director of the Palace Press. Free.
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