The Global Village is returning to ¡Globalquerque! 2014 and promises to be a real highlight of this year's festival. Roughly 30 booths of international crafts, culture and cuisine will be available for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Come early so you'll have plenty of time to explore the diverse offerings. Food and drink will be available until late in the evening, but the craft booths will shut down around 8 or 9. Local cultural groups are invited to bring information about their activities, put out mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
- Friday: 4 PM to close
- Saturday: 10:30 AM to close
Note: The Global Village will be open during the free day programming, from 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday.
Blastedworks was founded by Ella Myrick in the 1980s. She has worked in sand blasting, foil and lead stained glass and glass fusing. Recently, Ella has done work in clay, tin and other mixed media. Ella expresses her interests in New Mexican culture and Mexican Folk art as well as her love of animals through her artwork. She was joined by her partner, musician and digital /mixed media artist George Tassara in 2004, who has since started working in glass fusing. George's artwork is influenced by the folk art of the Latin America, United States and Africa, jazz, dada, surrealism, pop culture and even occasionally his decidedly left of center political views of the world.
Chaska is an organization dedicated to the creation, design and sale of hand-crafted alpaca jewelry and handmade Peruvian accessories. "Chaska" means "star" in Quechua, the native language of the Andes. We work directly with Peruvian artisans who create fabulous works from indigenous items of the Andean highlands of Peru. We began not as a profit-motivated company, but as concerned people focusing on the welfare of the artisans supporting their families. Chaska International, LLC and Chaska Alpaca are now a united effort of Peruvian artisans near Machu Picchu and in the mountain outskirts of Cusco, the old Inca capital.
Fabulous and fantastic glass work by Elias Seidel. Items include handblown glass, goblets, pendants, beads, silver handmade jewelry, natural stones and feather quills.
"Embudo Fabric Design is a small, family owned business that specializes in one of a kind originally designed silk screened Potholders. We produce all of our pieces out of our home studio in Dixon, New Mexico. We hand mix our own colors and hand screen our pieces in order to insure that the colors we see in our natural surroundings can be genuinely reproduced onto our garments. By doing this we hope to bring some of the beauty we see each day to our customers."
Flying Pig Studio
Whimsical images, riddled with folk art nuances such as the Day of the Dead, Frida, roadrunners, and other traditional images inherent to New Mexico.
Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts Shop is owned and managed by three local female artists: Valerie Isenhower, Charlene Kalbfell and Jennifer Spradlin. Their mission is to provide a fun and casual shopping environment with original art made by artists in New Mexico. Items include fine art photographs, natural jewelry creations, and decorative tiles.
Painter, photographer, potter and more, Jade Leyva is rapidly making a name for herself as one of the Southwest's most original artists. Hailing from Mexico City, Jade now calls New Mexico home. Her art is sold around the country and region including galleries in Santa Fe, Tucson, Jackson Hole and others. It is at times whimsical, celebratory and reflective, yet always thought-provoking and expressive.
La Parada offers a rich and eclectic array of items from local artists and artisans from around the world. Talavera garden pottery and benches from Mexico, Oil-drum art from Haiti, textiles from Brazil and India, Jewelry from Oaxaca, and folk art from New Mexican artists are examples of items you will find at La Parada. You can also visit us at our Albuquerque North Valley home in a historic stage-coach stop on a 13 acre property of lush grass and alfalfa (8917 4th Street NW). There we host free community events several times a year like Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop in October, North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop in December, Women & Creativity in March, Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Festival in May, and Shop Around the World in July/August.
Theresa Laferriere of Laughing Hare Hot Glass creates stained glass and fused stained glass mosaics. "In 1994 an old friend of mine was killed in a boating accident in Alaska. Because I could not attend her funeral, I decided to go down to the Rio Grande River and say goodbye to her there. That was the day I found the glass dump. Piles and piles of glass left over from garbage discarded many years ago. I knew instantly that I was supposed to do something with this glass. I spent that day building glass sculpture at the dump, and I came back the next day and did the same thing. Needless to say I brought some glass home and began the process of glass and me. Ten years later I've come to a whole new place with glass. Melting glass, cutting glass and creating mosaics and kaleidescopes is what it is all about now. No doubt this will change too over time. I continue to pursue creativity as a reason for living. See glass, enjoy light!"
Leather bracelets, bags and more.
