Thursday, March 19, 2015

Left Early

Our friend Maragete Bagshaw, daughter of Helen Hardin and Cradoc Bashaw died today a the age of 50.  The well known painter lived eight years longer that her acclaimed mother Helen, who died of breast cancer at 42.  They were so talented it is hard to describe.

Helen's paintings adorn our walls. She was a high school classmate whose mother Pablita Velarde is world famous for her art.

This talent runs in the family for sure.  You can read Kate Nelson's remembrance of Magarete here.


Michelle Meaders said...

There's an exhibit at the KiMo Theatre gallery that includes some of this family's work. It isn't listed on the KiMo website, but there was a panel discussion last month at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center about it:

Pueblo women artists lead panel discussion
By ABQnews Staff
PUBLISHED: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 12:02 am

"Prominent Pueblo women artists Marla Allison, Deborah A. Jojola and Glendora Fragua will discuss their dual role as guardians of tradition and a source of innovation in a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center."

"The event offers an exclusive inside look at a new exhibition presented by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center at the KiMo Theatre Gallery, called “Impetus Seekers: Integral Innovations of Pueblo Women Artists,” from the point of view of the artists."

"In addition to Allison, Jojola and Fragua, the new exhibition features great Pueblo artists Tonita Peña, Lucy M. Lewis, Helen Cordero, Pablita Velarde, Helen Hardin and Margarete Bagshaw. The exhibition is part of “On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design,” a cultural partnership that celebrates the art of central New Mexico and was organized with the support of the city of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau."

The article didn't say how long the exhibit would be up at the KiMo, so it may already be gone.

Anonymous said...

I spent time at the Roundhouse this season and the mural of Pablita Velarde's work rescued from an ABQ hotel offered an oasis of calm/creativity. The Roundhouse tour guides did a great job of explaining the mural to visitors.