We met some fellow homeschoolers at the Art Center here in town for a docent tour. The Center is featuring an exhibit titled: Retablos, Reinterpreting a Tradition. A retablo is a small painting, usually on wood or metal, representing a saint from the Catholic religion. Part of the Mexican tradition, they were purchased for the home for devotionals or as a way to show gratitude to the saint.
The exhibit had antique retablos and ex-votos as well as new work by Boise artist Alma Gomez.
I liked this painting of "Saint" Frida Kahlo...
The Center is located in a historic home built in 1883. The poet Ezra Pound was born in the house in 1885. In recent years, it was remodeled in the appropriate style of the late 19th century. Downstairs is the gallery and upstairs is reserved for visiting artists and musicians. Since no one was using it while we were there, we were lucky enough to get a quick tour.