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Almost Lost Arts Book Talk & Signing

with author Emily Freidenrich, in conversation with Albuquerque artist Joanna Keane Lopez

Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 3:30–5:30 PM

At El Rey Court, 1862 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM

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What does it mean to be a maker, artist, or artisan in the twenty-first century?

In her new book, Almost Lost Arts (Chronicle Books, 2019), Emily Freidenrich explores the work of twenty artisans from across the globe who practice traditional art forms, historical techniques, or analog technologies that would otherwise be lost to the past. Presented by Santa Fe Found at the beautiful El Rey Court, Emily will be joined by Albuquerque-based sculptor and enjarradora Joanna Keane Lopez for a discussion about the artist's work with adobe, and the rewards and challenges of slow, intentional process and working by hand in our fast-paced digital age.

This event is free! Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author and artist.

Emily Freidenrich is a researcher, author, and art-lover based in Seattle with her creative director husband and energetic corgi. Her background in art history, archaeology, and museology informs her approach to Modern and contemporary art, illustration, design, folk art, and craft, and what it means to be an artist today. She is also the author of The Art of Beatrix Potter (for Chronicle Books, 2016, as Emily Zach), and works by day in book publishing. 

Joanna Keane Lopez is an artist, builder, and community organizer who works with site-specific installation, painting, and public art. Working primarily in adobe architecture, earthen plaster, and aliz (a clay slip paint) Lopez explores sculpture in engagement with the land. She is an alumni of the University of New Mexico, and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Fulcrum Fund of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and recently put on Women + Mud, a pop-up exhibit for the grand opening of Judy Chicago’s Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, New Mexico.

Zippy Guerin is a curator, producer, and the founder of Santa Fe Found, a website and social media community that celebrates the stories of local creatives and entrepreneurs. Zippy grew up in Cambridge, MA, lived in New Mexico for 4 years, and now lives in Los Angeles. Her photography of enjarradora Anita Rodriguez and other adobe workers in Taos is featured in "Almost Lost Arts" by Emily Freidenrich. Zippy has a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.