Arts
Fine art

A master of Southwestern art

Walt Gonske’s work scintillates with loose and painterly strokes creating space for color, emotion and energy. And while impressionist landscapes are his forte, you sense you are looking more at Gonske’s inner-scape – a vibrant psychic interior of brilliant light and form
Fine art

State of the arts

An amazing amount of art-marketing activity has formalized since I attended a meeting Tuesday (Sept. 12) called by Taos Arts Council and ARTAOS, one of two meetings held for the nonprofit and for-profit arts sectors of Taos on Aug. 18 and Sept. 12, respectively, seeking to promote the arts of Taos.
Fina art

Flames of inspiration

In addition to the kickoff of the 43rd annual Taos Fall Arts Festival, The PASEO returns for its fourth season. Between the two – and their many related events – your days and evenings will be filled to the brim with the best of who we are.
Arts

NeoRio is where it's at

NeoRio offers thought-provoking art installations right on the rim of the gorge of the Río Grande, along with a fall feast and music.
Fine art

Parts of the whole

A collaboration between artists Dora Dillistone, Hank Saxe and Brian Shields, “Earthly Elements” will celebrate its opening with a reception Friday (Sept. 15).
Fine art

Hand cranked

“The ongoing issue regarding originality plagues printmaking which was, after all, developed in order to create inexpensive multiples,” a press release from the organizers of an annual Taos printmaking show states.
Benefit

Get ready for the Chile Challenge

The hottest day of the year comes to Taos Country Club on Saturday (Sept. 16). The Taos Milagro Rotary Club’s 11th annual Chile Challenge is a sure bet to bring a few beads of sweat to the brow.
Photography

Faith and structure

Beginning in 2010, Mark Goebel became drawn to photographing the exquisite beauty of Christian sanctuaries in New Mexico. For his exhibit at the Taos Inn, he has selected 43 photographs to represent this body of work (which totals three times as much).
Literary arts

Two Taos events focus on Tom Stoppard play

The Taos Center for the Arts and the Society of the Muse of the Southwest are putting together a pair of programs centered on “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” a play by Tom Stoppard.
Fine art

Read Lockhart Gallery opens

The contemporary figurative work of D. Read Lockhart debuted with the grand opening Saturday (Sept. 2) of his new gallery of the same name.
Fine art

Masters at their craft

This co-exhibit of Gretchen Ewert and Maye Torres’ work is an opportunity for art lovers to witness two prominent artists at the top of their craft.
Fine art

Spirit and magic

Envision Gallery owner Jimmy Murray says he has been proud to show Reto Messmer’s unique bone and metal sculptures for more than six years. The artist recently completed a series of sepia oil paintings that he has been working on for years.
Music
Music

Setting down roots

Now in its third year, the Red River Folk Festival promises to become a mainstay in the richness of Northern New Mexico’s musical festivals. This year’s lineup features James McMurtry, Shawn Mullins, Kelley Mickwee, Chuck Prophet, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Mirabal, Max Gomez and more.
Music

Tish Hinojosa headlines Shortgrass

When songwriter Tish Hinojosa penned the words to her local favorite song, “Taos to Tennessee,” she was in her 20s, living in Taos, working a seasonal job in Red River by day and playing her guitar by night at the Sagebrush Inn.
Music

Classic pickers in Red River

Grab your favorite instrument and head to the mountains for a weekend full of homegrown folk music.
Music

Equal parts

Folk music and Taos are well-acquainted two-step partners. The area is familiar with the genre and with upcoming duo Clay Parker and Jodi James.
Music

Women of wonder

Tristen narrowed down her selection to 11 songs. Letting each song be what it was going to be included keeping a certain level of simplicity and bringing in instrumentation particular to each song.
Film
Movies

Movie review: 'It'

One of the reasons for that rep is that he doesn’t pull any punches. If something in a given story leads down a particularly dark and very nasty alley, he’ll take you there and make you …
Movies

Celluloid celebration

Taos Center for the Arts will be recapturing the magic of pre-digital cinema with a weeklong “35mm Film Bash.” Its “new” vintage 35-millimeter equipment will be showcased with four very different films from bygone eras at the Taos Community Auditorium.
Movies

Movie review: 'The Glass Castle'

In most movies and certainly in TV, poverty is either a temporary state, played for laughs or something lazy people fall into because it’s their own fault.
Movies

Movie review: 'Wind River'

There is great promise in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s new film, “Wind River.”
Movie review

Movie review: ’The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Wild, filled with extreme violence and profanity, and an off-the-rails craziness, you’d almost have to guarantee Samuel L. Jackson would have to be in it.
Books
Literary arts

Freedom is the word

Taoseña poet Julia Daye said, “The interesting thing about Taos is that 99 percent of people who come here express a feeling of a homecoming when they arrive.”
Books

The spirit of activism

In response to the discourse found on our local streets and on the national stage, SOMOS has invited three authors to reflect on their activism.
Literary arts

From pen to performance

John Biscello and friends will present a multimedia, multigender enchantment inspired by his latest novel, “Nocturne Variations,” on Saturday (Aug. 12) at The Body Shop on Kit Carson Road in Taos.
Literary arts

Newly released books

The SOMOS Summer Writers Series continues with two authors who have just released new books: Lorraine Lener Ciancio and James McGrath Morris.
Performance

Declarations of independence

The task of taking on an endemic nationwide homeless problem aligns with the mission of “Misfits, Malcontents, and Mystics,” a collaborative reading event and fundraiser for HEART of Taos on Thursday (Aug. 3), 7-9 p.m., at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
Books

The fire of writing

SOMOS presents Demetria Martínez and Santee Frazier in the next installment of the Summer Writers Series on Wednesday (Aug. 2). The reading takes place at 7 p.m. at the SOMOS Salon, 108 Civic Plaza Drive.
Culture
Culture

2017 Taos Cultural Events

This video from The Taos News offers a glimpse of two cultural events that happen each year in Taos, New Mexico USA.
Theater

Mistaken identity played for laughs

Taos Onstage kicks off its fall theater season this week with a production of Steven Dietz’s thought-provoking comedy, “Becky’s New Car.” The two-week run begins tonight (Sept. 7) at the Kachina Lodge, 413 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

Artist Angie Yazzie wins big at Indian Market

Local Taos Pueblo artist and well-known master of micaceous clay pottery Angie Yazzie clinched three top awards at the 2017 Santa Fe Indian Market.  Yazzie took home the best in pottery, best …
Festival

Staying alive

For its seventh annual event, the Regeneration Festival’s theme is the seventh-generation principle.
Food and drink

TSV hosts new summer wine fest

Taos Ski Valley continues its fun month of events with the first Taos Ski Valley Summer Wine Festival, which is scheduled to occur Friday through Sunday (Aug. 18-20).
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