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The images on this page were created from slides shot by Tucson photographer David Burkhalter at the Museum of Art's exhibit. The museum show featured many color and black and white photographs from which a number have been selected to display on the website. All the artists represented by these images are Tucson residents.

Sample door pulls from the Adobe Anvil Ironworks. (DB)
Sample door pulls from the Adobe Anvil Ironworks. (DB)

These pulls (some of which are in the form of chili peppers) were made by Joe Hernandez Sr. and Joe Hernandez, Jr, whose portraits and more of whose work appears elsewhere in th is exhibit.

Leatherwork by the late Henry "Bambi" Gomez. (DB)
Leatherwork by the late Henry "Bambi" Gomez. (DB)

Mr. Gomez died before the exhibition opened, but his spirit was present in important ways, as was his work. He spent his life serving the Tucson community by making needed items of hand-tooled leather to order.

Chair and table made of mesquite by Luciano Valenzuela Figueroa, courtesy of Arroyo Design, Tucson. (DB)
Chair and table made of mesquite by Luciano Valenzuela Figueroa, courtesy of Arroyo Design, Tucson. (DB)

Although this meticulously-made furniture was designed by the Anglo-American owner of the shop, it is in a real sense a pro duct of the Mexican tradition of handcrafting.

Cupboard made, carved, and painted by members of the Mendívil-Olmedo family. (DB)
Cupboard made, carved, and painted by members of the Mendívil-Olmedo family. (DB)

This wonderful piece of furniture, with its painted relief scenes depicting Heaven, a Mexican village, and Hell, was created just prior to the exhibition.

Snakeskin boots by the Osuna Boot Company. (DB)
Snakeskin boots by the Osuna Boot Company. (DB)

Cobra skin boots complete with heads, made by Claudia's Boots. (DB)
Cobra skin boots complete with heads, made by Claudia's Boots. (DB)

View short video clips of the el Taller section shot at a University of Arizona's Museum of Art exhibit in November 1996.

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