Trinidad State News

Tinwork art workshop set at TSJC

Valley Campus / August 26, 2015 / by Margaret Sanderson

Join in a rare opportunity to learn the art of tinwork featuring the accomplished "Laton" artist Gene Gurule.

Trinidad State Junior College , in conjunction with, Adobe de Oro (Concilio de Artes), and Southern Rockies Heritage School will be sponsoring this cultural event. Gene is a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor's degree in art. He acquired his unique craftsmanship working with the renowned third generation Master Tinsmith Angelina Delgado Martinez.

Gene's ornamental folk art originated in New Mexico in the mid 1800's . His intricate tinwork art pieces include picture frames, religious icons, mirrors, children's toys, nichos, candle sconces, and much more.

During this upcoming month, two "Laton" workshops will be held; the first one will be held on Friday, September 18, from 1-4 p.m. The second workshop will be on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Both workshops will take place at Trinidad State Junior College Campus in Alamosa.

The cost of each workshop will be $50 which includes the use of tools and materials needed to create a beautiful work of art. There will be limited spaces available so call and register quickly. For more information and registration call TSJC Dean of Students Robert Martinez at 589-7050.

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