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TAOS SPRING ARTS KICK­OFF THIS WEEK­END

The town of Taos will com­plete the hang­ing of “Taos is Art” lamp­post ban­ners Sun­day (April 1) and be­gin its “‘Taos Spring Arts: Celebrating Art, Cul­ture and Mu­sic” effort to pro­mote the arts through­out Taos. In­clud­ing more than 20 events, such as mu­seum ex­hi­bi­tions, art shows, film and mu­sic fes­ti­vals, Taos Spring Arts be­gins in April and runs through early June. The new “Taos is Art” lamp­post ban­ners, fea­ture art works by 84 lo­cal Taos artists. An artists’ re­cep­tion is planned Fri­day, April 6 at Taos Town Hall. Through­out the spring, about 20 events will be spon­sored by par­tic­i­pat­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing Pecha Kucha, Taos Cham­ber Mu­sic Group, SOMOS, the Taos Jazz Be­bop Society, the Har­wood Mu­seum of Art, the Taos En­vi­ron­men­tal Film Fes­ti­val and more, lead­ing up to Mu­sic on the Mother­ship June 1-3. For more in­for­ma­tion on Taos Spring Arts, in­clud­ing spe­cial room rates and a sched­ule of events, visit taos.org/taosspringart.

PO­ETRY GOES PUB­LIC

Look for po­etry ev­ery­where you go in Taos this month. “Po­etry in Pub­lic Places,” is a po­etry in­stal­la­tion pro­ject spon­sored by SOMOS and the Taos Arts Coun­cil that be­gins Sun­day (April 1).Po­ems writ­ten by more than 25 Taos po­ets will be dis­played at lo­cal coffee shops, town of Taos fa­cil­i­ties and other pub­lic places through April be­cause its Na­tional Po­etry Month. Look for po­ems at Taos Cow, KOKO, Coffee Spot, El­e­va­tion, Coffee Cats, Gu­tiz, Man­zanita Mar­ket, Taos Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, Taos Town Hall, Taos Youth & Fam­ily Cen­ter and Taos Com­mu­nity Au­di­to­rium. The Taos Pub­lic Li­brary will dis­play po­ems by Langston Hughes il­lus­trated by fourth-grade stu­dents of Taos In­te­grated School of the Arts (TISA). For more in­for­ma­tion, call (575) 758-0081 or visit so­mostaos.org.

FAM­ILY FOLK ART AT MAGPIE

The work of gallery owner Ge­or­gia Gersh’s fam­ily and close friends will be on dis­play through April at the Magpie Gallery,1405 Paseo del Pue­blo Norte, at the Over­land Com­pound, El Prado. The artists are Gersh her­self, plus An­nie De­gen, Bill Gersh, Ge­or­gia Gersh, Ben Shriver, Mary Shriver and Jim Wag­ner. Gersh calls it, “a fun, col­or­ful folk art show.” For more in­for­ma­tion call (781) 248-0166 or visit mag­pi­etaos.com.

CALLS FOR EN­TRY

Call for artists in­ter­ested in lo­cal, non­profit-spon­sored, in­door art mar­ket, week­ends only. Site is a 4,500 square-foot build­ing, one block off Paseo, near ma­jor ho­tels. Ten by 10-foot booth space or larger, start­ing at $40 per space per week­end, some with wall space. Short-or long-term com­mit­ment re­quired. Artist keeps all sales. No deal­ers. Artist must have CRS num­ber and floor cov­er­ings. Booth shar­ing is al­lowed and art or­ga­ni­za­tions wel­come. Call Bea (575) 613-3036.

The dead­line for the 44th an­nu­alTaos Fall Arts Fes­ti­val Poster Artist is Satur­day (March 31) at 5 p.m. All Taos County artists and artists ex­hibit­ing work in a Taos gallery are in­vited to sub­mit their work on­line for this year’s poster award. The win­ning artist will re­ceive $500. The show theme is “Be­yond the Hori­zon, Más Alla del Hor­i­zonte.” For guide­lines, go to TaosFal­lArts.com.

Taos Art In­sur­gency is a na­tional ju­ried show that poses the ques­tions: Who will be the artists who lead the way for the new mil­len­nium? David An­thony Fine Art, Wider Nightin­gale Fine Art, and Greg Moon Art of Taos host this show with the Taos Spring Arts Fes­ti­val from April 21-May 12 with an open­ing re­cep­tion April 21. En­tries are be­ing ac­cepted in paint­ing, draw­ing, print­mak­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, sculp­ture, mixed me­dia, fiber arts, dig­i­tal printed me­dia and as­sem­blage. En­try dead­line is mid­night Thurs­day (April 5). View de­tails on­line at greg­moonart.com/ links. All en­tries must be en­tered through the call­foren­try.org platform.

