What's happening in Taos?

Sting's performance in Taos isn't the only thing happening this week ...

By Tempo staff
Posted 8/29/19

Yes, this is the weekend Sting will be performing in Kit Carson Park to a sold-out audience. But, even if you don't have a ticket, there are a lot of other things happening ...

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What's happening in Taos?

Sting's performance in Taos isn't the only thing happening this week ...


Yes, this is the weekend Sting will be performing in Kit Carson Park to a sold-out audience. But, even if you don't have a ticket, there are a lot of other things happening in and around Taos to keep your creative juices flowing. Here's a brief rundown, and if you need to find out even more, check out this week's edition of Tempo magazine inside the Taos News, on sale right now.

‘Sting Arts' Gallery Walk

A special art walk has been organized for Saturday (Aug. 31), in order to bestow a feast for the eyes upon the thousands of guests coming to Taos during Sting weekend. This weekend some galleries have put together special shows and receptions in honor of our guests, here are a few: Wilder-Nightingale Fine Art is having a reception for two of Taos' most esteemed artists, "Immel & Immel: Rhythm and Light." Copper Moon Gallery's exhibition will be featuring new works in clay by Caroline Douglas and new paintings by Lori Faye Bock. Studio 107B has put together yet another provocative show titled "Subversive" with 30-plus established local artists. And Heritage Fine Arts has many new works for the fall season by the artists they represent, including Malcolm Furlow and Timothy Nevaquaya. Contact David Mapes at dapes@davidmapes.com.

'Birth Wisdom' talk and Meet the Harwood Director planned

Inspired by Judy Chicago's "Birth Project" exhibition, ongoing at the Harwood Museum of Art, this discussion on Friday (Aug. 30) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the museum addresses the birthing traditions of Pueblo women in Northern New Mexico. Representatives from Tewa Women United and Taos Pueblo will talk about doula and midwifery education, support for childbirth on the pueblos and answer questions. Jessica Garcia-Lujan, the health and reproductive justice program manager of Tewa Women United, has been working since 2010 as a community doula, childbirth educator, certified lactation educator and in her current position since 2015. And Aspen Mirabal, doula at Taos Pueblo, is a recent graduate of TWU’s Indigenous Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice Yiya Vi Kagingdi Community Doula Project. The talk is free and open to the public. The Harwood Museum of Art is located at 238 Ledoux Street, Taos. Contact Janet Webb at janet@beyondtaos.com or (575) 758-9826.

Also, a chance to meet and greet the Harwood Museum Director Juniper Manley is happening Friday (Aug. 30), 11 a.m., at the Tiwa Kitchen Restaurant 328 Veterans Highway at Taos Pueblo. Manley invites members of the public to sit down with her for an open conversation about how the museum can better serve the Taos community. Admission is free, the public is invited.

Classical music concerts benefits Questa artists

On Saturday (Aug. 31) at noon and on Sunday (Sept. 1) at 1:30 p.m., the Trio Quetava plays Astor Piazzolla, Joaquin Turina and Mozart performed by Rebecca Caron on cello, Andrea Gore on violin and Martha Shepp on piano. Donations support Questa Creative Council. Saturday’s concert is at La Sala Questa, 2331 State Road 522 in Questa. And Sunday's concert is at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Contact Martha Shepp at sheppmartha@gmail.com or (575) 776-7579.

Tribute to Chuck Pyle

Off the Cuff Live will be doing a tribute to the late country music legend Chuck Pyle. The show will feature notable local musicians Michael Hearne and Jimmy Stadler as a kind of prelude to next week’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival. The show will be Monday (Sept. 2), at 7 p.m. sharp and the KTAOS Solar Center Pavilion, 9 State Road 150, north of El Prado. Cover is $5. This live show will be recorded and broadcast the following Sunday, 6 p.m., on KTAO-FM 101.9.Call (575) 758-5826 or visit ktao.com.

The Rifters at KTAOS

And, speaking of KTAOS, that’s where you’ll find the fabulous Rifters Saturday (Aug. 31), 8 p.m., at KTAOS. The Rifters — Don Richmond, Rod Taylor and Jim Bradley — make up this country trio with three-part harmonies and driving desert bluegrass. Tickets are $10 at holdmyticket.com. The KTAOS Solar Pavilion is at 9 State Road 150 north of El Prado. Contact ktao.com.

Gerd Bianga shows at MoMa

Artist reception for German-born, longtime Taos resident painter Gerd Bianga takes place Friday (Aug. 30) from 5-7 p.m. at MoMa gallery, 133 Bent Street, Taos. Bianga will be presenting a new body of work in oil in a solo show titled “Ewiger Blumenschien.” Bianga brings together his latest mix of iconic and traditional subjects and substances in medium and matter on canvas and panel – balancing artistic commentary among pop, pulp, abstract and representational "to inspire and uplift mind and spirit with new angles and perspective," he notes in a statement. Free and open to the public. Contact Moriah Stanton at Moriah@momotaos.com or (505) 690-7871.

Last weekend for colcha show

'Colcha Embroidery: Traditional to Contemporary' continues at la Hacienda de Los Martínez through Saturday (Aug. 31). This major second biennial exhibit includes new works by 41 artists from Taos, Santa Fe and southern Colorado. Museum admission fee. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays noon-5 p.m. La Hacienda de Los Martínez is located at 708 Hacienda Road, off Lower Ranchitos Road, Taos. Contact (575) 758-1000.

Calls for entry

Poets, writers, bards of all manner stop by the Dragonfly Blue gallery at 109 Kit Carson Road B, Taos, from now till Sept. 12 to select a piece of art from our gallery that inspires a poem. Limit of 300 word count. Poems will be recited on Sunday, Sept. 22 for an Ekphrasis Afternoon from 3-5 p.m. Copies of written work (with your contact information) to be delivered by Sept. 14. Contact (909) 784-8490 for more information.

Artists needed for the 2019 Taos Fall Arts Festival, with the theme “Of Heaven and Earth/Del Cielo y de la Tierra,” Sept. 20. To enter, bring artwork, submission form (available online and at the take-in desk) and entry fee to Guadalupe Parish Gym, 205 Don Fernando Street, Taos, between on Sept. 13 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. All submissions must be delivered to the gym; there are no online submissions. For more details and downloadable forms, go to: taosfallarts.com/call-for-open-exhibition. For any questions or problems, call Norlynne Coar at (310) 365-1786.


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