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Los Alamos Art Tour Preview: Part Five

on October 7, 2017 - 3:37am
Sculpture by David Trujillo. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The fourth annual Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

This free, self-guided tour will take visiters into the studios of nine of Los Alamos and White Rock’s talented artists, in addition to two art classes from UNM-Los Alamos. Each stop offers something new and exciting.

At ProjectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square, guest will see a sample of each artist’s work during the hours of the Tour, or come to the reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 to meet the artists, plan your stops, and enjoy some live music.  

Tour booklets with maps can be found at key locations within town, including  Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, White Rock Visitor Center, and both public libraries.

The Studio Tour is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council and Los Alamos MainStreet, and is a New Mexico True event.

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David Trujillo began welding his steel and rock art sculptures when he retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2008.  

He takes recycled, rusted metal parts (some would call junk), sandblasts them, sometimes adds a special hand picked rock, and using a MIG welder, creates whimsical creatures or art forms. Trujillo creates many different sculptures including snakes, birds, owls, fish, horses and dinosaurs.  He has gained praise in these past years in creating whimsical characters.  

Trujillo’ greatest delight and gratification come when compete strangers (especially children) smile, laugh and point to his art pieces. Sometimes the children beg their parents to buy their favorite character.

Trujillo shows his work exclusively at the Karen Wray gallery in Los Alamos. In the past, he has shown his work at the Art Matters gallery in Salida, Colo. and the Coldale art gallery in Coldale, Colo.  He has participated in the Contemporary Hispanic Market (CHM), in Santa Fe for the past seven years, as well as the Los Alamos Art Studio Tour. In 2014, his Cholla Lobo (a steel and rock wolf pup) won the award at the CHM for the best sculpture.

Trujillo lives in Los Alamos with his wife, Janice, and enjoys traveling the world, fly fishing, skiing, four-wheeling and rafting in Colorado, as well as visiting with his three Colorado granddaughters and their parents.

He has built a medieval tower at his Los Alamos residence where he shows his work for the Los Alamos Art Studio Tour. Trujillo is a registered engineer in the state of New Mexico as well as a Master Aviator in the Army and National Guard, flying helicopters in combat situations, including Vietnam and Desert Storm.