When: June 6-8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Enjoy three days in stunning Santa Fe, N.M., at the historic Acequia Madre House. Stay at the Old Santa Fe Inn just blocks from the central square. On Friday, after a presentation of the 4-acre property, you’ll work outdoors to capture irises from the 1920s, old roses, other perennials and trees like Santa Fe’s only Chinese elm. Enjoy lunch on the grounds. On Saturday and Sunday, we will move indoors to the Community College art department with instructed studio drawing and painting of cuttings from the garden. This class will work toward preservation of the historic garden with support of the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.
Fee: $183 member, $220 non-member (transportation, logging and food not included). All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. Pencil I and introductory class of the color medium of your choice is strongly recommended. Course #08W BI610
Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

1. Reservations at The Old Santa Fe Inn:
Double occupancy (twin beds), two nights $496 (including tax)/room
Double occupancy (queen beds), two nights $565 (including tax)/room
The reservations are under the name Hjelmroos-Koski. If you like to stay at Old Santa Fe Inn, please call 1-888-653-7346 by May 15 and ask the reservation for the individual room (or shared) to be changed in your name.

2. You can arrange your lodging on your own.

Food: On your own. Lunch on June 6 will be provided.

Transportation: On your own. Please carpool if possible.
Mervi will be driving to Santa Fe, leaving from Denver ca. 10 p.m. on June 5. She can take 4 people with her to Santa Fe, however you need to find another transportation back to Colorado since she is not returning to Denver on Sunday.

If you have any questions, please contact Mervi (303-492-5158)

Leonora Curtin Paloheimo

Leonora was born December 7, 1903, in Colorado Springs, the daughter of Thomas and Leonora Curtin. Having inherited her grandmother and mother's passion for the American Southwest, Leonora and her husband, Finnish diplomat, Consul George Paloheimo, assisted in reviving the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, established a living museum of Spanish Colonial history south of Santa Fe called El Rancho de las Golondrinas, entrusted the use of their Pasadena, California property as a museum for the Pasadena Historical Museum.
nd entrusted the use of Consul Paloheimo's estate in Finland to the Sibelius Music Academy, a music school in Finland. All are non-profit efforts promoting the arts and culture. Lenora has been recognized for her philanthropy by the King of Spain and the President of Finland, receiving the highest civil recognition possible from both countries, and by the Governor of New Mexico for excellence in the arts. She was also awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of New Mexico (honorary doctorate) and Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan.
Leonora Curtin Paloheimo died 1999 at the age of 95 in her Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, New Mexico residence where she had resided seasonally and then exclusively since 1972. She retained other residences on her lemon ranch in Carpinteria, California, and also in Jarvenpaa, Finland.

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