What's happening in Taos, Feb. 27 - March 4

Posted 2/27/20

Here are some highlights for entertainment and arts options this week:

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What's happening in Taos, Feb. 27 - March 4

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Here are some highlights for entertainment and arts options this week:

Give your library some love

University of New Mexico-Taos' 16th annual Love Your Library event takes place Saturday (Feb. 29) from 3 to 6 p.m. at UNM Klauer Campus, 1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos. Support your college library, and have fun doing it with a Trivia Night. Gather your trivia teams of two to five people – $10 per team. Come out for a variety of games. All ages event, free to attend. Raffle tickets are $3 each, or two for $5 with fun prizes. Snacks provided. For more information, call 737-6243 or e-mail unmtlib@unm.edu.

Calling all poet laureates

A wine and cheese reception in honor of Taos poets laureate past and present is happening on Saturday (Feb. 29) from 5:30-7 p.m. Inaugural Taos poet laureate Sawnie Morris (2018-2020) will be on hand as well as new Taos poet laureate Catherine Strisik (2020-2022) to read from their work. The is a free event, open to all, and takes place  at SOMOS Salon & Bookshop, 108 Civic Plaza Drive.

Consider the drums concept

Get your dancing shoes on for Saturday night's (Feb. 29) Lat'in Go party featuring Concepto Tambor and Sol de la Noche at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership. Concepto Tambor is a fave Afro-Latin group blending Brazilian grooves, hip-hop, a call-and-response style of singing/chanting with a rock 'n' roll attitude and energetic performance. The band has shared the stage with big internationally known artists, and is now returning back home to Albuquerque with a new worldly flavor. Additionally, Sol de la Noche consists of percussionist Oscar Gamboa, bassist Diego Flores, guitarist and vocalist Diego Manrique and trumpet player Jose Chicas, all of whom are music majors at UNM. Tickets $10 at holdmyticket.com or at the door. Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership is located at 20 ABC Mesa Road, El Prado. Call (575) 758-1900.

'Riding the Blue Marble Together'

A five-part "earth care seminar" series, "Riding the Blue Marble Together," takes place over the next five weeks. Part 1, "Rising Temperatures," focuses on the impact on planet Earth and happens Tuesday (March 3) at the Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Information from a new resource, Science on a Sphere, will be used to show images of Earth, and there will be plenty of information, graphs and short videos. This is a free event, open to all. Contact Dave Wasserman at (575) 776-4673 or davewass1948@gmail.com. Visit renewabletaos.org/ridingthebluemarble.

Call for entries and volunteers

• Harwood Museum seeks volunteers for docent, gallery guard, assist in the collections, public programs and education departments. Call Susie at (575) 758-9826, ext. 104, email volunteer@harwoodmuseum.org or visit harwoodmuseum.org.

• Taos Center for the Arts encourages artists to submit works for the eighth annual Members Open exhibition, which will be on view from March 30-May 17, 2020 in the Encore Gallery. This year's theme is "Taos Water," and artists may interpret and depict this theme with the medium of their choice. Works must be delivered to the gallery, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, between 10-11 a.m. on March 30. Reception is April 2 from 4-6 p.m. All Chelsea Reidy for all specifications at (575) 758-2052.

• Arte de Descartes XX seeking artists working in all recycled mediums: cloth, paper, wood, metal, plastic, etc. for 20th annual juried, recycled art show. Deadline to enter August 1, 5 p.m. Find prospectus at whollyrags.org or send SASE to: Wholly Rags PO Box 1051 Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557. Stop by 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite L. Call Melissa at (575) 751-9862.

• Taos Art Insurgency: David Anthony Fine Art, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Dragonfly Blue Gallery, and Greg Moon Art of Taos host this national juried show in conjunction with the Taos Spring Arts Festival. This four-galley show will have a regular juried section. In addition, each gallery will also pick no less than three pieces denotated as “Director's Choice” invitational pieces. The show will run April 25-May 16 with an opening reception on May 2. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, digital printed media and assemblage. Entry deadline is midnight April 4t All entries must be submitted through the callforentry.org platform.

• Seventh-annual Paseo Project is scheduled for Sept. 18-19 and will again take over the streets of Taos with projection, installation and performance art. They are currently seeking artists; the theme is “Transformations.” Deadline for submissions is Feb. 29. Entries are accepted through CaFE with a fee of $15 per entry. Entry for Taos County artists is free. Visit paseoproject.org for all the details.

• Taos Fall Arts Festival seeks volunteers for Sept. 25–Oct. 4. Needs are marketing/promotion, setup and break-down art show, receive and place art works, install art and greet visitors daily. Contact Tracy Ivy at tracy.tfaf@gmail.com or (575) 770-6996.

• Harwood Museum invites artists living and working in Taos as well as those who may have moved away but have deep roots in the area to apply for a contemporary art juried exhibition. All entries must be submitted digitally to harwoodmuseum.org by midnight on March 1 free of charge. Visit the website for specifications.

Ongoing events

Annual Miniatures Show and Sale ends March 1 at Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, El Prado. New works (150+) of jewelry, sculptural and two-dimensional art are all created by Taos County artists within this past year. Call (575) 758-2462.

Barbara Bartels exhibits landscapes of Ghost Ranch area, Río Grande Gorge, rivers including the Chama in autumn at Sage Fine Art Gallery, 115 East Plaza. Call the venue at (575) 758-9396.

Taos Town Hall presents autistic artist Jesse – “Taos Celebrates Diversity” by Taos Arts Council Art in Public Spaces through March 27. At 400 Camino de la Placita. Contact paulcfigueroa@gmail.com.

Blumenschein Home and Museum of Taos Historical Museums continues to exhibit group show “A Winter in Taos” through March 1. At 222 Ledoux Street. Call (575) 758-0505.

Four major artists exhibit at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux Street, through April 26: Subhankar Banerjee, “Long Environmentalism”; Beatrice Mandelman, “Overflowing with Color”; Dean Pulver, “Elemental Resonance”; and Larry Bell, “Cubic Propositions.” Call (575) 758-9826.

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico showing at Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, through March 15. Call (575)758-2690.

For  a comprehensive list of all activites, see our community calendar at  https://www.taosnews.com/calendar.

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