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'The Banks of the Rio Grande' by Alice Webb.

Christina Sporrong is bringing back her popular welding workshops. The Spitfire Forge welding and blacksmithing workshop will run for four consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will include COVID-19 safety protocols. For more information and to register, visit spitfireforge.com..
 
magpie's featured artist for October and November is well-known painter Alice Webb.  Her fauvist en plein air oil paintings seem made for the season. The show is up at magpie through Nov. 29. magpie is located at 218 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Unit B. Open ⋅ 10 - 5 p.m. Call 781 248-0166 for more information.
 
The Coffee Spot, 900 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, a community coffee shop and art gallery is closing its doors forever in December, but owners Ren Geertsen and Greg Preisch are continuing their crusade against plastic with  'Drowning in Plastic' as part of the Paseo Annex Window Series thru October at 107 Civic Plaza Drive
 
The potter Samuel Manymules’ work in clay is a fresh take on the long-standing tradition of Native American pottery. Collectors of his work revel in the beauty of the high polish surfaces and magical “fire clouds” he achieves using the alchemy of mud and fire to create his special aesthetic.  For more about the work of Samuel Manymules, visit the Chimayo Trading Del Norte website at chimayotrading.com or visit the gallery in the historic Saint Francis Church Plaza in Ranchos de Taos. 
 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has become an annual campaign, nationally to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on people everywhere. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Holy Cross Hospital hosts events and fundraisers to ‘Paint Taos Pink!’ throughout the month of October. Dining out for the cause began earlier this month but is ongoing. It’s an easy way to support the cause; simply eat at one of the establishments listed, and they’ll donate a portion of the proceeds to TCSS. Register and donate online or call: (575) 751-8927 or visit holycrossmedicalcenter.org/events/paint-taos-pink
 

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