Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Children of the Portal Holiday Sale

At Main Library Saturday and Sunday

Holiday SaleAlmost everyone knows of the Native American artists who sell their hand made pottery and jewelry everyday on the Palace of the Governors’ portal. But many do not know that these Native Americans’ children are also talented artists in their own right. On Saturday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m and Sunday, December 14, 1-4 p.m the Children of the Portal Holiday Sale will take place in the second floor Community Room at the Main Library. This annual event features young Native American artists from the 19 Pueblos who exhibit and sell their art. All are part of the Portal Program of the Palace of the Governors.

This is the fourth and last year for the Main Library to host the event. By Spring, the Palace of the Governors renovations will be completed and future Children’s Portal sales will be held there. The Library was honored to be able to host this event for four years, and get to know these talented artists. The Library even has calls from out of state asking what weekend this sale is—visitors and locals alike flock to this sale. Over 600 people attended last year’s sale.

Holiday SaleWhy come to the show and sale? For me it is to support these talented young people whom I have watched grow and create amazing pieces of art. My office is adorned with paintings by Camile Slim, Celia and other pre-teen artists. Stephanie’s quirky characters of clay bring a smile to visitors. And Tammy’s bright bead earrings are a popular item at the sale. We hope you will add this to your holiday plans.

by PCH @ Main
Photos courtesy of Palace of the Governors

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