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A staged reading of SEVEN will be presented Sunday - March 5th, 4 to 7 p.m., at SOMOS.  

SEVEN is written by seven award winning playwrights, based upon interviews with seven courageous women from seven different countries who have faced life-threatening obstacles to bring about major improvements in the lives of women and girls in their home countries.  

Taos Readers are:  Judith Kendall, Jan Smith, Judith Rane, Rose Gordon, Christine Autumn, Pat McCabe and Pam Parker.



In 2006, Vital Voices connected seven award-winning female playwrights with seven extraordinary women leaders in our Global Leadership Network. Inspired by their tales of triumph, the playwrights gave voice to these women’s experiences and produced a documentary play, SEVEN.

Through the powerful medium of theater, true stories of leadership and courage come to life, illustrating that women in diverse corners of the world are overcoming tremendous odds to advance peace, justice and freedom. The women profiled in SEVEN and their respective playwrights include:

Farida Azizi, Afghanistan | Playwright: Ruth Margraff

Mu Sochua, Cambodia | Playwright: Catherine Filloux

Anabella de Leon, Guatemala | Playwright: Gail Kriegel

Hafsat Abiola, Nigeria |  Playwright: Anna Deavere Smith

Inez McCormack, Northern Ireland |  Playwright: Carol K. Mack

Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan |  Playwright: Susan Yankowitz

Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Russia |  Playwright: Paula Cizmar

SEVEN Around the World

Premiered in New York City, SEVEN has been translated into 23 languages, with over 150 performances staged in 32 countries.




The Taos Arts Council presents a  Brown Bag Tour, an informal tour and talk, on its the current exhibition “Taos Artists in Public Spaces” on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 12noon, at Taos Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM. Participating artists for the program are photographers Meredith Mason Garcia and Mark Goebel and ceramic artists JoAnne DeKeuster and Kevin DeKeuster.

The public is invited to bring a bag lunch for consumption either before or after the tour with the artists.

Photographer Meredith Garcia will share insights to the mini-retrospective on her work and its processes. Mark Goebel will discuss the large photo-murals on view in the Town Hall lobby as well as

his archival digital photographs from New Mexico. JoAnne and Kevin DeKeuster of Enchanted Circle Pottery, wood-fired pottery and ceramics, will present aspects of their work from a distinguished professional career.


“Taos Artists in Public Spaces” presents the work of Taos County artists who responded to an invitation

from the Taos Arts Counci and the Art in Public Spaces program of New Mexico Arts.  The exhibition continues through March 31, 2017, Monday-Friday, 8:00am -5:00pm. The exhibition continues the goal of the Taos Arts Council to place art in public buildings and develop a Taos Public Art Program with the Town of Taos.

Visit for additional information on the Council and its services.  The Taos Arts Council is funded in part by NMArts a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Taos Arts Council                                                                              NEWS RELEASE

PO Box 263                                                                                        Ferbuary 16, 2017

Taos, NM 87571

Contact: Paul Figueroa, President





Saturday - February 18, 2017 - 7 to 9 pm / SAGEBRUSH INN

                * A MASQUERADE CELEBRATION *

                               A "LOVE YOUR LIBRARY" EVENT 


                      PRIZES * RAFFLE * APPETIZERS * LIVE MUSIC 




Wednesday, 01 February 2017 19:10

ART IN PUBLIC SPACES - is a program within the state of New Mexico. At the TAC sponsored, Public Forum on Art in Public Spaces, held in the mural room of the old Taos County Courthouse on January 28, 2017, Michelle Laflamme-Childs informed us of the many opportunities for Taos artists to be listed on the rooster — as an available artist for possible selection of artwork for a public spaces.  Financial compensation is part of the program.  We at TAC think ALL TAOS ARTIST should be registered.  Here are the links to garner more information:

You may also contact Michelle directly at: "Laflamme-Childs, Michelle, DCA" <>
The artwork shown here is by Art in Public Places artist, Mark Goebel, whose work is on display, along with

* Jonathan Blaustein * JoAnne DeKeuster * Kevin DeKeuster *

             * Meredith Mason Garcia * Mark Goebel * Abby Salsbury * Peggy Trigg *

at the Taos Town Hall exhibit titled: TAOS ARTISTS IN PUBLIC SPACES and running until ............

The stunning Goebel Photography, Giclee, Inkjet printing artworks are titled: Taos, New Mexico [A one hour exposure, illuminated by a super moon – taken at 2:00 a.m., December 25, 2015] and Spring Storm, Taos Mountains, New Mexico taken April 30, 2016 [Catching a sudden light being reflected off a big white cloud shrouding the Taos Mountains.]