Aug 16, 2017 - Taos County Adult Detention Center Art Activity - Mural Unveiling

Sunday, 20 August 2017 18:46

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.

 

The Taos County Art and Artifact Committee was established by Resolution No 2011-54 with an amendment Resolution 2014-13 for is compositon. (I am honored to be appointed and serve on this committee since May of 2014.)
“The Committee reviews and recommends on all proposed donations, displays or submissions to the County for any art or historical item or collection of items to be installed, exhibited or displayed on County properties or any related event to be conducted, regardless of th duration of the exhibition.”

We were instrumental in the selection process of public art in the County complex,the limestone sculpture by John Suazo funded by the County.  Also, the committee advocated and assisted with the estate of Ted Egri for the donation of “Flight of Wind”  recently installed and dedicated in front of the complex. Through the Committee's efforts funding was secured from a private foundation for the printing and framing of historic Taos County photographs displayed in County buildings for enjoyment and pride of the public. 

Now, as an active member of the Committee I recommend that Taos County requests itsArt and Artifact Commiteee to meet and formally recommend to the Commission the acquisition of this mural for the County's pubic art collection. Thank  you.

(In accordance policy/priorities ref. Resolution (donations, purchase or commission)
8/15/17 Presenation to Taos County Commissioners

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