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May 2015 EVENTS


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IFAAFriday May 1, 2015
Advance tickets go on sale for the
2015 International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED! Tickets for the opening party Friday evening July 10 with music, dancing and shopping are $225. per person ($125 is tax deductible) Saturday morning early bird, 7:30-9am, tickets are $75.00 per person and include all day Saturday admission. Tickets for the regular market Saturday are $15. for adults if purchased before June 1, $20 after. Adult tickets for market on Sunday are $10.00 before June 1, $15 after June 1. Youth 16 and under FREE both days! market Volunteers are admitted Free! Learn about volunteer opportunities!

Friday May 1, 2015
"RED HOT" Haute Flea
6:00 - 8:30pm

tinworkdetail Join the Folk Art Committee and the Friends of Folk Art at the "RED HOT" Haute Flea for a night of fun and surprises! Enjoy food, wine, live music, our fashion boutique of wearable folk art and a Silent Auction of very special folk art treasures including a tinwork mirror frame by Maurice Dixon, (Photo: left) Douglas Preston sculpture and more! In the spirit of the night, guests are encouraged to wear red. Sponsorships are available, or purchase a ticket for $100 per person. All proceeds benefit MOIFA's exhibitions and educational programs. Tickets on-sale in the Gift Shop!


Saturday May 2, 20152015flea
9:00 -9:30pm
EARLYBIRD FOLK ART FLEA Sponsors
of the 2015 "RED HOT" Haute Flea and Folk Art Flea, current friends of folk art members PLUS "RED HOT" Haute Flea ticket holders are admitted early for first pick shopping! To become a sponsor, or to join the Friends of Folk Art, call (505) 982-6366 ext 100.

2015fleaSaturday May 2, 2015
9:30am to 4pm
6th Annual Folk Art Flea

A dazzling array of gently used folk art items- clothing- house wares- pottery- masks- toys and more at incredible bargain prices! ONE DAY ONLY! All proceeds benefit exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum. Admission to the Folk Art Flea is free to the general public, but does not include admission to Museum galleries. To donate or get more information, call the Folk Art Flea hotline (505) 476-1201.

Sunday May 17, 2015
1-4pm
colcha embroidery detail
Events celebrating the opening of
The Red That Colored The World
From Antiquity to today, as symbol and hue, red has risen to the pinnacle of the color spectrum. Throughout art history, a broad red brushstroke has colored the finest art and expressions of daily life. Yet, while most people know red, few know of its most prolific and enduring source: American Cochineal, a tiny scaled insect that produces carminic acid. Fewer still know the story behind its explosive global spread after its first encounter by Spain in 16th century Mexico. Explore this fascinating story. Admission is by Museum admission: EVERYONE FREE, EVERY SUNDAY. (Photo: Colcha Embroidery, Altar cloth-detail. Nina Arroyo Wood, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2013. Handspun New Mexico Churro wool with vegetal dyes and cochineal, 15" x 451/4". Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection (FA.2013.42.1)The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Museum of International Folk Art: Exploring the human endeavor.neh logo

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lecture by Elena Phipps, President, Textile Society of America
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reception Hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico with live music
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Painting with cochineal with Charlie Carrillo,Summer of Color
hands-on project for ages 3 – 103
Colcha demonstration by Nina Arroyo Wood


Museum Hill Cafe»
Lunch with a View!
Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm, Lunch served between 11am and 3 pm, and Sunday Brunch. Reservations accepted! (505) 984-8900.

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