Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Birds on Pueblo Pottery" Take Flight at Adobe Gallery in August

August is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing--Indian Market! It's the time of year when Santa Fe's population soars from about 67,000 people up to 250,000, as people descend on the city for the world's largest Indian Market.

Amidst all the hub-bub, collectors, especially those of historic pottery, head over to see 77 year-old Al Anthony, owner of Adobe Gallery at 221 Canyon Road.  Al has been in the business for thirty-three years and his passion is the old stuff!  Loyal clients love to pop in and pick Al's brain about his knowledge of Pueblo pottery.

Whether you're in the market for pots ranging from a few thousand dollars all the way up to $70,000, you'll no doubt appreciate Adobe Gallery's August show entitled "Birds on Pueblo Pottery". With nearly 60 pots, the show will feature historic and contemporary pieces with avian themes. Pueblo potters have been using these motifs for more than a thousand years, and the pots in the show will highlight pieces from 1880-1940 as well as ones from the last twenty years.

"Birds on Pueblo Pottery" will open with a Pueblo-style reception on Monday, August 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will run through August 31.  So, to Adobe Gallery in August for a unique look into historic Pueblo pottery.  For more information visit http://www.adobegallery/ or call 505-955-0550.

Watch a video of Al Anthony talking about "Birds on Pueblo Pottery" HERE:

1 comment:

Barry said...

Al Anthony is a walking encyclopedia about pueblo pottery, so I often rely on him for authoritative information and advice. AND, he's really a nice guy! I've had the good fortune to visit Al's gallery in Santa Fe and meet meet personally. And, we e-mail and talk often over the phone. The pots in the video are beautiful; I only wish I could be in Santa Fe for the opening. Good luck with the show Al, and thanks for getting this one of a kind display together. It does a great service to the pots, the artists, pueblo traditions and the collecting community. If there's a book or catalog for it, I'd love to purchase a copy.
Best and with respect,
Barry Palevitz, Athens GA