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There's a hush of holiness about "The Art of Stamping" (Brynmorgen Press, 2019; $40), the second book by former Taoseño Matthieu Chiminée, exploring the multifaceted world of metal stamp-making. more
When Melody (Melwell) Romancito was a child in Kansas, her grandmother would save the cardboard sheets that came with laundered men's shirts, and she would fill the cardboard with her paintings. It would seem like the perfect beginning for an art career, and Romancito continued to paint and study throughout high school, winning national awards. more
Two shows opening in Taos this week - "Borders and Bounty" and "What Is Love?" - both take on global and political themes from an emotional point of view. more
Two women artists, both the daughters of artist mothers, both fiercely independent and autonomous, with rooms of their own. Rooms to live, dream and create in, but mostly rooms that afford one the time to "know oneself." As Virginia Woolf noted in her seminal book, "Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action." more
Driving along the West Rim Road you will pass an array of attention-grabbing metal figures rising out of the sagebrush. This art is more than compelling to look at - it demands you take it in, asks you to think a little bit more about the landscape and your perspective. more
Visual artists who either live and work here in Taos County, as well as those with deep ties to Taos, are invited to submit work for consideration for the Harwood Museum of Art's "Contemporary Art/Taos 2020." more
Sarah Bush has an outrageous, art-full sensibility. She tackles such scary, yet invigorating themes as "timelessness and impermanence, fragility and resilience, the physical body and spiritual self" - no mean feat considering such themes have captivated the world's geniuses since time immemorial. more
Margo Beutler Gins, longtime president of Taos Historic Museums, has retired after many years of doing the job. Her absence leaves a space to be filled, and new board members have stepped into the breach. more
You've seen them all over town. So much so that they've become a bit of a Taos "thing" - one you may be tempted to stealthily pluck from a public bulletin board or off a pane glass window, slip under your jacket, then casually walk away and smile at your craftiness because you just scored yourself an original and highly coveted Sarah Hart print. On the back of a cereal box. more
Known for his impressionistic, color-saturated landscapes of Northern New Mexico, and the shadowy figure of his trademark, "Viejito," inspired by the film's adaption of John Nichols' book, Ed Sandoval has established himself as one of New Mexico's most accomplished and collected artists. Indeed, few others capture the magical light of the Land of Enchantment with as much emotional force. more
Alyssa DeLaBruere is a rock star in visual arts who could set up an atelier anywhere in the world. But the famous light and land of Taos grabbed her, art and soul, and she moved here in September 2019 after teaching her annual summer workshop in the south of France - and she hasn't looked back. more
The Harwood Museum of Art has hired Nicole Dial-Kay as the new curator of exhibitions and collections for the museum. She was selected from more than 50 candidates who were evaluated on criteria ranging from knowledge of art history and museum practices to their ability to work within a community. more
Working from an Afrocentric and Afro-futurist perspective, where the black and brown body are seen as sacred and inviolable, award-winning Taos-based artist Nikesha Breeze weaves a tale that transcends language and story in a solo exhibition and installation titled "Ritual and Remembrance." more
Ten days away from her solo art exhibition and Jesse is beside herself with excitement, her mother Stevie says, referring to her Taos Arts Council (TAC) sponsored show. Readers should note, only first names of Jesse's family will be used in this preview, to ensure the 37-year-old autistic artist's safety. more
When artist Larry Bell turned 80 years of age on Dec. 6, 2019, his friends, fans and collectors took the occasion to show their love and appreciation for him. Now a second birthday-inspired tribute promises to honor Bell's lifetime of work and carry his legacy forward in service to future generations of artists and art lovers. more
Taos quilt-maker Emily Zopf died Thursday (Jan. 9) at 4 p.m. It was the 37th anniversary of her marriage to Bob Bresnahan, a founder of Renewable Taos and a trustee at Kit Carson Electric. Bresnahan said they had a very happy marriage. more
What does art have to do with chocolate, you may be wondering? More than you might imagine, especially here in New Mexico, which has long been a cultural crossroads, millennia before any Europeans set foot on this continent, with Chaco Canyon a central hub of the ancient trade routes. more
There's a lot going on this week as the new year zooms along. What follows is a brief look at what's happening in Taos in the arts and entertainment scene. For more, of course, check out this week's edition of Tempo magazine inside the Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning. more
Tempo asked leaders from the Taos Arts Council, the Taos Center for the Arts, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest and the Taos Gallery Association to give us a snapshot of what they accomplished last year and what's on the docket for the new year. more
Stunning, imaginative and provocative. If the exhibition of prints in "Ambos Lados: International Print Exchange" doesn't excite the creative spirit, practically nothing will. And that's saying a lot, considering the hugely creative spirit of Taos. more
It takes a large photograph to bring the issues talked about by artist, scholar and activist Subhankar Banerjee to light. Banerjee's images, which dominate the Harwood Museum's Mandelman-Ribak Gallery, are on view now through April 26. more
The following is a sample of what’s going on in Taos. For more check out our print edition on sale Thursday. more
The E.L. Blumenschein Home and Museum became a National Historic Landmark in 1966, seven decades after its namesake helped to put Taos on the global map as an extraordinary art destination unlike no other. more
The exhibition of Beatrice Mandelman's work "Overflowing with Color," on view now at the Harwood Museum of Art, is timed to coincide with the release of a film about her life and creative output. The New Mexico PBS documentary "Creation Is Pure Freedom" will premiere April 11 in the Harwood's Arthur Bell Auditorium. more
Faithful readers of the Taos News, if they've been around for a while, may recall opening the paper and enjoying a witty, whimsical cartoon by artist Harry Vedoe. On Tuesday (Dec. 31), Vedoe will be celebrating his 90th birthday. To commemorate the occasion and share it with the community, he and his wife Noreen will be hosting a one-day-only special exhibit of his artwork, from 2-5 p.m. at the Stables Gallery of the Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. more
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