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COLCHA CIRCLE: A Stitch of Northern New Mexico Culture

COLCHA CIRCLE: A Stitch of Northern New Mexico Culture, a new documentary film

Now Showing! Daily Screenings
The Heritage Center 848 State Road 68, Alcade, NM 87511
(505) 852-0030
Tues. thru Sat. 9:30am to 5:00pm (closed Mondays)

NOW SHOWING at The Heritage Center in Alcalde, is a new Documentary film, “Colcha Circle” which captures a wide-ranging discussion on this tradition with 11 acclaimed Colcha Artists from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

Fiber art is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, and New Mexico is one of the few regions left in the United States where fiber art is thriving. Over the past centuries, fiber art has played a crucial role in the economy of this region. To fully understand and appreciate New Mexico’s diverse culture, rich traditions, and colorful history, you have to understand the art.

Running Time: 44 Minutes, Free Admission. Open to the Public.



Your Cultural Guide to Northern New Mexico - 2018/2019 Edition

The new fourth issue of our Heritage Area publication is now available in Taos, Española, Santa Fe and vicinities at selected magazine stands and visitor centers, and at our National Heritage Center in Alcalde. You may read it online at

Art Exhibition of New Mexico Artists: "Without Borders: Arté Sín Fronteras"
A Partnership Project with History Colorado & The El Pueblo History Museum.

December 1 thru March 1, 2019
The El Pueblo History Museum 301 North Union, Pueblo, CO 81003

"Without Borders: Arté Sín Fronteras" is an artistic conversation with El Pueblo History Museum’s acclaimed history exhibit Borderlands of Southern Colorado.  A Diverse collective of Artists from Northern New Mexico and beyond, displaying artwork in a variety of mediums, which explore the concept of Borderlands & what homelands are today.  Nearly two dozen Borderlands artists share their part of a dialogue that artists are having always, within a land of shared heritage & history. The exhibit showcases diverse contemporary art media to expand on the words of philosopher Gloria Anzaldúa, “To survive the Borderlands/you must live sin fronteras/be a crossroads.”

Featured New Mexican Artists: Thomas Vigil, Erin Currier, Roxanne Swentzell, Jason Garcia, Diego Romero, Jodie Herrera, Vicente Telles and many more!

Visit History Colorado to plan your visit!