Drawing from the Well


Drawing from the Well is a program that was initiated in 1999 with the Museum of New Mexico's Office of Statewide Programs and Education, the Peñasco Independent Schools and Viewpoint Productions. Since its inception there have been many individuals and organizations that have contributed their generosity of time, resources, hospitality, great ideas, commitment and funding. Drawing from the Well would not have been possible without the success of partnerships and collaborations. We would like to deeply thank each individual participant of the program through the following list of individuals and organizations that have made our mission possible.

Teachers: Ray Maestas, Katrina Ortiz, Elena Romero, Lori Garcia, Nancy Buechley, Ben Gurule, and Jody Leal from Peñasco Jr./Sr. High School

Gladys Herrera-Gurule, Carlos Abeyta, Adrian Cordova, Andy Torres, Mercy Romero, David Lucero and the administrative staff of the Peñasco Independent Schools

Sue Sturtevant, Marcia deChadenedes and staff with the Office of Statewide Programs and Education, Museum of New Mexico and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation

John Martinez, Miguel Santistevan, Ron Martinez, and staff from La Jicarita Enterprise Community

Marcia Brenden, Eric Romero, Paul Martinez, and staff from the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations

Susan Straight, Singli Agnew and staff at the Center for Service Learning Opportunities in Education

Liz Rannefeld, Beverly Huff, Nancy Dimit Lopez, Carolyn Dougherty, Tey Mariana Nunn, Penny Gomez, Diana DeSantis, Lou Ann Shurbet and docents from the Museum of International Folk Art and the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM

Staff and docents from the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque

Curriculum Reviewers: Evangelina Anaya and many other teachers along the way

Grant administrators with the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education
Grant administrators with New Mexico Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs
Anne Fullerton and staff with Bread for the Journey
Honoring the Elders and the Peñasco/Picuris Coalition members

Judy Goldberg and associates of Viewpoint Productions, including Consuelo Gonzales, Anne Farrell, Grant Taylor, Doug Crawford, Thayer Carter and Project Crossroads staff Guest Presenters: Lorain Varela, Art Gomez, Peñasco Mariachi Band, Joe Hayes, Eric Romero

And most significant are the ancianos, community interviewees and the Peñasco Middle School students from 1999 - 2002 who gave their memories, creativity and dedication to this program. In each year's Community Celebration Program Guide we acknowledge all of the participants for that year. Please see program guides in the Appendix/Samples and Activities for names.