Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dixon Studio Tour and Weaving Southwest show

I always try to make it to the Dixon Studio Tour--first weekend in November. Dixon is a little town that I love and their studio tour is one of the best around. This weekend was beautiful and we spent yesterday in Dixon. I didn't get any pictures of the crowds, but I couldn't believe the number of people packing the streets and studios.

Metier gallery is a weaving gallery owned by Irene Smith. I have enjoyed going there for years. The stone house is fantastic and the gallery is right in the middle of town. As far as weaving on this studio tour goes, Irene is about it!
I visited Stanley Crawford's garlic farm for the first time. Admittedly I mostly wanted to meet the guy who write A Garlic Testament, and he didn't disappoint me. I didn't know that he has written other books. He is most famous for Mayordomo and A Garlic Testament, but he has written a lot of fiction and I took the opportunity to pick up a few of his other books. The garlic was all in the ground for winter but he had squash and books for sale.
One of my neighbors in Velarde is a singer songwriter and she and her band were playing during the studio tour. We caught them at Zuly's, a new cafe in town. Fletcher and John were fun to listen to--I love their celtic/folk style.

Today I was in Taos and went to see the new show at Weaving Southwest. It looks great. There was a lot of work I hadn't seen before from Mary Zicafoose, Skaidrite Mckaeg, Karen Benjamin, Sherri Coffey, La Donna Mayer, Michael Rhode, and others. I loved seeing La Donna's new work as she was an apprentice with James Koehler the same time I was. Her new work is very enjoyable. Way to go La Donna!
And I am hoping this blank wall above the entrance to the yarn room will have a few of my pieces on it soon. They are currently held up in customs in Frankfurt for some unknown reason. Hopefully they will be freed soon and on their way back to New Mexico.

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