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Salon El Zaguán: Zozobra Event Chair Ray Sandoval with the head of Zozobra


Salon El Zaguán with Ray Sandoval on the Making of Zozobra
Wednesday, August 21, 3pm

Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is pleased to host a talk by Zozobra Event Chair Ray Sandoval on the inner workings of the festival and annual burning of this iconic Santa Fe character and effigy. The lecture will be held at HSFF’s El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 3pm.

Zozobra Event Chair, Ray Sandoval, was bitten by the Zozobra bug as a youngster and has been involved with Old Man Gloom for 39 years. Passionate about his subject––Zozobra, the biggest and most iconic villain in Santa Fe––Ray will present a lively talk on all the aspects of the Annual Burning of Zozobra from his unique, on-the-job perspective.

Zozobra Event Chair, Ray Sandoval, a native Santa Fesino, is the Director of Corporate Communications for PNM. He received his law degree from American University in Washington, DC, and served as the New Mexico field organizer for the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign. Ray has been building and burning his own Zozobras since childhood and was appointed by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe as the Zozobra Event Chair in 2013. Ray created the exciting Zozobra Decades Project, a journey through the years of Old Man Gloom's existence, which will culminate in a gala 100th-anniversary in 2024, and his commitment to Santa Fe's historic traditions is unparalleled.

The reserved spots will fill up fast. No refunds for non-member tickets/reservations, but tickets can be transferred with buyer’s name on file at HSFF. There is no charge for admission for members and the non-members entry fee is $10. To RSVP FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS, reserve below.