Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Ms. Deborah Blanche
Email deb@palomitaproductions.org
Phone 505/425-5004
Fax 505/425-5004
Address Palomita Productions
Box 1988 Old Town Post Office
Las Vegas, NM  87701
Biographical Info Deborah Blanche -- actor, writer and storyteller -- has been creating Chautauqua programs for NMHC since 1985. Deb has toured coast-to-coast with her ever-expanding repertoire of Western women.
Program Title LAURA GILPIN, PHOTOGRAPHER (1891-1979)
Character Name Laura Gilpin
Program Description She packed in her equipment on horseback, made studio portraits and captured Shiprock from every possible angle. She built both photographic and personal bridges between Native people of the Southwest and the general public. Meet Miss Gilpin in 1954, then a well-known resident of Santa Fe. She narrates a slide show which includes images from her book "The Enduring Navajo." She answers questions and tells numerous behind-the-camera stories about her life and work.
Series Art, Music and Dance
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
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