Fine art

Freedom of expression

'Celebrando' exhibit fills the Stables Gallery with colorful works of wonder


Art works by youth in Taos area schools were featured in the exhibit "Celebrando," which opened Saturday (April 21) in the Stables Gallery of the Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. The show was only on view through the weekend.

Curator Michael Vigil said this is the fifth year he has organized the show, which is sponsored by the Taos Municipal School District, Anansi School, and Taos Charter School. Instructors Michael Hensley and Christine Autumn, Katie Woodall and others helped marshal the efforts of students to enter works for the show.

On the walls of the Stables was a wide variety of drawings and paintings, plus a few sculptures on pedestals in the middle of the gallery. At the east end of the building, Hensley set up several easels with drawing paper, which instantly drew the attention of young artists eager to create something on the spot.

The "Celebrando" show was the first wave of some other student art shows planned at the Stables. Coming up Thursday through Saturday (April 26-28) is the "Children's Art Show: Planes, Trains and Automobiles." An opening reception is planned Saturday (April 28) from 1-4 p.m. Hours to see the show are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After that, it's "Anything is Possible," May 2-5, with an opening reception Saturday, May 5 from 1-3 p.m. There's also an "Anything is Possible" performance planned in the Taos Community Auditorium next door on Thursday morning (May 3). The latter shows are curated by Tanya Vigil. For more information, call (575) 758-2052.