Ain't no shame - it's a tricky one! We find that AB-IH-Q or Æ-BIH-KYOO are the most helpful examples. A word with a similar ending is BARBECUE! Now we're hungry...
The Dome is an adobe structure built to emulate 6th century Byzantine architectural techniques. It was inspired by the famous domed structure, Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul, Turkey, which was originally a Byzantine basilica and is now a mosque. Although it is not a formal place of worship, it holds a sacred energy of other worlds & cultures. Abiquiú Dome was originally owned and used as a studio for our friend & local artist, Lori Faye Bock. It is now owned by metal artist, Connie B. Burkhart, and is a seasonal art gallery & shop, featuring the work of many artists and artisans.
Absolutely! If the Dome isn't open, feel free to pull over at the gate and take photos from there. It makes for a great shot with the mountains in the background. If you post on social media, we'd love for you to tag us: @abiquiudome
Generally, yes. She has done many commissions for people and businesses all over the US. She is happy to discuss design inquiries, however, there are many variables a buyer should consider like if shipping would be necessary, which can be VERY costly for larger pieces. Connie's studio is outdoors so she is limited to working seasonally and depending on her work load, may have to schedule your request for the following season. If you are interested in a commissioned piece, please email email@example.com and put "Commission" in the subject line with a brief description of your design inquiry and we'll put you in touch with Connie to discuss options!
For our Featured Supporting Artists, we will ship select items which will be promoted on our social media - mainly Instagram. Connie's smaller metal art pieces can be shipped but all others depend on the piece and are considered on a case by case basis. We are rolling out an online store for Connie's metal designs and Dome merchandise so keep a look out for that! If you are interested in having something shipped, please email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to us on Facebook & Instagram: @abiquiudome
Yes, but only when the dome is open. Ample parking is located through our gate - just off Hwy 84. Our lot can accommodate campers, vans, smaller RVs and trailers. To spot our entrance, the driveway and gate are located directly in line with the front of the dome next to the big juniper tree. We have signs a 1/4 mile down the highway in each direction and signs and flags at our entrance. Just follow the yellow!
No. Nearest restroom is located at Bode's General Store, 3.5 miles south on Hwy 84.
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