Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Shidoni Gallery, Sculpture Garden, Foundry, Casa Escondida B&B

A trip to the Shidoni Foundry, Gallery and Sculpture Garden is a must-see while a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. Casa Escondida B&B is only 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, in the historic village of Chimayo, NM (on the High Road). The Shidoni Foundry, Gallery and Sculpture Garden isn’t like anything else you will see during your New Mexico vacation. Located in the village of Tesuque (te-soo-ke), NM, this art compound consists of an art gallery, a bronze gallery, 8 acres of sculpture gardens and a bronze art foundry. The indoor art galleries represent more than 150 artists from all over the country! Stroll the outdoor sculpture gardens. Watch 2000 degree molten bronze being poured at the foundry. The galleries are open Monday – Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM. The sculpture gardens are open during daylight hours. There is no fee for visiting the galleries or the sculpture gardens. There is only a $3 fee for the self-guided tour of the foundry. These self-guided foundry tours are available Monday - Friday from Noon – 1 PM. On Saturdays the foundry tour is $5, during which you can view an actual pour at the foundry, which is part of the process of of producing the final works of bronze sculputre artists. Pours are typically at 1 PM; 2:45 PM and 4 PM. You need to arrive 15 minutes before the pour. Call to confirm the pour times. On August 20th & 21st, 2012, you are invited to a special gallery opening at the Shidoni Gallery, for Stephen E. Lee, who is a New Mexico sculpture of western works. He will be doing a sculpting demonstration and showing many of his works. During your visit to Shidoni, be sure to stop in next door and spend some time at the Tesuque Glassoworks, which houses a glass blowing studio and blown glass art gallery. There are daily glass blowing demonstrations. You will be amazed as you watch Charles Miner work. He is a master at the art of glass blowing. You are able to watch him turn hot molten glass into art! Tesuque Glassworks is open 7-days a week from 10 AM – 5 PM. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful rooms available for your New Mexico getaway. We also have special occasion packages available to enhance your stay. We look forward to having you as our guest. 

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