•  Tradiciones - Artes 2019

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Of working with her preferred medium of papier mâché, Georgia Gersh said, ‘It is a slow, meditative process and one of the few things I practice to calm my mind.’.

Artes — a community's nourishment

Art is a major ingredient in the making and sustaining of Taos. You see it every day in gallery windows, in painters setting up their easels alongside a road, in murals and museums, in song, on stage, on-screen and in books.
Every summer, the Peñasco Theatre Collective hosts youth arts workshops for performers aged 5-17. The culmination of the "camps" is a free-admission show.

Come one. Come all. 

Tourists cruising State Road 75 on a mission to check the “High Road to Taos” off their sightseeing lists might all too easily mistake Peñasco for a mere signpost along the way, …
"Butterfly" by Taos painter Ray Vinella

Art character

“I moved to Taos because of the great light and subject matter in the landscape,” explains artist Ray Vinella. “I’d been working as an illustrator at an advertising firm on La …
Nancy Lay, of Taos, stitches in colcha style during a July gathering at La Hacienda de Los Martínez in Taos. Traditional designs are simple. They typically depict flowers, birds and animals.

A stitch through time

It’s only one simple couching stitch; you're just making an anchor, pulling a single thread back to the right-hand side of where your design is and tacking it down. For centuries, this …
Goldsmith and jewelery-maker David Anderson's first jewelry instructor was Ralph Lewis at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Before taking that class, Anderson wasn't settled on a career path. When they first met, Anderson showed Lewis a belt buckle he was working on. He recalled the ensuing conversation: “This is your first class?” “And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And he said, ‘Wow, do you have a major?’ I said, ‘No.’ He looked at the belt buckle again, looked me right in the eye and said, ‘I want you for a student.’ Somewhere in the back of my mind, I heard, ‘OK.’ I didn't realize I had even said it out loud. And that was it.”

‘I was hooked’

Quintessential Taos views surround the sprawling Anderson family cattle ranch in Arroyo Seco. The proper home was once filled with impressive paintings, tapestries and sculptures. The middle …

‘That church is Taos’

San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church has been mouth-watering subject matter for painters and photographers for over 100 years. Most artists choose to make imagery of the back apse end where …

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