Courtesy Jim O'Donnell

'Drowning in Plastic' is on view through November 30 and best viewed at night.

“Discovered Gems” from the Wurlitzer Collection can be viewed until Jan. 31, 2022, at 203 Fine Art, and is a rare opportunity to acquire significant yet attractively priced works by the premier mid-century artists with whom Wurlitzer came to recognize as friends. Perhaps equally important is your chance with your purchase to help keep alive the philanthropic paradigm established by this most accomplished, and most obscure, Taos legend. Visit 203fineart.com for more information and to view the exhibit’s catalog. Or visit wurlitzerfoundation.org to learn more about this extraordinary Taoseña and its ongoing commitment to her vision.

Taos Folk is open every day from 11-5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Fridays. The store, located in the Stables Gallery, will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. COVID-safe protocols will be in place and a limited number of customers will be permitted inside to maintain appropriate social distancing. The pop-up store runs on an ‘affordability model,’ which means items are generally priced at less than $100 and the majority are less than $50. For more information on each artist and author who will be part of this year’s Taos Folk, visit taosfolk.com.

Taos Watercolor Society's new exhibit at the Taos Country Club continues through December, at Taos Country Club, CR 110. Contact, Diana Smith, 575-224-0062.

"Gus Foster: Panoramic Photographs of Northern New Mexico " will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art until April (2022). Cost is $10. For more information call 575-758-9826 or email info@harwoodmuseum.org.

With the closure of the Town of Taos Recycling Center, and the newly imposed single-use plastic ban, our community is being confronted with the reality of our environmental crisis. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans. While the ocean may seem miles away, we’re impacted by our own trash, with our own images of roadside trash and flapping plastic bags caught in mesa sagebrush. This month’s Paseo Annex Window artists, react to the Anthropocene with a whimsical installation titled, "Drowning in Plastic." Cast in an ominous black light, the deep sea reality of our impacts of consumerism are revealed in a window front on Civic Plaza Drive. "Drowning in Plastic" is on view through Nov. 30 and best viewed at night.

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