Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Travels with Mom and Joan

The last couple of weeks were spent with my darling mother and her good friend Joan. What a pleasure it was to show the ladies some of our favorite New Mexico haunts, sans the closed National Parks, of course. No White Sands..sniff...

We managed a much desired trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. If you have never been, it is quite an experience to be in the thick of things with hot air balloons ascending directly above your head!

We enjoyed cheese enchiladas at one of my favorite eateries in Albuquerque, The Range Café.

Then on to Santa Fe to visit the amazing home of our dear friend and fellow Italian Sketchbook participant Rick Allred and friend Maggi and then on to an Opening Reception at Metallo Gallery in Madrid, New Mexico. This was Mom's first time to the gallery that represents Michael's artwork.
Above, Michael with "The Juggler" and below right, his depiction of "The Magician"
...with Mom on the left, enjoying the music just outside the gallery

We had a wonderful reunion with former students Terry and Mary Daniels (class of '92!) and their lovely daughters; who surprised us by driving all the way from Phoenix for the show! It was so great seeing you guys!

Group Show ~ Tarot - The Major Arcana at Metallo Gallery, Madrid, NM. With each artist depicting one of the Major Arcana from the deck of Tarot in their own style.
"The High Priestess"  Artist ~ Melissa Morgan
Group Show ~ The Tarot-The Major Arcana

We also managed to finally make it to the Museum of International Folk Art and we are kicking ourselves for not getting there sooner! What an incredible and unique museum.

Additionally we visited the Georgia O'Keefe Museum, walked the Plaza, toured the Miraculous Spiral Staircase at the Loretta Chapel, perused a local art fair and hit the spa tub at the our favorite motel. Not bad for two days!!

And Finally, some colors of Santa Fe. It was a great trip! Thanks Mom and Joan for getting us out of the house!

The always lovely El Rey Motel in Santa Fe

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