Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Allan Houser Sculpture Garden,Gallery,Santa Fe,NM,Casa Escondida B&B

The Allan Houser Sculpture Garden and Art Gallery is a Santa Fe must-see while a guest at Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast. Casa Escondida B&B is located in historic Chimayo, NM, just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe (on the scenic High Road). Allan Houser is one of the 20th Century's most important artists and one of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s best known artists.  Known primarily as a sculptor (stone and bronze), he was also a painter and a teacher. His art work is featured in museums, private collections and corporate collections throughout the world. Although Allan Houser passed away in 1994, his work lives on! You can experience his magnificent art work at the Allan Houser Gallery, which is located 125 Lincoln Avenue, in Santa Fe. When planning your Santa Fe daytrip, be sure to include the opening reception of the special art exhibit “Allan Houser Works of Stone”. The opening is on Friday, August 17th, 2012 from 5 PM – 7 PM. In addition to viewing his work at the Santa Fe gallery, you can also experience his work at the Allan Houser Studio, Sculpture Gardens and Compound, which is located 25 minutes south of Santa Fe (between Cerrillos, NM and Galisteo, NM). Your trip to the compound will be a memorable one! The compound is a fabulous, 110 acre estate which encompasses Houser’s archives, studio house, sculpture garden, visitor center and a another gallery. The sculpture garden is 10 acres of beautiful, Juniper covered land, which is complete with walking trails and 85 of his outdoor works.  A two - three hour guided tour of the compound can be arranged for a fee of $25 per person. If you are an art or nature lover, then this tour is one of the best Santa Fe tours. Mark your calendars for a very special opportunity because on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th, 2012 from 10 AM – 4 PM, you can experience the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden and Gallery compound for FREE! This is a wonderful Santa Fe event. Take advantage of this once-a-year offering! Also, on Sunday, August 20th from 1 PM – 3 PM, you are welcome to come by the compound and celebrate the 100th birthday of Anna Marie Gallegos Houser (Allan’s wife). Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is happy to assist you with your Allan Houser Sculpture Garden tour reservation. We have wonderful guest rooms available throughout the season.

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