Feel­ing brand new

Artists at TCA re­cep­tion reveled in a chance to spread their wings

Tempo - - MEDIA CENTER - By Tempo staff

The clos­ing re­cep­tion to a pop-up show in the En­core Gallery at the Taos Community Au­di­to­rium is rarely this flam­boy­ant. But, that was cer­tainly the case when “Love Who You Are, Love Who You Want” wrapped up its four-day run Thursday (April 5) with a “re­cep­tion ex­traor­di­naire.” The show, which fea­tured art­work by young mem­bers of the LGBTQ+ community in Taos, fea­tured more than 20 works of art in medi­ums rang­ing from pho­tog­ra­phy and mixed me­dia to sculp­ture. Ac­cord­ing to Taos Cen­ter for the Arts Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Deb­o­rah McLean, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Taos Cen­ter of the Arts, told Tempo last week that the exhibition hap­pened serendip­i­tously.

“Art speaks. Peo­ple use art to ex­press so­cial and po­lit­i­cal is­sues. There are times when it is not as prom­i­nent. Th­ese are times when artists are re­spond­ing vis­ually and with the writ­ten word,” McLean said.

Ad­di­tional pho­tos of the re­cep­tion can be seen in “On the scene” on Page 17 in Tempo. Pho­tog­ra­pher Katharine Egli has left The Taos News to pur­sue a ca­reer in the med­i­cal field. We wish her great suc­cess and hap­pi­ness. The pho­tos in “On the scene” were taken this week by Jane Phillips, tem­po­rary pho­tog­ra­pher for The Taos News.

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