July News…

Boy oh boy where has the summer gone? The start of school is right around the corner! One good thing about working inside is, the museum is nice and cool!

I would like to share what I have been up to on this part of my summer journey….

As I mentioned before in one of my post the museum committee was busy planning a fundraiser for the Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center. I am happy to say that the fundraiser turned out to be a great event and brought in some money for the museum to continue with preservation, research, and internship opportunities for students. Thank you to all who supported the fundraiser.

The display cases in the Mezzanine level are all completed and have wonderful artifacts for visitors to the museum to enjoy. The museum was given a very large display case that now has the largest pot made by the Tewa’s on exhibit. I again extend an invitation to come and visit the museum.

I see an end in sight to my file management project that I started at the beginning of summer. All I can say, I am very pleased with the way the files are looking…organized! This is something I want to complete before I leave my position as intern.

The database is another project that I have been trying to get as much work done as possible. Little by little you see small parts of a big job falling into place.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. May your journey bring you new adventures! Peace


Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center Fundraiser

A Celebration of Art and Culture is the theme for the museum fundraiser that we be held Saturday, July 15th at the Luther Bean Museum. The fundraiser will help support the Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center. The university and museum have been very fortunate to have the Salazar Families monetary support given to the museum. Through this financial support an internship position was created; I am lucky to say I was awarded the first internship.

A committee of hard working people have spent a lot of time planning this fundraiser. Many ideas were discussed in the end this is what the fundraiser will entail:

ASU President, Dr. Beverlee J. McClure and Secretary of State Ken Salazar will give the opening remarks.

I am proud to say that my husband and master santero Geronimo Olivas will give a presentation on the art of santo making.

Adopt an Artifact will give attendees the opportunity to select from a list of artifacts they can adopt to help support the Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center in the Luther Bean Museum.  The sponsor will receive a certificate of their adopted artifact and their name will appear on the museum display label with the object for one year.

A Silent Auction featuring art by Geronimo Olivas, Stephen Quiller, Cloyde Snook, and Mary Lavey (donated by Suzy Hussman) will be held as well. The museum is very fortunate to have these wonderful artists support the museum with a donated art piece. This is an opportunity to own a unique and one of a kind piece of art!

I am lucky to be a part of the museum fundraising committee and to help generate funds for the Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center. Through the support given to the center research, preservation on needed artifacts, internship, and so many other things that go into running a museum will continue to happen. Thank you!

A shout out to the Salazar Family for their support and all who support the museum! Peace and God Bless