As the days get longer, bit by bit, we at Cornerstones are looking forward to the upcoming 2019 projects that reflect our mission.
In January we welcomed our new intern, Issac Logsdon (pictured above). Issac received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History and Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. in 2018. He has many interests and he will be helping us with multiple projects, including Social Media, marketing and PR, grant writing and adobe brick making. He is a valuable addition to our family.
The Wellesley Village Church Youth group from Wellesley, Massachusetts (pictured above in 2018) will return in April to spend a week working on a variety of projects in the Plaza del Cerro in Chimayo. This will be the second year in a row that the group has made the Plaza del Cerro one of their Service Projects. The Youth Group has been volunteering with Cornerstones almost every year since 2011 and has provided funding for three of their projects during that time! We are so grateful for their support.
Church projects in Mora, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties will start in May and will be listed on our web site for those interested in volunteering for adobe repair and mud-plastering. In addition, we will celebrate the Historic Preservation Month of May with four Saturdays devoted to adobe brick-making in Santa Fe. Volunteers – young and old - are encouraged to join us! Locations and times will be listed on our website on the “Engage” page under “workshops”. Information regarding church projects and adobe brick-making will also be included in future MudBlasts.
Our Solar Initiative continues to grow, and as we follow-up on past projects(Ribera Cultural Community Center pictured above) we are sinking our teeth into new, exciting endeavors during the coming year. Decisions on the first grant round in 2019 will be made at the end of February and we will share the news in our next MudBlast.
As always, we deeply appreciate your interest in and support of our efforts to partner with communities for a sustainable heritage.
We thought the following might be of interest to you and are happy to share the information:
On February 14, 2019, the Historic Santa Fe Foundation will sponsor a lecture by Tonia Sing Chi on Building Reciprocity: Participation in Native American Housing and Perpetuation of Earthen Architectural Traditions at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Ms. Chi researched material in Cornerstones’ files on our work at the Acoma Pueblo as the basis for one of the 4 topics she is presenting. If you are interested in attending the lecture, please contact HSFF at https://www.historicsantafe.org/salon for more information.