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Friends and Neighbors: The Potter Art Loft


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Children at the Potter Art Loft create masterpieces with Jennifer Thomas. The Potter Art Loft is a community studio where friends meet, can take a class, work on a project, and enjoy the fun downtown atmosphere that Potter has to offer.

When landscape artist Deb Salopek moved to Santa Fe, N.M., from Potter last fall, her little downtown Potter art studio sat empty.

The empty space owned by the Potter Historical Foundation had been vastly renovated and used as a studio for five years. Though more work is needed to complete the renovations, the Foundation didn't want the room to remain empty.

Enter Thomas, Potter-Dix's K-12 art teacher for the past 25 years.

Because the school offers art classes and local youth have many options for after school and weekend activities, there was not necessarily a need for another class or ac...

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