Louie Garcia

 

Louie Garcia presentation at Santa Fe DaysSanta Fe Days is privileged to present our 2013 Featured Artist, Louie Garcia. On October 12th and 13th, our Native American Indian Arts and Cultural Celebration will highlight Mr. Garcia’s weaving with our theme “Honoring Cotton, Celebrating Traditions”.. Mr. Garcia is a talented artist as well as a dedicated educator from the Tiwa and Piro Pueblos. He has focused his efforts on reviving and preserving the pueblo multigenerational weaving traditions. Mr. Garcia will help us pay tribute to the role of cotton: protecting centuries old heirloom seeds, the art of growing cotton, weaving and tribal clothing.
Louie Luis Garcia Tapestry
 
 
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Sat 12:00pm event





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Mr. Garcia will bring his beautiful loom to demonstrate his spinning and weaving techniques as well as items for purchase. A multi-talented young man, respected for his watchful protection of not only precious artistic techniques but his respect for the spiritual nature of these traditions. We could not ask for a better mentor at our festival. Louie Garcia President of New Mexico Pueblo Fiber Arts Guild

 

Louie Garcia is the current president of the New Mexico Pueblo Fiber Arts Guild and teaches Pueblo weaving at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. He has won many awards including the 2012 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow at the School for Advanced Research. Mr. Garcia teaches pueblo men’s weaving classes at the Santa Clara Pueblo in an effort to help revive the art of growing cotton and weaving in Santa Clara. Garcia holds a BA in Biology and Spanish as well as an MA in language literacy and sociocultural education.

Also, Louie was recently featured in Spin-Off Magazine.

Louie Garcia Spin Off Magazine
Louie Garcia weaver at Santa Fe Days on the Square Louie Luis Garcia Weave Art
If you would like to know more about Indigenous Native American weaving, please find read this article on the Hopi.