Art Beat: Sept. 21-27
Free Kid's Event at Secolive Stage is Saturday (Sept. 24) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Families are invited to join a celebration of Santa Fe author Joan Gauscheman's book release of "How I Lay Me Down To Sleep." There will be a play of the book and a children's altar-building workshop. Free copies of Joan's book will be given away to the first 30 families attending the event. This play will also be in Spanish at 1 p.m. For more, see joangauscheman.com/writing/
A group show is hanging at the Charles Collins gallery through September. Located at 115 E Plaza, Suite b, the gallery is home to some of the most interesting sculptures and paintings in Taos. For information call (575) 758-2309.
48th annual Taos Arts Festival at UNM-Taos Bataan Hall, 120 Civic Plaza Drive, is from Friday (Sept. 23) through Sunday (Oct. 2). Music, dancing, drumming, living history and other events start at 3 p.m. Doors to the gallery open at 5 p.m. There will also be free drinks and discover art with the option to purchase
Art from over 250 Taos County participants.
203 Fine Art, 1335 Gusdorf Road Suite i, announced a bi-annual exhibition benefit in partnership with the Harwood Museum of Art is returning for its 2022 edition, “Non-Objective / Taos.” Opening reception is Saturday (Sept. 24) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit: https://203fineart.com/gallery-events/.
EVA HESSE, an award-winning documentary presentation by filmmaker Marcie Begleiter, is Saturday (Sept. 24), 4 to 6 p.m. at The Wright Contemporary, 627 Paseo del Pueblo Sur. Event is free. Limited seating. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Glam Trash Fashion Show returns Saturday (Sept. 24), from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Historic Taos Plaza. An annual tradition since 2001, it is a one of a kind fantastically fabulous recycled fashion and art experience. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Spoken Word is an intimate evening of by Taos Pueblo’s JuanIsidro “Tha Poet” Concha is Saturday (Sept. 24), from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at SOMOS Salon and Bookshop, 108 Civic Plaza Drive.
Making Mischief Revisited is a pop-up art exhibit featuring mixed-media paintings and sculptural work by mother and daughter artists Ricky Pass and Tara Kelley-Cruz. The exhibit runs Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16. An Artist’s Reception is Friday, Oct. 14 from 4-7 p.m. with refreshments and libations served.
“Mischievous Morning” from 10 a.m. to noon, is Saturday, Oct. 15, for donuts and coffee, where visitors of all ages will be encouraged to make their own mischief as they contribute to the “Community Mischief — Wild Woman Wall,” a growing installation developed over the weekend. Bra Drive For the duration of the pop-up, exhibition, Pass and Kelley-Cruz will be hosting a Bra Drive for “Free the Girls”, an organization that helps women rescued from sex trafficking all over the world to integrate back into their communities. Donations of new or gently used bras are appreciated, and will be collected at the exhibit. For more information about Free the Girls, visit freethegirls.org. For more info, call Ricky Pass, 575-741-6050.
Call for artists
Taos Fall Arts Festival Taos Fall Arts is accepting applications for the Sept. 23 show. Apply at artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10663, Bataan Hall, 120 Civic Plaza Drive. Free. 917-697-2163.
Taos Folk Fall 2022 Nov. 18 - Dec. 24 2022 Taos Folk owner/director Jessie Tinch announced Taos’s most famous pop up store. Open Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. it closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Taos Folk is at Taos Center for the Arts Stables Gallery located at 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. An exciting opportunity for the local community and artists alike, Taos Folk offers a wide variety of affordable one-of-a-kind handmade arts, crafts and gifts for everyone on your list, including fantastic jewelry, wonderful aprons, t-shirts, soaps, candles, whimsical wooden sculptures/spoons, pottery, sculptures, ceramics, greeting cards, magnets, hats, knitted sweaters, scarves, shawls, pillows, prayer flags, wall hangings, place mats, coasters, also arts and crafts from the local artists of Taos and Taos Pueblo community. Taos County artists, visit www.taosfolkart.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arte des Descartes XXII calls artists working in all recycled mediums: cloth, paper, wood, metal, glass, plastic etc. for this 22nd annual juried recycled art show. Deadline to enter: Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. Find prospectus at whollyrags.org or send SASE to Wholly Rags PO Box 1051 Ranchos de Taos NM 87557 or stop by Wholly Rags, 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite L. For more info call Melissa, 575-751-9862 .
Taos Onstage Open Call Auditions for upcoming play, "Marjorie Prime," opening Oct. 20. Written by Jordan Harrison, this contemporary play is about the ways technology changes how we deal with grief. For more info visit taosonstage.com. For questions email email@example.com
Taos Youth Ensemble is seeking young actors, all levels of experience, with a passion to perform and commit to a six-month process in creating an original production to be staged at the TCA: “Adventures of a Young Daydreamer.” Classes meet every Saturday, starting in October, with two different age groups scheduled: Junior (ages 6-10), 1-2 p.m.; Senior (ages 11 and up), 2-4 p.m. Improv, theater games, development of craft, character-building, dance, movement, and more, are aspects of the ongoing process bringing to life this theatrically epic adventure. Classes will be broken into two semesters (I: October-December, II: January-March), with plans to stage the show in April. Limited enrollment. For payment rates and registration, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Proposals at for Encore Gallery at the TCA, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, for 2023-2024. The deadline is Oct. 21, 2022. The TCA seeks emerging and established artists residing in Taos County to submit individual or collaborative bodies of work for shows in the Encore Gallery. For submission criteria and application visit tcataos.org.
