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Heather McKearnan is a popular bartender at El Rey Court’s La Reina bar, a community favorite. The mezcal and tequila bar is part of the historic 86-room boutique hotel on Route 66 in Santa Fe. After all, it’s only fitting that a king (el rey) has a queen (la reina).
The vision of Tierra Mar Gallery, founded by Brenda and Glenn Renner, resonates now more than ever. “It’s about the experience of art,” says Glenn. “Especially after we’ve all been locked up for the pandemic, we believe the chance to interact with beauty and creativity in the physical world is still essential.”
If the Rio Grande could talk, it would tell you about Indigenous people who sustained themselves along its banks for millennia. At least 700 year ago, the Tewa village of Phiogeh was established, and their farmers grew the three sisters — corn, beans and squash — as well as cotton and amaranth.
Although she is the fourth generation in a dynasty of accomplished women artists, Helen K. Tindel wasn’t eager to inherit the mantle from her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
By the time Susan and Joe Malaga were ready to build a custom home in Santa Fe, they knew exactly what they wanted: a high-quality home with a timeless design.
The squash blossom necklace evolved over several centuries, and although its history is rooted in non-Native culture, the style has become synonymous with Southwestern American Indian jewelry.
John Rochester, who describes his role at Morgan Stanley as “a senior vice president, wealth ad-visor,” has been involved in charitable activities with local and national organizations since the late 1980s.
The love between Merlene Schain and Sarah Stolar runs deep and strong. This mother–daughter duo of artists not only share studio space in Santa Fe, but a bond that nothing — not even Alzheimer’s disease afflicting Schain — can break.
If it can fit onto a knife handle, William Wirtel knows about it. Not only does he know about it, but he’s probably searched for it, tracked it down, dug it up, cut it, studied it and used it for the handle of one the knives he sells through his business, Santa Fe Stoneworks.
The moment for David Rentfrow came when he was hiking with his then twenty-year-old son, Sage, on Tesuque Peak. His son, who had planned to go to college in Missouri, turned to the west, looked at the sun coming down over the Jemez Mountains and said, “Dad, I’m moving here.”
Chile may be New Mexico’s most famous culinary ingredient, but the prized piñon takes a close second. This cherished pine nut may be small, but it’s packed with big, buttery sweetness.
Santa Fe has long been known as a hub of creativity, but last summer the three founders of Earthseed Black Arts Alliance, a new artist collective, decided something was missing: a way to bring together Black artists and creatives in Northern New Mexico. Earthseed answers that need.