by Sandi Martinez
This year, Samuel Luchetti will be showing his art as part of the Abiquiu Studio Tour. His is stop #21 and will be showing his art in the Pueblo de Abiquiu Library on the weekend of October 8-10th, Saturday-Monday. The library will also have a book sale; browse through a myriad of genres and find yourself a good read! Thanks in advance to all the wonderful volunteers who will be helping with the book sale!
This is the 18th annual tour and features the work of over 80 local artists. Abiquiu is a beautiful and historic village; many tourists come to the area in hopes of seeing a glimpse of Georgia O’Keeffe’s residence, and a peek into her gorgeous gardens, as well as the sweeping views of orange, purple, green, and blue hues spread across the land like a live water-color painting. But what most encapsulates the mind, and stirs the senses, is the historic architecture, the rich history of cultural connections, and heritage, but most importantly, the tight-knit relationships so common, protected, and nurtured in this intense and lively village.
Many authors also live in the surrounding areas and have inspired creative and intellectual conversations at the dinner table, at local events, the library and even at the local grocer store, with their work in all genres; easily weaving images, scenery, and story plots that engage the imagination. You can find many of these books in the southwest section of the library. Are you a local and would like a library card? Don’t fret; Rachel Reyes the Librarian can help you fill one out.
Come by the library during the tour and get your glimpse of Samuel’s art, check-out a southwest-themed book, search through the various titles for sale, and take in the dramatic views. See you there!
Library hours: Sun-Thurs, 1-6 PM. Ph: 505.685.4884.