September 21, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Colcha Tour with Juanita Lavadie
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Colcha Tour with Juanita Lavadie

Hispanic Traditions Gallery


Juanita Lavadie is an educator, artist, acequiera and historian. She will give a uniquely informed tour of the current Colcha exhibit.
A retired public school teacher, oral historian, and graphic and fiber artist, Lavadie’s creative and cultural interests are basically all keyed to the acequia system that supports the land, water and inhabitants of Northern New Mexico in general, and the traditional Hispano and indigenous cultures in particular.

Born into a family of weavers and four generations of educators, Lavadie took both her master of arts in graphic and fiber arts, and her bachelor of arts in visual arts and elementary education from New Mexico Highlands University in 1974 and 1973, respectively. She taught elementary bilingual education for three decades at Taos Pueblo Day School and Taos Municipal Schools, with Spanish immersion the latter 10 years in Albuquerque Public Schools.

Free to Museum members and with admission to public .