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What's happening in Taos this week?

Arts and entertainment events abound as we round the corner for a new year

By Tempo staff
tempo@taosnews.com
Posted 12/24/19

It's that most joyous time of year, and in Taos that means celebrations and commemorations big and small. Here's a brief sample of some of the things going on in Taos this week. For more, pick up a copy of Tempo magazine inside the Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning.

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Entertainment

What's happening in Taos this week?

Arts and entertainment events abound as we round the corner for a new year

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It's that most joyous time of year, and in Taos that means celebrations and commemorations big and small. Here's a brief sample of some of the things going on in Taos this week. For more, pick up a copy of Tempo magazine inside the Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning.

‘Postcards from the Parks’

In an intriguing artistic presentation on the U.S. national parks, Alyssa DeLaBruere, a Vermont artist, presents “Postcards from the Parks” on Friday (Dec. 27) at 4 p.m. as part of the Taos Ski Valley Speaker series. Through this three-year, grassroots project, the artist leads by example and educates people about the parks’ importance and unique features – geography, habitat and history. She uses art as a means of engagement to bring awareness to the importance of protecting our public lands. Come see her powerful paintings and listen to her compelling tales as she provides updates to this distinctly American project. This is a free lecture, but RSVP to Anee Ward at Anee.Ward@skitaos.com. At the Martini Tree, Ernie Blake Road, Taos Ski Valley.

Laugh your blues away

Enjoy a wacky evening Saturday (Dec. 28) at 7 p.m. of theatrical improv merriment featuring the Taos Mountain Jokers, the Taos Improv Tricksters, the Traveling Monster Marshmallow Puppet Theatre and special guests Janay Hair and Johnny Long. There will be music, dancing and a masquerade ball. Live dance mix by DJ Joel from KNCE Late Night. Tickets $15 – 15 percent off at Donabe Asian Kitchen before the show. It all takes place one night only at Taos Onstage, 101 Camino de la Placita. Call Joel Larson at (575) 770-9590.

Going forward in the new year

What parts of our lives—what things, ideas, peo­ple, ways of living—have become obstacles to our becoming the people we want to be, the people we need to be? What’s holding you back? What’s getting in the way of your living as fully as you’d like to? What might you burn away from your current life? What will you relinquish? The Rev. Christine Robinson leads this reckoning Burning Bowl Ritual on Sunday (Jan. 29) from 11 a.m.-noon in the Unitarian service at the Bent Lodge, 124 Camino de Santiago. Free and open to all. Call (877) 214-8754.

Turtle Dance at Taos Pueblo

The pueblo will open to the public by 9 a.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 1) to all visitors for this stunning traditional Native American ceremonial. No visitors are allowed prior to this time – dances may last all day depending on weather. No cellphones, cameras or recording devices allowed. “Thank you for respecting our home,” tribal government states. Free admission. Call Taos Pueblo Tourism at (575) 758-1028 or visit taospueblo.com.

Call for entries

• The Blumenschein Home and Museum is holding a juried winter exhibition and sale from Jan. 4-March 1 on the theme “A Winter in Taos.” Submit one image of the artwork you would like to enter via email for the show – include dimensions. Open to all mediums; 2D art smaller than 24-by-30 (or 720 square inches) and must be ready to hang. Sculptors must provide pedestal. Deadline for submission is Dec. 27. Delivery upon acceptance is Jan. 3. Reception will be Jan 4. at 3-5 p.m. Email submissions to: info@wnightingale.com with “Winter in Taos” in the subject line.

• The town of Taos 2020 Banner Competition “Taos Vision 2020 – Return to the Land, Water and Sky” is now open – seeking Taos County artists’ work for a lamppost banner campaign on view from April 1-Oct. 31, 2020, in the town. Submissions end Jan. 15, 2020. All entries must be submitted though the CaFE website (callforentry.org). There is a $10 application fee for the submission. For more information regarding image considerations, preparation and submission, contact either the Taos Arts Council (info@taosartscouncil.org) or David Mapes at the Taos Gallery Association (dmapes@davidmapes.com or (575) 770-5733).

Ongoing events

• “Artists in the Schools” goes on at Town of Taos Town Hall through Jan.10. Sponsored by the Taos Arts Council. Exhibition is at Taos Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita.

• TCA exhibits: Alison Robbenhaar and Barbara Barrett are showing work at the Historic Taos Inn, through Jan. 27. And “40 Under 40” is happening at the Encore Gallery, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, through Jan. 12.

• At the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, “Marjorie Eaton: A Life in Pictures,” is showing through Sunday, March 1. At 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Contact (575) 758-2690.

• Millicent Rogers Museum, El Prado, exhibits: “Majestic Owls,” through Feb. 16; “Millicent, an Icon of American Style” through April 30; and “The Faithful,” through Sunday, Jan. 26,.

• “Exhibition: Taos Moderns in Santa Fe” takes place at 203 Fine Art, on Gusdorf Road, daily through Jan. 1.

• “Three New Mexico Photographers,” Jeremy G. Landau, Jim Cox and Michael Gorman, showing at Michael Gorman Gallery, 103 East Taos Plaza, through Monday (Dec. 30). Contact (575) 224-6911.

• 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.

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