May 19 - May 20, 2017 - Ted Egri Day 2017

“Flight of Wind Dedication, Celebrating the Life’s Work of Ted Egri”

A two day community event celebrating the life’s work of Ted Egri and the installation of his monumental sculpture, “Flight of Wind” in front of the Taos County Courthouse Complex on Albright Street and the Historic Taos County Courthouse, May 19th and 20th.

This special event was created to bring awareness to the many accomplishments of Ted Egri, his artwork and teaching throughout Taos County and to enlighten the public regarding the significance of art in public places. The goal is to bring attention to the importance of education and creativity as it preserves our culture and history.

Ted worked integrally within our tri-culture community, inviting artists of all means and capabilities to experience an art full life. Sponsored by the NEA in the 1970’s, Ted created art programs for approximately 2000 students throughout Taos County, Questa and Penasco. He also invited artists to live and develop their talent on his personal property.

During this two-day event, there will be new opportunities for children and adults to experience personal creativity by participating in activities and learn about the historical impact of Ted Egri within our community.

 

Activities begin on Friday, May 19th at 2pm at the Harwood Museum auditorium, featuring a screening of an early interview with Ted Egri. Their collection of works by Egri will be on display. Opening ceremonies follow at 4:30 at the main Taos County Courthouse Complex with a joint proclamation by Taos County Chairman, Jim Fambro & Town of Taos Mayor, Dan Barrone. There will be a brief acknowledgement by other institutions in Taos County who have received donations; UNM-Taos, Taos Library and Sierra Vista Cemetery. Brochures with maps of the location of these works will be available. Select historical paintings and sculpture by Egri will be on display in addition to a running display of images of the installation of “Flight of Wind.”

On Saturday, May 20th, beginning at 10am at the Taos County Courthouse Complex, children’s activities and artist’s demonstrations will occur near “Flight of Wind.” The Harwood Museum and Twirl will sponsor fun activities for children, followed by a parade of El Viboron, the dragon created by Egri.

Artist demonstrations will take place in the same location, featuring John Suazo of Taos Pueblo, carving near his recently installed sculpture; Artaos will present a printmaking demonstration as well as a special t-shirt created for this event; Richard Sanchez who installed “Flight of Wind,” will share his welding technique.

Afternoon lectures occur at the Historic Courthouse on the Plaza. This program will provide a history of the life and work of Ted Egri through images and stories. Paul Figueroa, President of the Taos Arts Council, will be the symposium host. Speakers include Kathy Cordova, co-founder of The Living Treasures Program; Elise Waters Olonia of Fine Art Services, event organizer; Richard Tobin, Director of the Harwood Museum; David Witt, Curator, Academy for the Love of Learning; Phillip Bareiss, owner of Bareiss Gallery. Select works by Ted Egri will be on display and available for sale.

The event concludes Saturday evening with a mini retrospective, “Legends of Taos Series - The Art of Ted Egri (1913-2010),” at 203 Fine Art, 1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite I from 5- 8pm.

Sponsored by Taos County, Ed and Trudy Healy, Centinel Bank, UNM-Taos, Hotel St. Bernard, Taos Arts Council, Fine Art Services, Ace Hardware, Martyrs Steakhouse, Mabel Dodge Lujan House, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / Taos Real Estate, Quail Ridge Taos, KTAO, Taos News, Artaos, and private donors.

For information call 575-751-0647 or visit fineartservices.info.

 


 

“Flight of Wind Dedication, Celebrating the Life’s Work of Ted Egri” Mission Statement – 19/20 May 2017

The purpose of this special event is to bring awareness to the many accomplishments of Ted Egri, his artwork and teaching throughout Taos County and to enlighten the public regarding the significance of art in public places. It is our goal to bring attention to the importance of education and creativity as it preserves our culture and history.

Ted worked integrally within our tri-culture community, inviting artists of all means and capabilities to experience an art full life. Sponsored by the NEA in the 1970’s, Ted created art programs for approximately 2000 students throughout Taos County, Questa and Penasco. He also invited artists to live and develop their talent on his personal property.

It is our goal during this two-day event to provide new opportunities for children and adults to experience personal creativity by participating in activities and learn about the historical impact of Ted Egri within our community.

Last modified on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:38