Gypsy Wagon in late summer garden with Papa Bear and BabyGallery and Studio Fronts with Mount Blanca in background

You've arrived when you see Joyce's Gypsy Wagon and Murals at 718 Main Street,
Blanca, Co. - in the beautiful San Luis Valley, home of the Sandhill Crane Festival!

Visit Forest Tango Art Gallery at the foot of Mount Blanca, just west of La Veta Pass on Hwy. 160,
a skip and a jump from The Great Sand Dunes National Park. We are a short jaunt northwest of
Taos, N.M. (turn left from Hwy 159 at Fort Garland, Colorado).

Forest Tango Art Gallery

Local and Regional Art and Craftsmanship
View of cards and pottery
Main Rooms
Fine Art and Fine Crafts, Custom Furniture

Pottery and Cards

Area of main room divided by floating wall. Traditional cabinet.

Mid Area with selection of landscape paintings by Terry Henrie
The art gallery is in a historic old building that was once a general store. With its beautiful high tin ceiling and open space, it is an ideal environment for art and music. In our sixteen years here there has always been something fun happening. Sometimes it's a planned reception, but often it's just an impromptu gathering of people who love the arts.

Ila Tafoya dancing at reception

Joyce creates just the right space for each event. Terry built a wooden stage for a folk dancer. Ila Tafoya graciously accepted our invitation to don one of her beautiful costumes to perform for an evening of merriment at one of our receptions. Her rapid, rythmic heel clicks on the platform reverberated throughout the rooms of the gallery. We thank her again for helping us celebrate another year here in the San Luis Valley.

Custom Joinery by Affinity

Furniture by Ralph Sheetz Stained Glass Door Trastero.

This cabinet has a folding desk and adjustable shelves behind the beautifully made glass windows.

Custom handcrafted by Ralph Sheetz in old world methods utilizing pinned mortise and tenon joinery with chip carved details.

A spanish style wooden cabinet called a trastero with doors open to reveal beautiful interior with folding shelf that converts to desk.
Joyce's Screens

Trompe l'oeil painted screen, click to see

One of Joyce's painted faux window screens

Joyce's whimsical doors and windows

Little girl peeking around a door, click to see

Trompe l'oeil full size doorway by Joyce Garcia Henrie

Joyce painted this door within a door for an art auction benefit in Longmont. It was a sample. The winning bidder chose to have her real daughter painted on her actual room door.

Front entry display, painted wooden screen, pottery, sculpture.

Pottery by Derek VonDrehle ... Painted wooden screen by Joyce Henrie ... Wooden angel
sculpture by Terry Henrie.

Fair tents and booths in the garden on a summer day

An Art Fair in the Garden is in our future plans. Artists from Alamosa,
Monte Vista, San Luis, and the greater San Luis Valley will join us on
summer weekends.

Photo edited by J.H.

selection of gifts
Dream Pockets
Needle Felted Angel
Fiber Bird
Paper Clay Bird
Woven Wristcuff

Selection of fine crafts by Joyce Garcia Henrie

Forest Tango Art Works
Art by Joyce and Terry Henrie
718 Main Street/ P.O. 33, Blanca, Co, 81123