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Lydia Johnston is always exploring more - and deeper. Getting a new lease on life is the effect Lydia Johnston's art process has on me. After a visit to her Hondo Mesa studio last June, I walked away excited by the prospect of looking at my day-to-day life as a canvas - a specific, creative expression of whatever is flowing within me in any given moment. more
Mark Kemper, a Taos artist and musician, talked to Tempo about his new PopTiks project. more
With the lockdown having shut down the town, from music venues to art galleries, theaters to parks, we are witnessing a virtual boom on the web. The folks at Seco Live have also been hard at work online this spring, creating digital opportunities to support the artistic community in Taos. more
"The thing is I don't really feel like an artist," said Marianne Farhney as we walked together sharing the wide width of a dirt road in El Prado. Marianne Farhney is a local artist who arrived in Taos shortly after graduating from the San Franscico Art School with a BA in Fine Art in 2004. The bio on her website simply states "(She) was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the D.C. area. She has been creating, making and crafting for as long as she can remember." more
Heritage Fine Arts just handed a $1,950 check last week (April 28) to Marci Lameman, sister of well-known Diné/Navajo artist Andersen Kee. The check is the first of more hoped-for assistance to aid folks in dire circumstances in Navajo Nation - many of whom are elderly or without electricity or running water - who are especially at risk during this current coronavirus pandemic. more
Americana singer-songwriter Max Gomez spoke to Tempo recently from his home in Los Angeles about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his life and plans. Originally from Taos, Gomez splits his time between the City of Angels and his hometown when he isn't out on the road. Gomez has been billed opposite musicians such as Shawn Mullins, James McMurtry, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin and John Hiatt. more
Tom Dixon may well be the most "underappreciated artist around," as his friend and fellow painter Peter Parks notes, but he is also one of the most respected and collected contemporary artists in Taos. more
Kristine McCallister lived in Taos long enough to count as a Taos artist. Originally from the Midwest, raised in Gary, Indiana, both of her parents were orphaned and worked hard to get ahead. "My father was killed in a work-related accident right after I turned 13. My mother is alive and very well living in Las Vegas, Nevada," McCallister says. The artist recalls her years spent in Taos as a period of self-exploration and discovery, as well as "one of growth and creating life long friendships." She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area. more
To some it may seem inexplicable why Taos--a tiny town nestled in New Mexico’s high mountain desert--became the vortex for an American art movement of such national and international significance over the course of a century.  But to Davison Koenig, the Couse-Sharp Historic Site executive director and curator, it’s perfectly understandable. more
Artist Relief, a new coalition of national arts grantmakers came together three weeks ago to protect the country’s artists in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have raised $10,000,000—enough to provide 100 artists with $5,000 relief grants each week between now and September. more
Izumi Yokoyama and Theresa Gray belong to the continuum of artists who have followed the call to come to the High Desert since Bert Phillips and Ernest Blumenschein’s wagon wheel broke, stranding the two young East Coast artists in Taos. That was a century ago, and the stream of artists that arrive in Taos and stay, remains steady. more
Paul O'Connor's photography book "Taos Portraits" (2012), chronicles 25 years in Taos through his camera lens. As he photographed the artists who lived and worked here through that quarter century, he captured the very spirit of Taos itself, in all its maverick, outlaw glory. The bohemian, freewheeling lifestyles of these artists was even more apparent in the stories that accompanied the portraits. Many of them told by family and friends. more
The Taos Woman 2020 Edition Honors 8 Taos Women of Impact. Meet Taoseña Catherine Strisik,, In Recognition of Literary artistry more
Taos actor, artist and agrarian Joel Larson remembers "the moment before everything changed and everyone could pretend that nothing's going to happen, or that it's someone else's fault. It's like before a first kiss or first anything. Afterward, the world as you know it has changed forever." more
"Poetry and Art in Public Places" is a collaboration of SOMOS (Society of the Muse of the Southwest) and the Taos Arts Council. Originally intended to be displayed in coffee shops, town facilities and galleries, the project will now exist online throughout the poetry month of April on the SOMOS website - somostaos.org. In this ekphrastic project, poets and artists respond to one another's work. more
In celebration of Valentine's Day, V-Day and the power of love, Tempo invited a few women artists in Taos to share some love. more
Two shows opening in Taos this week - "Borders and Bounty" and "What Is Love?" - both take on global and political themes from an emotional point of view. more
Sarah Bush has an outrageous, art-full sensibility. She tackles such scary, yet invigorating themes as "timelessness and impermanence, fragility and resilience, the physical body and spiritual self" - no mean feat considering such themes have captivated the world's geniuses since time immemorial. more
Ten days away from her solo art exhibition and Jesse is beside herself with excitement, her mother Stevie says, referring to her Taos Arts Council (TAC) sponsored show. Readers should note, only first names of Jesse's family will be used in this preview, to ensure the 37-year-old autistic artist's safety. more
When artist Larry Bell turned 80 years of age on Dec. 6, 2019, his friends, fans and collectors took the occasion to show their love and appreciation for him. Now a second birthday-inspired tribute promises to honor Bell's lifetime of work and carry his legacy forward in service to future generations of artists and art lovers. more
The exhibition of Beatrice Mandelman's work "Overflowing with Color," on view now at the Harwood Museum of Art, is timed to coincide with the release of a film about her life and creative output. The New Mexico PBS documentary "Creation Is Pure Freedom" will premiere April 11 in the Harwood's Arthur Bell Auditorium. more
The dance between detail, fine detail, the minutia that comprises the anatomy of this world and the expansiveness that opens through abstract and symbolic art is the dance at which Shera Maher is adept. more
Donabe, the pan-Asian eatery that both stands out in Taos and fits right in, just celebrated its one-year anniversary of serving food, sake and art in the former Arthur Rochford Manby house. more
There's a new kid on the art block and he's a dream of enthusiasm for the uniqueness of all that is Taos. more
Gold, purple and green is the color palette Allegra Sleep explores for her solo exhibition titled "Time, Travel." She said her color choices represent her childhood in Latin America, and the theme "transportation and time" is "to tie together two of my favorite bodies of work … paintings of the past and modern transportation, taxis, trucks, trains - and a few of my friend's ancestors." more
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