Arts
Fine art

Sense and sensuality

When was the last time you saw a haunting and haughty figurative piece from Larry Bell? Or a tall, deliciously sinuous metal feminine from Frank Seckler? Well, get ready for a …
Fine art

Refreshing perspective

Historically, women have been underrepresented in art on a scale that many, even in the art world, fail to understand.Harwood Museum of Art Executive Director Dr. Richard Tobin …
Fine art

Art for the people, by the people

Taos has a lot of artists hustling to raise a family and to earn a living while creating amazing art. In fact, many pieces of artwork speak to this reality: of what it's like to be …
Fine art

Taos art set to line the streets

"Taos is Art." These powerfully succinct words describe our town as one of the remaining authentic locations in the United States in which to experience and collect art. In celebration …
Fine art

Market correction

A sign on a Taos shop window recently stated, "Customers wanted. No experience necessary."Perhaps a sense of humor and a bit of optimism is what helps to keep Taos shops and …
Museums

Kit Carson Museum closes temporarily

Word gets around Taos quickly. When the Kit Carson Home and Museum closed suddenly Feb. 2, locals were left asking, ‘What happened?’
Theater

Taos-inspired play opens

Taos Onstage brings the Joan Ackermann play, "Off the Map," back to its roots for a two-week run at the Hopi dining room in the Kachina Lodge.

Gallery hosts benefit for homeless

It may not be snowing, but the nights are frigid and the ground is frozen. For many homeless people, sleeping outside during winter is a dance with death. The Taos Men’s Shelter provides a lifeline for men who have nowhere else to stay the night.
Fine art

Hands-on artwork

Get ready for some fun Friday (Feb. 9) from 4-7 p.m. at Taos Clay Studio’s pre-Valentine’s party. The residents, interns and member clay artists of Taos Clay Studio are focusin
Fine art

Work by Women

Erin Currier’s artwork has been featured in numerous solo shows, and is exhibited and collected internationally. She describes her pieces as “part portraiture, part collage constructed of disinherited consumer ‘waste’ collected in nearly 50 countries, part sociopolitical archive, but wholly humanist.”
Fine art

Compact creativity

Millicent Rogers, as a Taos resident and philanthropist, had a profound impact on the arts and cultural scenes here. And, likewise, the museum that bears her name holds indisputably important collections representing “the heritage of American Southwest art.”
Fine art

How has violence affected your life?

Nonviolence Works is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve the mental health needs of adults, children, families and veterans in Taos County. They posed a provocative, soul-searching question for Taos Middle School teacher Christine Autumn to explore and share with her students through visual art: How has violence affected your life?
Music
Music

Inspired by nature

The Taos Chamber Music (TCMG) continues its 25th season with "Storm and Stillness," a program devoted to music that is inspired by the richness of the natural world.As is often the case with TCMG …
Music

Five-piece groove

For the past three years, the Taos Jazz Bebop Society has worked hard to present world-class jazz events in Taos.
Music

Roots of American music

Spirituals. Ragtime. Blues. Rhythm & Blues. Jazz. American music is defined by these original genres created by the African-American community.
Entertainment

Opera screening, Valentines Day and more

Taoseños and visitors are in for a treat this week as romance, opera, and more provide a variety of choices for fun things to do. Check it out ...
Entertainment

Get ready for 'Night of 1,000 Stars'

Auditions for Night of 1,000 Stars is right around the corner.
Film
Movies

Movie review: 'The 15:17 to Paris'

The young American men who instinctively acted to thwart what could have been a catastrophic terror attack on a train bound for Paris Aug. 21, 2015 have rightfully been called …
Movies

Movie review: 'The Shape of Water'

‘Unable to perceive the shape of You, I find You all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with Your love, It humbles my heart, For You are everywhere” — Guillermo del Toro
Film

To frack or not to frack

The genesis of David Luis Leal Cortez’ most recent film, “Drilling Mora County,” and his journey as a filmmaker began where he said he made his first super-8 short films at the University of Michigan in the early 1990s.
Movies

Movie review: ‘Hostiles’

The westward expansion of the United States was largely fueled by the blindness new immigrants felt toward land they believed was theirs for the taking.
Movies

Movie review: 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Mildred Hayes has had it up to here. It has been months since her daughter was murdered, and nothing has been done to find the person responsible. At least as far as she can tell. So, to put it mildly, she’s pissed.
Books
Books

Truth be told

Riveting honesty is how Pat Pollard's memoir, "Long Time Lost" struck me, moments into the first few pages. Describing her progress from being an adoptee to a birth …
Literary arts

New twist on old tales

We can see it now. Taos author John Biscello standing before a crowd of small faces, each looking up at him with eager anticipation, waiting for him to begin reading from his new book, “Once Upon a Time: Classic Tales Reimagined.” Then, pandemonium.
Literary arts

Emotions true and personal

In our starstruck, Kardashian-addled culture, carrying a famous name often entails navigating a maze of other people’s preconceptions.
Passings

Remarkable woman of Taos

A leading Taos scholar, author and arts advocate, Elizabeth Cunningham, died Thursday (Jan. 18), according to her husband Skip Keith Miller. She was 66 years old.

Not the Taos Cow

In 2009, 24-year Dixon resident Michael Benanav contacted a nongovernmental organization to document an indigenous tribe in Northern India.

'Black Sheep, White Crow'

Taos resident Jim Kristofic was six years old when his mother, a nurse, moved the family from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Navajo reservation in Ganado, Arizona.
Culture
Community

Break the chain

For the fifth year, Taos celebrates One Billion Rising, the global movement to end domestic and sexual violence, today (Wednesday, Feb. 14) on Taos Plaza.
Benefit

Two really funny rez guys

Here in Taos, we love our libraries. We show the love with our bond votes and our enthusiastic use of library facilities. This week, the University of New Mexico-Taos Library will be showing some love and appreciation to the community.
Festival

Bon temps

One often associates the celebration of Mardi Gras with drunken debauchery, an excuse to dress in outlandish costumes, parade in the streets and toss strands of shiny cheap plastic beads by the hundreds into a crowd. The town of Red River, however, has adopted its own version of the event in hopes that they can evoke a community-building spirit and make it a family-friendly gathering.
Food and drink

Feast for the senses

The Taos Winter Wine Fest is a four-day Bacchanalian celebration spread across venues in the town of Taos to the alpine vistas of Taos Ski Valley.
Environment

Lecture illuminates 400 years of fire

The Nature Conservancy presents a free lecture by Dr. Ellis Margolis, a research ecologist with the United States Geological Survey’s New Mexico Landscapes Field Station based in Santa Fe. Margolis recently led a research team in a study of the history of fire patterns in the Taos mountains.
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