Feeling brand new
Artists at TCA reception reveled in a chance to spread their wings
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.