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Hog heaven

Despite cloudy weather and a downpour of rain, the bulk of attendees at the 13th annual Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce Matanza were in hog heaven Saturday.

Preserving Traditions

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photo: Weaver Eva Lucero works on a belt on her loom at her Isleta Pueblo home. She is one of only three weavers in the pueblo right now.

The art of weaving is becoming a rare skill in the Pueblo of Isleta, but is as vital to the community's cultural heritage and preservation as the traditional clothing that require the intricately woven red, white and green belts, hair and leg ties.

Teller family pottery

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photo: Stella Teller ‘cleans up’ a storyteller doll in her Isleta Pueblo studio before firing it. The doll will change colors during firing and then be ready for painting.

Legendary potter Stella Teller sits in her studio connected to her Isleta Pueblo home, her smooth, almost clay-like hands working agilely on an un-fired Navajo storyteller doll.

Stencil art

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila News-Bulletin photo: Belen stencil artist Kevin Harding explains how layers of up to seven stencils are used to create the details in a painting. This picture of two women in Day of the Dead makeup came from a photograph he found on Facebook and asked to use.

The sound of rattle, rattle, hiss, rattle, rattle, hiss is a common tune at Belen stencil artist Kevin Harding's garage studio.