VISUAL ARTS HIGHLIGHTS CREATIVE EDGE
VERONA, EWERT OPEN AT BAREISS GALLERY
Artists Paula Verona and Gretchen Ewert are having an opening reception for an exhibit of their work Saturday ( April 14), 4- 7 p. m., at the Philip Bareiss Gallery, 15 State Road 150, north of El Prado. The exhibition will continue through April 29 and is in conjunction with the Taos Environmental Film Festival.
RECEPTION FOR TCA ‘MEMBERS OPEN’
The Taos Center for the Arts will give an opening reception for “Math and Music,” the sixth annual Members Open exhibit Wednesday ( April 18) from 4- 6 p. m.
The show will hang in the Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. It is made up of 20 inch by 20 inch pieces focused on the theme. The delivery date for art is April 16, so time remains for artists to enter a piece in the exhibit.
All media is eligible. For more information, call ( 575) 758- 2052.
RESSLER’S WORK IN NEW MONOGRAPH
Susan Ressler’s photographs, now on view in the Harwood Art Museum as part of the “Works by Women” exhibit, have also been included in a new monograph, “Executive Order.” She will sign books and discuss her work Wednesday (April 18) at 2 p.m. in the George E. Foster Jr. Gallery at the Harwood, 238 Ledoux Street. The event is free to museum members.
For more than 40 years, Ressler has been photographing affluence in America. She writes in press materials, “In the era of Trump, we face the dangers that ensue when corporations are deregulated and when profits ‘ trump’ people. Visualized to emphasize cool geometric sterility, these photographs critique the underlying social structures enabling wealth and power. They do so with irony, empathy and insight. They show us, that although fortunes may rise and fall, the systems of power and privilege
by Paula Verona is showing along with works by Gretchen Ewert at the Bareiss Gallery in conjunction with the upcoming Taos Environmental Film Festival.
are still fixed firmly in place.” Ressler is a longtime Taos resident. “Executive Order” is the first monograph to feature her artwork. For more information, call ( 575) 758-9826.
WOOLLEY DONATES WATERCOLORS
A number of distinctive water colors have been generously donated by artist, Stephanie Woolley, to the Taos Retirement Village. These works will be permanently hung in the dining room and music room.Taos Retirement Village, 414 Camino de la Placitas, main building. Call (575) 758-8248.
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. Booth spaces measuring 10 by 10 or larger start 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. Space rental fees for artists will be used to support the NonViolence Works lease of the building for programs during the week. Call Bea (575) 613-3036.
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] gmail. com. 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 North Taos Plaza. Contact Effie at ( 575) 751- 1014 for details.
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. Poems written by more than 25 Taos poets will be displayed 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). Call ( 575) 758- 0081 or visit somostaos. org.
Philadelphia- based artist Ryan Ward’s exhibit, ‘ Bit Bad,’ is at the Reed Lockhart Gallery, 107 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos,. The gallery website says Ward, “reimagines past events through painting and large scale installation. Rather than aim for resolution, these reconfigurations pose questions about historical presentation itself.” Call the gallery at ( 847) 528- 0980. The Stephen Kilborn gallery reports it has improved pottery and art display space and is giving away free posters and limited edition bumper stickers of the “fish paintings” at its Pilar location on State Road 570, off State Road 68, 17 miles south of Taos. Open 11 a. m. until 4 p. m. every day but Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call (575) 758-0135.
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, 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. A quilt talk and artists’ reception will take place 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) 7519862
“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.