Madagascar Arts will have a selection of musical instrumtents and crafts from Madagascar. Many of these items were brought to New Mexico by Cooperative Redona for sale at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Made of gourd and cowhide and stamped with traditional images, the valiha—a tube zither from Madagascar made from a species of local bamboo—plays a central role in the religion unique to the community of Cooperative Redona. They are keeping their ancestral heritage alive through music. Learning from their fathers and brothers, instrument-making is a significant part of their livelihood; the income earned supports their families. No cooperative member is formally trained. They learn through observation and assisting their elders. The strings on their instruments are carved from local bamboo and pieces are created through collaboration. Hearing the instrument played gives cooperative members a sense of pride and of home.
Brooke Gold is an art educator and glass-fusing artist who loves melting glass. Layering colors to create depth in her work has been her focus for the last several years. However, as of late she's had fun sculpting her own molds for bowls and vases. Re-purposed glass has allowed her to find new uses for the common wine bottle and insulator caps. These have become fantastic conversation pieces. In addition, Brooke considers her Judaica her most creative work to date. The mezuzahs allow her to work in metals, while the menorahs are complex in the way the fusing is managed.
Jewelry by Anndria Cornish. "Connecting with nature, whether on an island or in the mountains, has brought me inherently closer to the stones I use in my collections. I create from my mind and heart to bring people who wear my creations closer to beauty as nature intended. I travel the continent to find inspiration but it is at home in my New Mexico studio that I bring my inspirations to life. Whether wearing a statement piece for esoteric beauty or wearing a piece for its healing properties, how gems grow in their purest form is something everyone should have a chance to experience."
Nyumbani AfroArt features the artwork of Ugandan artist Davis Muwumba. Davis grew up outside of Jinja, Uganda, where a teacher noticed his natural talent and encouraged him to pursue his art. Years later, Davis listened to the advice and attended art school in Kampala, Uganda's capital. Since finishing school, Davis' artwork has gained popurity around the world as visitors to Uganda buy his pieces and bring them back to their homes. Not only is Davis' artwork spectacular, but it's his humility and hard work that keeps clients coming back.
We carry one-of-a-kind, hand made rugs from Persia, Anatolia, Russia, Bulgaria, Turkmenistan, Romania, Iran, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Tibet, India, Afghanistan, and various other nomadic provinces.
Orange Magnolia's recipes and techniques for soapmaking go back to the 18th and early 19th centuries, when France was the center of European soap making. Along with an appreciation for finely made soap, those traditions traveled to the French colonies, specifically New Orleans, Louisiana where 100 years of family tradition was eventually passed on to co-owner Lee Nicholos, who learned the craft from his grandmother. We've worked to modernize those recipes and techniques as much as possible while still rigorously maintaining our strict standards for high quality soaps to meet the discerning needs of you and your family.
Located in the plaza next to the Flying Star on Rio Grande, Pfeifer Studio specializes in fair trade ethnic handicrafts including gifts, jewelry, fashion, artisanal food items, and home decor. Pfeifer Studio is also a design workshop that creates custom furniture and pillows at studios in both Bernalillo and India. Some of these one-of-a-kind pieces are sold in the shop as well. With an eclectic and ever-changing selection of goods from across the globe, Pfeifer Studio is the place to find something unique, whether it's Vietnamese craft chocolate, 18th century copper cookware, handwoven shawls from Ethiopia or a side table made from sustainably-sourced local Cottonwood.
Each individual stamp has its own story, and in a way, is a miniature work of art. Stamps represent the romance of a handwritten letter, the thrill of travel, and the nostalgia for a past long gone. Postali Jewelry turns these amazing little pieces of art into jewelry that can be worn everyday. Stamps are meticulously cropped to fit a high-quality bezel, and then sealed with resin to enhance the stamp’s colors and ensure its durability. Each piece of jewelry is highly unique, as duplicate stamps are rarely found.
Project Have Hope works with a group of 100 women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda and helps them transform their lives and the lives of their families. Through the sale of their beautiful, handmade paper bead jewelry, the women can feed their families, send their children to school, and look forward to a richer future.
RBI Drums is a small, owner operated drum building workshop in southern Colorado. They specialize in high quality hand drums such as Ashikos and Djembes, as well as Koras, the calabash backed harp that was played at ¡Globalquerque! 2007 by Senegalese performer Lankandia Cissoko. RBI Drums' founder, Michael Schraud, comes from a long line of woodworkers and is himself an instrument builder, wood turner and musician with many years of experience. The drums are lightweight, easy to play and stay in tune very well.
"We sell hemp and organic cotton clothing & accessories, eco-friendly paper products, recycled/upcycled goods, hand-crafted gifts and collectible potteries, locally-produced music, new & used books, and a number of other interesting items. We got into this business because we recognized the need for a focus on natural products, organic clothing and handcrafted goods. Politically and socially-minded media also became an important part of the business."
