Items filtered by date: August 2017

Taos Environmental Film Festival - A Free Event

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9/27 Wednesday 10am: Ode to Standing Rock,

Coral Reef Adventure, Groundswell

9/27 Wednesday 7pm: SOMOS “Photography,

Writers & the Environment” (108 B Plaza Drive)

9/28 Thursday 10am: Reefs at Risk & Chasing Coral

9/28 Thursday 7pm: The Colorado Q&A with

director & screenwriters

9/29 Friday 10am: Before the Flood &

Seed: The Untold Story

9/29 Friday: Wild & Scenic On Tour Shorts

Program 1: 6pm

Program 2: 8pm

9/30 San Geronimo Day & Franti concert

10/1 Sunday 6pm: Chasing Coral

8pm: Pursuit of Silence

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has recently released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. We also have a free, interactive, national arts vibrancy county heat map. The National Association of Counties contributed an article about it for our blog recently, as well as Franklin County, OH. The relevance and contributions of arts and culture to every-day life and community economies are real and provide Americans a rich artistic and cultural legacy. We’re thrilled to celebrate arts vibrancy in communities large and small across the country.

Below is a screen shot of our interactive arts vibrancy county heat map. We provide scores for every county's Arts Dollars, Arts Providers, Government Support, Socio-economic and Other Leisure characteristics.

We invite you to contribute a short article (3-500 words) for our blog. How do you support or promote arts and culture? What makes the arts vibrant in your community? What are the cultural assets in Taos County? What are the challenges to maintaining or growing a vibrant cultural community? What does the future look like? How might you use our heat map in your work? These may be some questions to consider when writing something for us, but you may have other things to share that are more important to you.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

 

National Center for Arts Research

SMU / Meadows School of the Arts

Wecome to the invite to the opening at Orale where The Taos Arts Council outreach effort with Taos County Adult Detention Art Program will display the mural created by Scripture and inmates.

We will have prints for sale to benefit additional efforts of the Taos Arts Council and the program.

It is truly the midpoint of Route 66!

STATUS OF TAKE A DETOUR FROM ROUTE 66: TAOS TO L.A AS OF 21 August 2017: 

Curators: Andrea L. Watson, Karen S. Córdova, Paul Figueroa, Margo Beutler Gins

Saturday, September, 23, 2017   Mural Room of the Old County Courthouse   2:00 p.m.
Pre-Show Lecture: Mark Henderson (Old Spanish Trail/Kit Carson)

Sunday, September 24, 2017   La Hacienda de los Martinez   2:00-5:00 pm
Tour of the La Hacienda de Los Martinez and accompanying lecture
Musical Introductions by Kim Treiber and Chipper Thompson


Meet the Artist: Seamus Berkeley: providing original painting and giclée prints on Route 66 themes, plus raffle of a print 'Original Route 66 Photograph by Jeffrey Alfier' from L.A. Show

http://www.taoschambermusicgroup.org

The Taos Chamber Music Group has announced its 25th anniversary season of “wild and scenic” music, which will run from late September, 2017 through late May, 2018. What began as the dream of flutist Nancy Laupheimer for chamber music to be a year-round presence in her hometown, has taken its place among the area's world-class summer music festivals that have made Taos a nexus for classical music.The Taos Chamber Music Group has announced its 25th anniversary season of “wild and scenic” music, which will run from late September, 2017 through late May, 2018. What began as the dream of flutist Nancy Laupheimer for chamber music to be a year-round presence in her hometown, has taken its place among the area's world-class summer music festivals that have made Taos a nexus for classical music.

The Taos Arts Council is a 501(3) non-profit organization. We, a volunteer Board of Directors, work to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of all of the creative arts and to advocate for the artist and arts organizations in Taos County.The Taos Arts Council is a 501(3) non-profit organization. We, a volunteer Board of Directors, work to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of all of the creative arts and to advocate for the artist and arts organizations in Taos County.

New Mexico further defines a local arts council by offering activities such as art education in a variety of venues:  in schools, after school programs, summer art camps and advocacy for arts education.

The Taos Arts Council applies and receives funding, through a services contract, from New Mexico Arts a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

We applaud and endorse the art instruction with Taos County Adult Detention that produced the mural unveiled today. For 2017/18 in our schedule of programs and services are new partnerships and outreach services with a focus upon adult and juvenile detention centers with art education. We will fundraise and set aside income for this purpose. The Taos Arts Council welcomes Taos County to join us in a partnership and challenges you to match our expenditures for the continuation of the Taos County Adult Detention Center art activity.

Taos Historic Museums and Taos County Historical Society hope you will attend this amazing dual museum, multicultural, historical portrait photography show opening. Photographs from our collections. Join us at both the Hacienda de Los Martinez and The Blumenschein Home and Museum on 8/12/2017, 3pm - 6pm. Plan on visiting both museums to see the exhibition in its entirety. Refreshments will be served. Help us identify family and friends you may recognize. Photograph copies will be available for purchase. The show runs at both museums from 8/13/2017 - 10/9/2017. This is going to be fun gang!