Arts
Fine art

Take home some Taos color

It’s that time of year when the streets of Taos downtown are packed with visitors and even the locals hit the pavement. Everyone checking out what has transpired in Taos over the winter.
Fine art

Change, the only constant

As of this year, William Stewart has switched from his well-established figurative and landscape painting to pure abstraction, albeit abstract color and form strongly inspired by nature.
Culture

Seeing stars

Joan Severance will appear at Michael McCormick Gallery Friday (July 14), 4-8 p.m., to sign copies of her new book, “How to Manifest Your Mate.” The book signing is also a kickoff to Taos Historic Museums’ annual“Fandango” fundraiser gala on Saturday (July 15) at the Martínez Hacienda.

Seeing the unseen

Taos Moderns Robert C. Ellis (1923-1979) and Michio Takayama (1903-1994) are the next focus of the “Legends of Taos Series,” presented by 203 Fine Art, the Taos gallery specializing in …

Eye of the beholder

Before photography, people — usually wealthy and seated in positions of celebrity or power — would immortalize themselves by commissioning a portrait. An artist would come …
Gallery Glider

Tripping the light fantastic

A virtual “happening” is taking place in the studio loft of Robin Stanaway this July, when Stanaway will debut among other pieces, her glass installation “The River,” a …
Fine art

From cinema to the canvas

The Harwood Museum of Art announces it will host the opening for May 2017’s Studio 238 exhibition titled “Zabriskie Point,” featuring the works of Mimi Saltzman.
Fine art

Nocturnal mysteries

There are degrees of darkness. It’s not just the extremes of light and the utter absence of it, but the subtle transitions that give darkness both its mystery and its lure. Besides those things …
Fine art

Wild at art

Mary Ann Warner, a Taos artist and winner of last year's "Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out," describes painting en plein air ("open air" in French) as a Zen experience. "I have learned to show up and trust I can get out of the way …
The arts

Stories told with wood and string

Cristina Masoliver speaks of her puppets the way the director of a close-knit theater troupe might speak of her actors: with respect, with fondness, with full knowledge of their idiosyncrasies, yet still allowing that they might …
Fine art

‘Bash at The Blake’

The Harwood Museum of Art’s “Bash at The Blake” benefit auction is happening Saturday (June 24). The event will take place in Restaurant 192 at The Blake. This is the first collaboration between the hotel at Taos Ski Valley and the Harwood.
Fine art

Art for the revolution

‘Taos was built on revolts, rebellion and revolution,” said gallery owners Tre and Lizzy DeCosta, “and we are bringing that attitude to the fine art world.”
Music
Music

Music in a mountain meadow

If you are looking for a unique musical experience this summer, Taos Soundscapes offers a rare treat: string quartet music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Joaquín Turina in a glorious alpine meadow.
Performance

Puppets, farm-fresh produce and more in Questa

Sunday (July 16), puppeteer Cristina Masoliver, with Puppet Theatre Los Titiriteros, will perform “Los Flamencos” at the market. Show time is at 1:30 p.m.
Music

Dog Days VIII benefits animal shelter

Citizen Dan is a world-class lineup of musicians paying homage to the songwriting team of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Citizen Dan performs “straight-up Steely Dan arrangements with spot-on accuracy.”
Music

Chicken Sedan at Taos Plaza Live

It will be a feather-shaking night at Taos Plaza Live today (July 13). From 6-8 p.m., local band Chicken Sedan will rock and bop you with its Americana, rockabilly, surf, hot rod twang and good old country music.
Music

Taos celebrates jazz legend

This week, Taos will celebrate a jazz legend while also welcoming a pair of living legends to town.
Film
Film

Movie review: ’Spider-Man: Homecoming’

In the narrow universe that represents the target audience for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” one has to hope it hits all the right notes.
Cinemafile

Snake eyes

There are a few laughs in the new Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy, but they are almost accidental and surely not part of the script that seems to have been scribbled on 3-inch-by-5-inch cards in …

Into the deep

There isn’t a whole lot to Johannes Roberts’ shark-bait thriller, “47 Meters Down.” The actors are middle-of-the-road. The plot is “Jaws”-light. And, because the …
Movies

Movie review: 'Salt and Fire'

Werner Herzog makes movies that don’t follow the traditional action-exposition-romance-car crash-ending formula.
Film

Movie review: 'It Comes at Night'

A highly focused thriller with sci-fi overtones, ‘It Comes at Night” just might keep you up past your bedtime. For nightmares? Maybe, but the uneasy gut feeling that lingers is more the culprit.
Books
Literary arts

The physical to the spiritual

For the next installment of the SOMOS Summer Writers Series, poetry takes on new dimensions with a multimedia performance featuring spoken word, original music and video.
Books

Uncommon speech

If you’re the type of well-mannered reader who approaches a book sensibly — starting at the beginning and not neglecting the prologue — you will find instructions, suggestions and even a YouTube link to assist you in navigating Kathy Goss’ “Darwoon Dyreez” before you encounter anything that might give you pause.
Literary arts

SOMOS debuts 2017 Summer Writers Series

"Living in rural villages” is the theme for the first SOMOS Summer Writers Series reading planned Wednesday (July 12) at 7 p.m. Location is the SOMOS Salon at 108-B Civic Plaza Drive.
The Write Stuff

Matters of life and death

This week’s books are an unmatched pair. The first shares letters exchanged with noted Taos author Frank Waters while the second is a guide to help readers prepare for the inevitable. DEEP …
Books

Close circles of friends

One book this week contains essays about the Southwest’s hippie movement while the second is a novel exploring love in its various permutations.
Books

Learning from loss

Inside, we are still children. It doesn’t matter how mature we are in years. We may have put away our toys and moved on to “adulting,” but inside, we are still the children who need help tying our shoes, reaching the top shelf and figuring out what it all means.
Culture

Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana 2017

The centuries-old tradition of celebrating the feast days of Taos' patron saints, Santiago y Santa Ana, is all things Taos — a gathering of generations to enjoy authentic food, traditional …

Dancing to the drums: 32nd Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow

A nearly full moon shed light on the opening evening of the 32nd annual Taos Pueblo Powwow Friday (July 7) and rain showers blessed the second day of the event Saturday, which attracted hundreds of …
Taos Pueblo Powwow

Nicolas Concha to be honored at Taos Pueblo Powwow

There once was an Ojibwe girl who had become very sick, so her father asked for a vision in hopes her life might be spared. That night, he dreamed of a special dress and a dance that went with it. …

Powerful tradition

They come from all over. Packed into cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and campers, Native American people from many different tribes travel the powwow highway to one of their favorite stops. For 32 …
Photo series

Muck racers

The loud revving of engines could be heard from miles around. Huge custom mud-ready trucks and race cars decorated the field at Questa’s annual mud bog Saturday (June 10).
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