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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.

ON­GO­ING EX­HIBITS

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.

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