Arts Alive! at MOIFA

Arts Alive! at MOIFA

June 26, 2024 10:00 am
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02:00 pm
Museum of International Folk Art

Straw Applique artist, Jean Anaya Moya, is credited with taking this New Mexico art form to the next level. "Her development as an artist has evolved into her becoming recognized as one of our state’s finest Santeras," said nominator Woody Gwyn, who received a governor’s arts award in 2010. "The high quality and character of the work is, I think, a reflection of the woman herself." Moya’s artistic vision is rooted in the traditions of her family life. She lives in the village of Galisteo where she has raised a family, is an active member of the local Catholic parish, and a highly valued member of the Galisteo Volunteer Fire Department, where she has served as fire chief. Moya also is active on the board of the local arts organization, La Sala de Galisteo. Moya said she was drawn to straw applique not just for its religious meaning, but for the technique. 

Arts Alive! A collaborative summer program on Museum Hill at The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and the Museum of International Folk Art.