Thursday, July 16, 2009

International Santa Fe Folk Art Market

I just got back from the Netherlands last Tuesday and I hit the ground running. One of the Shipibo Konibo Artists, Anacecilia Rojas Soria (featured in Ecoversity's case focus: report from the forest) participated last weekend in the Santa Fe International Folk Art market --it was a spectacular event and mostly any sense of crisis seemed far away: people took in the best arts and crafts from all over the world, and mostly bought the small things.

To make it really short: it was a privilige to be among so many accomplished artists from some 50 countries around the world and the American volunteerism to make it all happen was unprecedented here in Santa Fe. Here are the portraits of some of the people that participated. I felt in meeting them that I am the son and brother of all. There is incredible beauty and strength in the diversity of who we are as human beings.

Here is the slideshow:

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