Tomas Arrey

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
ArreyTomas
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Blacksmith, metalwork
Heritage
Hispanic
Medium
Ironwork
Statement
"When people are just getting up, I'm hitting the forge," Arrey says. "It takes a lot of ambition to bring back a dying art." [Retrieved from an article in the Bartlett Library vertical file: http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23586]
Biography
As a boy, Arrey often passed time at the neighborhood blacksmith shop of Manuel Apodaca. It wasn't until he'd resigned fro a decade-long career as a welder that he meaning of those childhood experiences surfaced for him, leading him humbly back to a discipleship of this disappearing art. [Retrieved from an article in the Bartlett Library vertical file: http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=23586]
Geographic names
Santa Fe
Related people/organizations
Manuel Apodaca (influenced by)
Steven Lucero (taught)
Jimmy Sedillo Bourguet (worked with)