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Last October, The El Rito Studio Tour was a wonderful event!

Grab your cameras and walking shoes and head to the El Rito Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday, October 16 & 17, 2004, from 10am to 6pm. More than 25 artists and craftspeople will be showing at 22 different locations. The fall colors will glow and the air will be crisp.

You’ll watch sparks fly at a blacksmith’s forge and view backstrap weaving, jewelry, baskets, sculpture, and tinwork where they are made. A special attraction will be the Skinwalkers young muralists working their painting magic on the wall of Martin’s gas station.

For 18 years the artists and craftspeople of this small northern New Mexican village have welcomed the public to their studios. Visitors can park their cars and stroll from studio to studio. A short driving loop completes the tour. The elementary school will host a community mercado with arts, crafts, and food.

Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at the Methodist Church or the Parish Hall. Follow up with “Death by Chocolate” at the El Rito Library, where you can also view the work of El Rito’s emerging young artists.

Participating Artists:

* Danny Baldonado
* Carola Bell
* Monika Bittman
* Barbara Campbell
* Carmen Campos
* Emmy Cheney
* Isatu/David Coleman
* Beth Ferguson
* Louise Grunewald
* Jeanine Hartman
* Michael Hennerty
* Molly Hennerty
* James Malone
* Barbara Martin
* Carol Martin-Davis
* Tracy McBride
* Patrick O’Dell
* Gedeon Santos
* Edward, Karen and Raphael Sexton
* Cindy Talamantes
* Joseph Vigil
* Julie Wagner
* Weaving Club
* Woodworkers of NNMCC
* The Skinwalkers young mural painters

Directions: Take 285/84 to Espanola; follow 84 north toward Chama 18 miles to 554. Stay on 554 for 11 miles to El Rito. Pick up maps for a self-guided tour at any of the well-marked studios.

Non-profit status under the sponsorship of the El Rito Library. Partial funding granted by the Rio Arriba County Lodger’s Tax Fund.


Hey kids, don’t be bored this summer. Your El Rito Library is offering you FREE summer art classes.

Come by the Library and sign up to be a participant. Parents will need to sign a permission slip before child can attend.

The Arts Program will feature: Retablo-Making, Book-Making, Drawing, Martial Arts (Aikido), Poetry Writing, Music (Beginning Guitar), and Crafts.

There will be two age groups: 5-8 and 9-13. This program is being funded by The New Mexico Children’s Foundation and the El Rito Studio Tour.

The annual benefit pancake breakfast was scheduled for June 26, 2004. The Library Board of Directors will be cooked up the mouthwatering pancakes. Thanks for joining us and helping keeping your library open at the same time.

Saturday, May 8, 2004
El Rito Library Parking Lot
Flea Market & Swap Meet

Sunday April 25, 2004
Homage to Neruda. A centennial celebration of the poetry of Pablo Neruda.

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