December 2016 | January 2017 Feature Articles



Leaving a Legacy

Written By Kathy Chin Leong      

IN 1993, ALLAN AFFELDT READ AN ARTICLE in Preservation magazine that would change his life forever. In this publication was a list of the country’s most important buildings slated for demolition. La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona, was one of them. Abandoned since 1957, the once-elegant La Posada was reduced to a shell, and the owners, the Santa Fe Railroad, were…

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The Wild Enigma

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

INCESSANTLY, ARTISTS ARE ASKED by art writers to toss around names. The names of individuals who lit fires in their bellies or catalyzed the direction of their work. It’s exceedingly rare to find an older living animal sculptor in America whose grasp of three-dimensional forms was influenced by Buckminster Fuller, Willem and Elaine deKooning, and David Smith. Les Perhacs did not…

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The Tribute

Written By Nicole Borgenicht       Photography By Christopher Marona      

IT'S A SPECIAL THING when a homeowner’s passion inspires the architectural design of their home. For the Johnson family, Native American history and Pueblo architecture became a primary inspiration for their residence in southwest Colorado.  Designed by architect Jon Pomeroy and built by Aaron Taylor Construction, the home of Tom and Diane Johnson is a contemporary interpretation of the classic, historic…

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Meditations on Winter

Written By Rosemary Carstens      

WINTER. IN THE FROZEN NORTH, a casual glance takes in vast swaths of unrelenting white, yet a closer look reveals prisms of pinks, blues, lavenders and grays scattered across the landscape by refracted light. Moving south, winter brings a spare palette of leafless trees, slate-colored branches piercing the sky, frozen waterways and an unexpected abundance of wildlife. But in these climes…

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Pictographs on the Pecos

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER of Santa Fe’s historic Plaza, at the intersection of Palace Avenue and Washington Street, sits an architecturally interesting yet unassuming adobe gallery. Its contents, in a way, can be traced to some of the oldest artisans in the Americas. While known as a crossroads of contemporary Western art, the Worrell Gallery, foremost, is identified with the…

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The Evolution of Taste

Written By Corinne Garcia       Photography By Matt Winquist      

THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT AS YEARS GO BY, tastes can change. A one-time cherished piece of art or furniture may lose its luster, at least in the owner’s eyes, as trends and lifestyles evolve and shift. This was certainly the case for a Midwestern couple who exchanged their 9,000-square-foot classic Victorian home near Cincinnati, Ohio, for a Bauhaus-inspired modern home…

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