The Photo Lab with Heather Lynn Sparrow. Instruction for students in the art and business of high-quality custom photo printing. Lessons in Adobe photo editing and collaboration with local artists to open and run a studio; Tuesdays 4–6 p.m.,Wednesdays, and Fridays 3:30–5:30 p.m. at TK1 HQ, for 7th graders and up. Note: No need to commit to every class each week, and you can drop in as your school dismissal schedule permits. Located at 222 Paseo del Pueblo Norte (behind Revolt Gallery). For information email Heather@TrueKids1.org. Register at truekids1.org/tk1-programs/after-school-programs/
Taos Art Association at 70 is an exhibit presented by 203 Fine Art and the TCA at Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) Encore Gallery, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, includes artwork of many original founding members of the Taos Art Association, as well as a select group of works by later members who will be at the opening reception to recollect their time within the organization. The show runs through Jan. 2, 2023.
True Kids 1: From Photo to Video Editing Lab with Pete Monro, Grades 6 through 9, started Thursday (Sept. 8). Students get an introduction into Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere to get a strong handle on the basics as well as learn some of the more advanced tricks of the trade. Every Thursday from 4:15 to 6 p.m. at True Kid Headquarters, 222 Paseo del Pueblo Norte (behind Revolt Gallery), this event is free. For more information, contact TK1 Media Director Pete Monro at email@example.com. To register visit truekids1.org/tk1-programs/after-school-programs/.
Stop-Motion Animation with Dani Cervantes makes the impossible possible with stop-motion animation. Through a simple phone app students can bring action figures to life, turn a ball of clay or a piece of foil into a living breathing character. This workshop is a platform for students to let their imaginations run wild. For students from Grades 5 through 8, on Mondays 4-5:15 p.m. at TK1 HQ. Starts Monday (Sept. 12) At True Kids 1 Headquarters, 222 Paseo del Pueblo Norte (behind Revolt Gallery). For more, contact TK1 Production Program Officer Dani Cervantes: firstname.lastname@example.org. To register visit truekids1.org/tk1-programs/after-school-programs/ .
Leis's Wood/Metal A new solo exhibition by Marietta Patricia Leis is on view in the Fechin Studio through Oct. 16. Curated by Stefan Jennings Batista, the show highlights the synergistic approach shared by distinct but kindred artists Leis and Nicolai Fechin. Leis is a multimedia artist and poet. Her work extends beyond traditional painting to drawings, prints, photography, videos, installations and constructions.
Carrie Fonder’s “What Sticks” is a solo exhibition of new work, at the UNM-Taos Atrium Gallery through Oct. 14, the first artist exhibition in the Atrium gallery since onset of COVID. For more information visit carriefonder.com
Taos Pastel Group presents artists Mary Gould, Cindy Grossman and Kathleen Smith at The Blumenschein Home and Museum, 222 Ledoux Street, west of Taos Plaza. The exhibition runs through Oct. 1. For more info contact Rob Nightingale 575-758-3255.
Oils and photographs by renowned photographer Gail Russell are at Wild Sage Gallery, 129 Kit Carson. A longtime Taos resident, she is named a Taos Living Master for her photography and honored among the Remarkable Women of Taos. Her book 'Spirit in Form' recently won the Eric Hoffer 2022 book award and is available at the gallery. Also featured are new oils by Cynthia Inson, Beverly Branch, Sheila O'Malley and Jon Vordermark. For information, contact Molly Barlyn, email@example.com
The Infinite Landscape Artist Jivan Lee’s new exhibit is on view until Sept. 30 at Lunder Research Center, Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m.
A Part of the Earth at Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, is a new two-part exhibition showcasing new MRM acquisitions. Part One is on view through Jan. 8, 2023.
New Beginnings: "An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West” exhibit features over 100 works of artists impressions of New Mexico. Created over the course of a century from the late 1800s to 1900s, it is on loan from Santa Fe’s Tia Collection, at the Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux Street until Sept. 25.
Debbie Long: Light Ships at Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux Street, connects viewers to the rhythms of light and shadow, and to expanding cycles of nature. Willa, a 1970s recreational vehicle that has been fashioned with organic glass castings that act as portals to the natural world beyond, opens for 15-minute glimpses on a first-come, first-served basis.
Heads Pop-up Shop has new and used vinyls, cassettes, CDs and DVDs, music supplies and more. Pop-Up Shop is Fridays and Saturdays through September from noon to 6 p.m at Revolt Gallery, 222 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
— Compiled by Sol Traverso