Winter hours October 1st through April 14th.
10 AM til 4 PM Summer hours starting April 15th through September 30th.
10 AM til 5 PM
If you have a group interested in visiting
the gallery with Roxanne Swentzell or during off hours, give us a call at 505-455-3037 a day in
advance and we can set up a time. All tours with Roxanne or during off hours require an up front $50 per hour non-refundable fee.
TOWER GALLERY HISTORY & FACTS
Tower History: Acknowledging the significance
of the revitalization of Pojoaque Pueblo, the Poeh Cultural
Center, Tower Gallery and Museum have been constructed, where
possible, with traditional Pueblo architectural elements and
building methods. To help preserve and revitalize these techniques – and
to honor the communal approach to construction – many
Pueblo community members have been a part of the Poeh Center
and Museum's construction, providing them with a unique opportunity
to learn traditional Pueblo construction methods.
in Northern New Mexico have been constructing their “adobe” homes
for more than 1,000 years. Historically, Pueblo Indians built
large multi-story adobe structures. These buildings, incorporating
multi-family homes and communal spaces, were called “Pueblos” (translated
as “Villages” in English) by early Spanish settlers.
Adobe is all natural and consists mud, water, hay, straw, and
sometimes manure. Traditional adobe homes have a flat roof
constructed of vigas (large wooden beams); more modern homes
also include beehive-style fireplaces, and Nichos (niches)
carved out of the wall for religious displays.
The Making of the Tower
To the Left is an interactive slide show of some of the images
from all of the hard work that went into the making of the gallery.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q. Why did Roxanne open her own gallery? A. It has been a dream of Roxanne's to have a gallery of her own
for a long time. She has endless possiblities for arranging and
filling the space with her art now that she has a place of her
I have been trying for years to get an original clay but I am
always outbid. Will the Gallery make this any easier?
A. Yes. Roxanne has been making original clay
pieces that are available on a first come first serve basis at
the gallery. Call to find out what is available, but we are hoping
to always carry some unadvertised work to attract people to drive
out from Santa Fe.
Does Roxanne ever appear
at the Tower Gallery?
A. Yes. She has a studio adjoining the gallery where
she is often working on new sculptures. So far she has no set hours
but she is planning on setting aside some days for people to come
and watch her sculpting clay. This will probably start when the
adjoining kiln room is finished next to the gallery Apr/May 2007.
Q. Can we get a DVD of the
movie we saw in the theatre room beneath the gallery?
A. Yes. They
are for sale now for $25. Visit Our Online Store
Q. Will Roxanne be selling
her originals at Indian Market?
A. No. The Original Clay sculptures
and masks will now only be available at Roxanne's Gallery here
Q. When is the Gallery open?
Our hours are 10AM til 4PM
Monday thru Saturday.