Taos Cen­ter for the Arts is call­ing for en­tries to its Mem­bers Open. De­liv­ery date is April 16 from 10 a.m.-noon. Sub­mit­ted work must be 20-inches square, fin­ished or framed with a math and mu­sic theme, which can be in­ter­preted lit­er­ally or ab­stractly. It can com­bine math and mu­sic as in­te­grated con­cepts or two sep­a­rate con­cepts. All me­dia is el­i­gi­ble. All works will be ex­hib­ited in the En­core Gallery. The Taos Artist Or­ga­ni­za­tion is tak­ing applications for the La­bor Day Week­end Stu­dio Tour 2018. In­for­ma­tion and applications may be ob­tained from our website: taosartis­torg.org or sign up at our monthly meet­ing, the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month at SOMOS book­store.108 Civic Plaza Dr B,Taos. Email taosartis­tor­ga­ni­za­[email protected] Taos Artist Col­lec­tive is in­ter­view­ing new artist mem­bers for this gallery lo­cated near his­toric Taos Plaza at 106 Paseo del Pue­blo Norte. Call Lois Fer­nan­dez (575) 770-9950. Arte de Descartes XVIII is call­ing out to artists for the 18th an­nual ju­ried re­cy­cled art show. Dead­line for en­tries is Au­gust 1. To down­load prospec­tus go to whol­lyrags.org or send a self-ad­dressed, stamped en­ve­lope to Wholly Rags P.O. Box 1051, Ran­chos de Taos, NM 87557. Prospec­tus can also be picked up at Wholly Rags, 1337 Gus­dorf Road Suite L. Call Melissa Lar­son (575) 751-9862 for more in­for­ma­tion.

New Mex­ico Pot­ters and Clay Artists in­vites en­tries to Cel­e­bra­tion of Clay 2018, “Con­tem­po­rary Ce­ram­ics: In­formed by Tra­di­tion.” The show is set for May1-30 in Kit Carson Road gal­leries: Cop­per Moon, To­tal Arts, David An­thony Fine Art and Wilder Nightin­gale Fine Art. To en­ter this self-ju­ried mem­bers show, or to join NMPCA, go to nm­pot­ters.org., contact [email protected] nm­pot­ters.org or call Seri Ko­towski (575) 758-7029.

Taos Com­mu­nity Cen­ter’s co-op lo­cated in the His­toric Taos County Court­house on Taos Plaza seeks a new clay artist.The co-op car­ries 22 artists at this time and wants to add a pot­ter to the group. The co-op is lo­cated at 121 NorthTaos Plaza. Contact Effie at (575) 751-1014 for de­tails.

ON­GO­ING EX­HIBITS

Forty-five UNM art stu­dents present their work in “12 x 12 by 45” at David An­thony Fine Art, 132 Kit Carson Road through April 14. The ex­hibit in­cludes a va­ri­ety of me­dia, in­clud­ing paint­ings, prints, ce­ram­ics and small metal con­struc­tion within the re­quired pa­ram­e­ters of 12 inches square. Call (575) 770-5733.

The Taos Art Mu­seum show­cases the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion of Taos Mas­ters. On both floors of the his­toric Fechin House you will sa­vor the tal­ent of the mem­bers of The Taos Society of Artists and the early Taos Art Colony. Call (575) 758-2690.

An art dis­play fea­tur­ing big cats and ravens is at El­e­va­tion Coffee, 1110 Paseo del Pue­blo Norte, El Prado. Free. Call Ron Dun­can (575)741-9460.

Den­ver artist Sarah Palmeri’s in­stal­la­tion piece, “The Mag­a­zine Pro­ject,” “twists the rules of mass me­dia in fa­vor of fem­i­nism,” says a press re­lease. Palmeri’s work will be on dis­play at the UNM-Taos Atrium Gallery April 5-May 7.The ex­hibit opens with a re­cep­tion Fri­day (April 5) from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery, 1157 County Road 110, Ran­chos de Taos. For more in­for­ma­tion, email ssto­[email protected] Rag-made quilts can be seen at Taos Pub­lic Li­brary, March 15 - May 31. Works by Vi­o­lette Alby, Ellen Cirnigliaro, Melissa Lar­son, Ter­rie Han­cock Man­gat, Na­dia Mc­Curdy, Chris­tine Robert, Win­ter Ross and Mi­nori Yata are in­cluded in the show. There will be a quilt talk and artists’ re­cep­tion on Satur­day April 14 from 1- 2:30 p.m. at the li­brary. The show is spon­sored by Wholly Rags, a lo­cal non­profit tex­tile re­cy­cler. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (575)751-9862 “Work by Women” con­tin­ues at The Har­wood Mu­seum of Art, 238 Le­doux St., Taos un­til May 13. In­cluded are rarely shown works by women from the mu­seum col­lec­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (575) 758-9826 ext. 109.

COUR­TESY IM­AGE

ONE OF THE WORKS fea­tured in the “Fam­ily Folk” show on view through April at Magpie Gallery in El Prado.

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