In Taos, the arts and entertainment scene is at a slight lull, but that doesn't mean there's a lot to keep you feet dancing and eyes beholding. Here's a sample of what's going on.
The new year is off to a roaring start with new snow and new hopes for success and happiness. In Taos, the arts and entertainment scene is at a slight lull, but that doesn't mean there's a lot to keep you feet dancing and eyes beholding. Here's a sample of what's going on. For more, of course, check out the print edition of Tempo inside The Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning.
Free ‘Aladdin’ screening at KTAOS
The KTAOS Solar Cinema is showing the 1992 Disney animated hit movie “Aladdin,” featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman and Gilbert Gottfried. “We will show a movie projected in the pavilion on the giant screen, for free,” an announcement reads. Plus, the venue will offer one free kid’s meal with purchase of an adult meal.
The screening will begin at 6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 11) at the KTAOS Solar Center, 9 State Road 150, north of El Prado. Happy hour is from 3-6 p.m. The screening is sponsored by Video Casa of Taos.
“When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lamp — and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn’t quite what he appears to be?” reads a synopsis of the film.
Children are welcome to bring pillows, sleeping bags and snugglies to get cozy and enjoy the movie. “Great kid’s menu to suit everyone’s taste! And fabulous menu and full bar for adults to enjoy while the kiddos are watching the movie — and no babysitter necessary for the evening,” the announcement reads.
See the original before a remake featuring Will Smith as the genie is released this coming May.
Hip hop show at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership
Hard-core Colorado rap artists TMC and Tone ET will be joined by Taos Pueblo hip hop crew Po.10.Cee and DJ 4THEYE today (Jan. 10), 8 p.m., at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, 20 ABC Mesa Road, off U.S. 64 west. Cover is $5.
Coming soon to the Taos Community Auditorium: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’
Now is the time to make plans to see the National Theatre of London in HD production of Tennessee Williams’s 20th-century masterpiece “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The play will be screened Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.
The play was performed during a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Benedict Andrews’s “thrilling revival” (according to The New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance around the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real, and which will win out?
Run time is three hours and 15 minutes including a 25-minute intermission.
Tickets are $18, $15 for Taos Center for the Arts members, and free for youth 17 and under. They may be purchased in advance by calling (575) 758-2052. Tickets will also be available at the box office, which will open 45 minutes before the screening.
Mountainfilm on Tour at Angel Fire Resort
Mountainfilm on Tour, presented by Angel Fire Resort, brings inspiration and education about important issues to audiences around the world. The tour will soon return to Angel Fire Resort at the Angel Fire RV Resort on Saturday, Jan. 19 with documentary films that will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.
“Established in 1979, Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about environments, cultures, issues and adventures,” a press release states.
“Working at the nexus of filmmaking and action, its flagship event is the renowned Mountainfilm festival, a four-day event held each Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The festival has attracted leading documentary filmmakers, artists, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers, scientists, journalists and explorers from around the world to engage in the festival’s tag line of ‘celebrating indomitable spirit.’"
Mountainfilm on Tour shares a selection of the films from the annual festival with audiences around the globe and offers Mountainfilm for Students, a free educational outreach initiative for K-12 schools at tour locations. Year-round and worldwide, the tour reaches over 70,000 people. You can now preview the complete playlist for Mountainfilm on Tour presented by Angel Fire Resort.
A prescreening cocktail party is planned at the RV Resort at 5:30 p.m. The show begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Audience participation is encouraged during discussion following the films. Tickets are available for $15 or at the door for $20.
Free Self-portrait Exhibit at the Taos Community Auditorium
Meet the artists and cast your vote for the People’s Choice at the opening reception for the annual Self Portrait exhibit reception Thursday (Jan. 10) 4-6 p.m. at the Taos Community Auditorium’s Encore Gallery, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Approximately 30 Taos artists express themselves through various media including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Their art reflects personality, life stories and feelings. A juried exhibition will be on display through March 3.
Shroyer in Denver and Harrisburg, Pennsylavania
Charlotte Shroyer’s facial fantasies will be exhibited in two national exhibits: “Figuratively Speaking,” from Jan. 11-Feb. 14 in Pennsylvania at the Art Association of Harrisburg; and in “Resolutions” in Denver, Colorado, at CORE Gallery in the Santa Fe Art District, Jan. 3-20. Shroyer’s work may also be viewed at charlotteshroyer.com
Oaxaca and Texcoco Serapes in Taos
From the Central Valley of Mexico’s Texcoco region and the cloud forests of Oaxaca come two distinct, spectacular weaving traditions, closing the “Hispanic and Indigenous Weavings of Old Mexico” series at Tres Estrellas Gallery, 208 Ranchitos Road, Unit A, Taos. The series features examples of distinct groups of historical serapes from Mexico over the course of six openings. Each exhibit will hang for a two-month duration through 2018 and beyond. Call (575) 770-3262.
• The Michael Gorman Gallery’s newest exhibit includes the work of longtime Taos artist Nicki Marx and Aspen-based artist j. KEO as well as work by gallery owner Michael Gorman. Marx is known for her painting as well as her wearable art; j. KEO is an abstract painter; and Gorman will display ceramics. The gallery is located at 103 East Plaza, Taos. Admission is free. Call (575) 224-6911.
• On view at the Harwood Museum of Art: “Santa Fe, n.d. Print by Garo Antreasian (1922-2018), Gift of the Collection of Dr. Richard & Susan Streeper.” An early interest in printmaking led him to national fame in the technical and artistic potential of fine art lithography. Antreasian was technical director of the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Los Angeles in 1960. He moved to Albuquerque to teach at the University of New Mexico. In 1971 he co-wrote “The Tamarind Book of Lithography: Art and Techniques” with Clinton Adams, which became the definitive text for creative lithography internationally. Antreasian passed away at the age of 96 on Nov. 3. The Harwood Museum of Art is at 238 Ledoux St., Taos. Call (575) 758-9826.
• Studio 107-B’s exhibit, “To Bee Or Not To Bee,” is still on view, with many original and fabulous works of art relating to the bee and its survival on our planet. “Over 70 Taos artists were invited to submit a work of art relating to the honeybee and its survival. The combination is a powerful group show of individually charged works of art.” Studio 107-B, 107-B Taos Plaza North, Taos. Call (575) 779-7832.
• “The Necklace of Winter” by Lavanya Dawn continues at MoMo Taos, 133 Bent St. Dawn’s fantastical contemporary paintings are the product of her lifetime evolution as an artist. For more information, call (505) 690-7871 or email email@example.com.
• The Taos Center for the Arts exhibit of Gary David Suazo’s paintings depicting his home of Taos Pueblo will be displayed through Jan. 28 in the public spaces of The Historic Taos Inn, 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Free. Call (575) 758-2052.
• J. Matthew Thomas’s exhibition “Muted” continues at the Encore Gallery at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Thomas, a Taos-based artist and community organizer, converts discarded consumer waste into constructed landscapes. Read as maps, drawings or blueprints for the contemporary landscape, he says “this phenomenological approach exposes consumerism and our objectified perspective of land.” For more information visit jmatthewthomas.com or call (575) 758-2052.
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