Michael Naranjo, René Magritte, Albert Paley

Airing Saturday December 24th at 4pm on 5.1

Note: we will air an all-new ¡COLORES! on Saturday January 14th, 2017

Michael Naranja

In this special holiday segment, ¡COLORES! features one of New Mexico’s favorite sculptors, Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo). Blinded while serving in the Vietnam War, Michael has since become known for his sculptures of Native American life. In this segment, Michael shows a different side. From his first wax models to the final bronze sculpture, ¡COLORES! follows him through his process of creating something special for the holidays: Santa and his reindeer. He reveals the final product and discusses what Christmas means to him.

“As long as we have that little bit of a child in us and if we can still believe in Santa, then there’s hope.”

The Belgian surrealist painter, René Magritte, asked people to take nothing for granted.

“Magritte sought to reveal the mystery that he believed to be latent in every object.”

Using huge amounts of material and at a gigantic scale, sculptor Albert Paley’s artistic team did the impossible. They designed, modeled and built 13 large-scale pieces in just 14 months.

“He handles this enormous scale with a kind of lightness that is very impressive.”

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Celebrating the creative spirit, ¡COLORES! broadcasts Saturday afternoons at 4pm. ¡COLORES! is a production of New Mexico PBS/KNME-TV. Funding for ¡COLORES! was provided in part by, The Nellita E. Walker Fund, KNME-TV Endowment Fund, The Great Southwestern Arts & Education Endowment Fund… and Viewers Like You.

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