My kids are on Spring break this week, my husband is at a fancy art conference and so I have taken off work to hang out with the kids.
I said that we would have some "cultural literacy' activities. In our family this can mean a trip to the ballet, a play, a visit to the feed store, lunch at the Salvadoran restaurant or the Vietnamese restaurant or watching a movie that we think they should know about.
Yesterday's activity was Tinkertown . Tinkertown is a wonderful place in Sandia Park. It is the life's work of Ross Ward, sign painter, artist, collector and philosopher. Tinkertown contains his collection of carvings and folk art all set up in different displays. My description does not capture the coolnest of the place.
Ross died in 2002, but his family continues to run Tinkertown. It is an ABQ treasure.
The kids admire a wall made from bottles and an old wagon wheel.
This was my son's favorite thing, Esmeralda the Fortune Teller
My Youngest daughter liked the glow in the dark fairies in the gift shop, my oldest liked everthing.
It was a great day.