Tammy Garcia at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe is one of our favorites. Although we must confess to spending half our time on Museum Hill at the Wheelwright, where even the Case Trading Post is a museum-esque experience.

Getting back to the MIAC, however, a new exhibit opened there on May 20, 2007, featuring four monumental bronzes by Tammy Garcia of Blue Rain Gallery in Taos.

The four bronzes, each more than six feet tall, will be on display in the courtyard and inside the main entrance of the MIAC. The exhibitions will run through April 27, 2008

It is entitled, “Origins in Tradition”, a name that Ms. Garcia has stated is “…such an appropriate title because I have built my success by drawing inspiration from my rich heritage and, at the same time, not allowing myself to be bound by it.”

Museum director, Shelby Tisdale, commented, “Tammy is a visionary artist. She creates a delicate balance between a sense of place that is expressed in her pueblo worldview and the vitality of modern day life, no matter what medium she is working in.”

We remember Tammy from the days her original gallery opened on Paseo Norte in Taos. We would stop in frequently to see her latest creations in exquisite pottery. She would never disappoint.

We are pleased to see stretching out into bronze and glass.

At the current time, Native-PotteryLink, our web site specializing in pottery from American Indian artisans and pueblo potters does not have any of Tammy’s work in stock. We hope to remedy that in the near future. Many of her colleagues and contemporaries, however, are included in our inventory and displayed on the site. You are invited to visit.