Tempo Arts
The ‘Flybrary’ installation created for Burning Man.

Christina Sporrong's heavy metal art

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.
photo by Rick RomancitoMelwell Romancito in her studio: 'The reason I started painting again - I've got X amount of time left, and with that amount of time I'd rather be painting.'

Melody Romancito returns to the easel

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.
Courtesy Wilder Nightingale Fine ArtSte'Solace' for Hearts and Stars show, mixed media on paper, by Robbie Steinbach

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art shares the love

Two back-to-back events at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art this week, both inviting us to share the love.
'Manos tocando piano,' acrylic on canvas by Juanita Jaramillo-Lavadie, at Studio 107-b, 107B North PlazaCourtesy 107-b

Hearts on fire: Two art shows debut with open arms

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.
Tempo Music
Courtesy Kelly HuntKelly Hunt is a natural-born storyteller and master banjo artist.

A rising star spotlights Living Room Concerts

The Taos Center for the Arts features Kelly Hunt for its first in a series of Living Room Concerts held at the Encore Gallery.
Las Vegas emcee Harvey Listen brought the party to Taos on the final leg of the Arithmetic hop-hop show Friday (Jan. 31) at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, in El Prado.

Vibe and beats through the lens: Hip-hop in Taos

Taos News reporter Jesse Moya was on the scene at the Arithmetic hip-hop show at the Mothership last Friday (Jan. 31).He caught the vibe and the beats through his lens.
Tempo Culture
Adeana Carlyle will be the featured artist at the Hillcrest Bank South for the month of February.Courtesy photo

What's happening in Taos, Feb. 13 - 19

From fun to good causes to romantic jams,, this Valentine's Day weekend is offering plenty of to partake of for Taoseños. Here are some highlights:
Colorful print with intricate designs line the walls of Stables Gallery on Saturday (Feb. 8) during the Hart Print Shop Anniversary Show in Taos.

Show posters and cardboard valentines

Decorated local artist and printmaker Sarah Hart celebrated a milestone anniversary over the weekend (Feb. 7-9) with a three-day-long show at Stables Art Gallery. Hart's bold, intricate prints filled the space, with T-shirts and posters lining the walls and cards, accessories and other treasures also on offer.
Tempo Film
Margot Robbie returns in ‘Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.’.

Now showing in Taos: ‘Birds of Prey’

  It’s probably a sure bet that “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” won’t make anyone’s best movies list alongside “Citizen Kane.” But then, you’d have to be one serious lunatic to put those movies together in the first place.
Blake Lively stars in the action thriller ‘The Rhythm Section.’

Now showing in Taos: ‘The Rhythm Section’

The all-too-familiar formula that is easy to glean from most films that set out as an action spy thriller with a tinge of seriousness — think Daniel Craig’s 007, “Mission Impossible” or “Jason Bourne” — isn’t so much apparent in this movie from director Reed Morano, working from a screenplay by Mark Burnell based on his own novel. 
Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser in a scene from 'Richard Jewell.'
Movie review

Movie review: 'Richard Jewell'

The old school tag line "ripped from today's headlines" could very well have been plastered all over the promo posters for Clint Eastwood's new film "Richard Jewell," but the promise veiled in that proclamation fails when you discover the film's real intent.
Tempo Books
Courtesy photoBoth of Chigozie Obioma's translated novels, 'The Fishermen' and 'An Orchestra of Minorities,' have been shortlisted for Britain's Man Booker Prize.

Out of Africa, Chigozie Obioma's characters seek belonging and happiness

Fiction allows us to enter cultures, times and places that we would otherwise not have access to, and in doing so, imbues us with understanding and compassion. We are fortunate to exist in a time when we can read fiction from authors across the globe and learn their perspectives. Often, what we learn is that we are not so different from each other at all.
Courtesy Matthieu ChiminéeThe artist takes a break in his Montreal workshop.

The art of stamping

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.
Courtesy photoLevi Romero came to poetry in a roundabout way, as a listener: 'I think that was the key to things, developing an ear for language and the musicality that exists in language and the ways stories are told.'

New Mexico's first poet laureate: Levi Romero depicts 'the loco to the sublime'

Levi Romero says he used to be a closet poet. Being a poet and a young Chicano male did not seem to go together. That is, until he recognized how much language and the love of stories lay at the heart of both his culture and the art of poetry.

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