CARMELLA PADILLA is a journalist, author, and editor who explores intersections in art, culture, and history. She has published extensively, including in The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Latina, and American Craft. Recent books include A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, The Work of Art: Folk Artists in the 21st Century, El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Living History in New Mexico’s La Ciénega Valley, and The Chile Chronicles: Tales of a New Mexico Harvest. A nineteenth-generation native Santa Fean, she is a recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
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