Jo-an Smith “Elemental” New Work by Artist Jo-an Smith
Saturday, November 18, 11AM Jo-an will be speaking, "My Art Journey" Involve early childhood experiences with art and examples of her art leading up to today. She will share major jewelry pieces which were created while completing her MA in Jewelry Designat NMSU in 1965.
From 12-3PM by special arrangement, Jo-an will be in the gallery to visit and to conduct small tours of "Elemental." The public is invited.
New Mexico artists are amazing! Discover New Mexico’s Art Treasures & support the people who create them.
“Transitions” Art Exhibit – New works by Jeri Desrochers
Exhibit & Fundraiser Cancer Aid Resource and Education
Unsettled Gallery 905 North Mesquite Street Las Cruces, New Mexico Opening on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. During Art Ramble The Exhibit will run through Saturday, December 8, 2017
“Transitions” explores changes in life and art after the experience of a threatening illness and benefits CARE Las Cruces, a support system for those battling cancer.
Desrochers and Unsettled Gallery will donate a portion of all sales of her artwork from the “Transitions” art exhibit to support this important work. Paintings by Desrochers have been recognized with numerous awards and have been purchased for the State of New Mexico Public Art Collection as well as the City of El Paso Public Art Collection.
Jo-an's paintings and jewelry have been exibited for almost 40 years at Cutter Gallery in Las Cruces, NM. The Cutters and Jo-an have partnered for over fifteen of Jo-an's one- woman shows.
Smith has resided in New Mexico since 1972. She received her MA in Art specializing in Metalwork from New Mexico State University. A Distinguished Member of the Society of Goldsmiths, she is also a painter, and her work in both mediums is collected nationally and internationally. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in American Women.
On Oct 14, at 7:00, at Quechua Restaurant two of the dearest men I know, Enrico Trujillo and Ed Cardenas, will present their work. Both of them have and continue to contribute to this community, and I am honored to introduce them.
Ed Cardenas, a native of Taos, has family roots in Rio Lucio. Ed will talk about his books and the importance of keeping our languages. He has a master’s degree in social work from Denver U., where he received the Dorthea Spellman Award for his creativity in working with groups. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Metro State College in Denver. Ed is trained as a facilitator trainer at the Grief Education Institute, a substance abuse counselor trainer and as rehabilitation specialist trainer for staff working with the disabled substance abuser. Ed is retired from the Veterans Administration, the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University and Albuquerque Public Schools. Currently, Ed trains substance abuse and grief counselors and other human service workers (i.e. teachers). He also trains parents on parental skills.
Enrico Trujillo was born in Taos and has spent his life in New Mexico. He has been influenced by Orozco, Siqueros, the interactive and multimedia work of Golan Levin, along with Doc Woohoo and Jared Tarbell. These days he looks to inspiration from the people, landscapes and communities of Taos. His talent was recognized early when he presented a one man show of work while graduating from High School. From there to the University of New Mexico with Martin Facey and Nick Abdalla, and upon graduating from UNM with a BFA he in the development of online educational and interactive programs for the Navajo Education Technology Consortium. He also helped launch ARTS LAB, a multidisciplinary arts & sciences program that worked with motion capture, projection, 3D animation, augmented reality and cinematic special effects. Enrico’s work is informed by an interest in communication and education through visual and interactive media.
Angel Fire Studio Tour September 30th and October 1st 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days Areas Participating Angel Fire, Taos Canyon, Valle, Black Lake, and Eagle Nest
The trees are just now beginning to get some hints of color in them. It should be an incredible time of the year to drive through the mountains and see the fall colors while you are enjoying the Angel Fire Studio Tour. The days are warm now and the evenings are cool.
Linda Rauch Gallery will be participating in the tour at their Taos Canyon property, located at 26070 Hiway 64 which is on the Enchanted Circle National Scenic Byway.
Anita Rodriguez has moved her monthly salons, traditionally held at her residence, to Quechua restaurant, in the S.E. corner of McCarthy Plaza. Friday, Sept. 22, at 7:00 an incredible cast of famous local storytellers MAYE TORRES, JOHN NICHOLS AND BILL WHALEY will begin what is sure to be a memorable spilling of the frijoles. These famous artists and writers were authentic eye witnesses, real life participants and in some cases the perpetrators of hysterical (sorry) historical events. We are calling it MEMORY MICROPHONE. If you want to eat some of Chef Jose’s excellent Peruvian food, it’s is a good idea to call (575 770 1057) and make reservations for before or after the presentation, as the kitchen will be closed from 7:00 until 8:30. Maye is not only one of Taos’ most original and best known women Taos artists, she is a lively, witty, brave – no, valiant raconteur. John Nichols, author of Milagro Bean Field War, The Sterile Cookoo – and 425 other books – needs no introduction. And neither does Bill Whaley, author of Gringo Lessons, and editor of The Horse Fly. Don’t miss this quintessentially Taos experience!