Santiago Pérez is a painter of colorful and dramatic paintings in the Surrealist-fantasy, Hispanic, Western landscape, Cowboy, and genres. Santiago paints horses, cowboy scenes, portraits, Southwestern landscape, and imaginary worlds of fantastic creatures. He gets his inspiration from art history, folk tales, stories, and poetry.
Original Designs Handmade in Albuquerque! Joanne is a native of New York, having spent most of her life on Long Island. She moved to Albuquerque in August of 1998, having traveled between Long Island and New Mexico for approximately 2 1/2 years before settling in the Southwest. During her adult years on Long Island, there were subtle hints that the Southwest would one day be her home. A constellation that she saw every winter made her look back towards her youth and then forward to her future in New Mexico. Joanne takes her inspiration for jewelry design from the beautiful landscapes and skies of New Mexico while keeping her eye on New York.
Vibrational Medicine specializes in crystals, stones and fossils, carrying thousands of gemstones from New Mexico and around the world. All of the products are meant to be a reflection of spirit and everything can be used as an energy tool to bring us in tune with spirit and to feel blessed, beautiful and happy.
¡Globalquerque! Community Booth
A clearinghouse for local activities and events. Local cultural groups are invited (and encouraged!) to drop off information in the booth to share with the public, including mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
Effective, intuitive bodywork for Albuquerque's massage lovers. Experience increased circulation, more balanced energy levels, and a new sense of calm. Whether you want massage, skin care, or wellness services, we are here to meet your needs.
Visit the booth of KUNM 89.9 FM, New Mexico's premiere public radio station, and pick up free bumper stickers and program guides. Meet the staff and DJs. KUNM—one station, many voices.
Agapaō Coffee and Tea was born in Santa Fe in 2005 out of a love for coffee and a vision to acknowledge all people involved in the chain of distribution. From the farmers who harvest the crops, to the patron enjoying a relaxing moment with their favorite blend of Agapaō Coffee or Tea, our mission is to deliver to our discriminating customer the highest quality coffee and tea blends available.
Fresh Brazilian Cuisine. Serving a variety of Tapas, Empanadas (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), Beef Skewers and Guava Cookies.
A fresh idea in street food, Firenze's Wood Fired Pizzas are done just like you'd find on the streets in Italy. The 10" individual sized pizzas start with fresh (local when possible) ingredients and house made dough, sauces and specialty toppings. After assembly by Firenze's "pizzaioli" the pies make their way to the tiles of the Italian constructed oven for a delicate firing at temperatures in excess of 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This "old world" baking technique cooks the pizza in about 90 seconds and creates a tasty char that you can't get from conventional pizza ovens.
Experience a whole new twist in Southeast Asian cuisine! Khmer (Cambodian) centered, it draws mainly on Thai but also on the Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines. Natural and organic ingredients, many from local growers, are delicately brought together to provide wholesome gourmet-quality cooking that is not only tasty for your palate, but healthy for your body.
Nile Cafe's mobile kitchen serves wonderful healthy Mediterranean food with a southwest twist, including gyros, falafel and tabouli. Come and taste a bit of Egypt!
"Paleta" is Spanish for Popsicle, and do we have plenty to choose from! Our flavors range form the basic to the exotic and adventurous. We also make our own small batch gelatos and offer Kemps Super Premium Ice Cream.
Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico's oldest microbrewery, distributing only naturally conditioned beers in its home state of New Mexico and surrounding states. Santa Fe Brewing Company brews their beer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. All of their beers are made from the finest hops shipped directly from the grower in Washington along with specialty malts imported from the UK. They pride themselves on not only using high quality ingredients but also using no preservatives or pasteurization. Look for the SFBC ¡Globalquerque! Pale Ale!
Vivác Winery is the creation of brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg, along with their wives, Michele and Liliana Padberg, respectively. In November of 1998 Jesse and Chris embarked on a new mission: "to make the best wine possible and have a good time doing it!" This meant professionally crafted, world-ranked, dry red wines—a first for New Mexico. Through extensive travel around the world and mentorships with other local winemakers, they learned about the wine business in general and more specifically about the wine business in Northern New Mexico. The word "Vivác" is a Spanish term meaning "high-altitude refuge," and Vivác Winery is just that. With record-breaking ratings in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Vivác Winery has earned the title of "Highest Rated Red Wine Producer in New Mexico's History." Sunset Magazine has named Vivác "Notable up and coming wine makers" and "Winery to discover now!" With a commitment to excellence, the Vivác Winery family has pushed the boundaries of what New Mexico wine can be!