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TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Mark Asmus

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Mark Asmus
May 14 - September 17, 2018
Location: The Historic Taos Inn


Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 4-6:00pm at The Historic Taos Inn

Asmus paints in a representational style. He works in oils with a palette knife on birch panel, giving his images a painterly, colorful, impasto finish. His subject matter ranges from contemporary Taos scenes of people at work and play to imagined Taos historical scenes. Many of the paintings include animals interacting with people and places. Asmus’ desire to document historical and iconic architecture, especially the many churches and capillas which dot the landscape, should also be noted. The Taos Pueblo is a favorite subject for Asmus. Without painting from photographs, he can replicate from memory the wonder and splendor of the many ceremonies he’s attended over the years. Asmus’ paintings show a deep love for Northern New Mexico and its people and Taos in particular, all of which he wants to share with his viewers.

In one painting, a dog waits expectantly in the grass for his master and mistress, hoping the recess bell outside a two-room rural schoolhouse will ring very soon. Another painting depicts a small adobe chapel in the mountains near the town of Taos welcoming Christmas Eve worshipers on a moonlit night. Asmus imagines horseback riders from the Picuris Pueblo as they wend their way home in the snow along the rim of the beautiful and mysterious Rio Grande gorge. Asmus’ populated landscapes invite the viewer to linger and interpret the story in his or her own terms aided, perhaps, by the stories Asmus provides for most of his paintings as his inspiration.

The humor in Asmus’ paintings is most obvious in his Police Blotter paintings. Taken from the Taos News, Asmus embeds the caption on the panel, paints his version of its meaning, and then completes the concept with an insightful title. For example, a Police Blotter caption reads, “Caller reported there were some bulls walking down Solomon Lane. The caller guided the cattle back in the fence and mended it.” Asmus places the scene at the Taos Library. Recreating the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, a bull charges past a matador with his red cape. Following are more bulls and a host of participants in a chaotic scene. The Blotter is aptly titled, “Mayhem.” Another, captioned, “Notaburger,” reads: “Caller reported people in the Lotaburger parking lot were throwing rocks at crows; they claimed that a crow had attacked them.” Again, Asmus colorfully and literally recreates a chaotic scene. The Taos Inn library will be devoted entirely to the Police Blotter paintings.

 

 

These events are planned for TCA’s various venues: the auditorium, Encore Gallery, and Stables Gallery. Most events, but not all, are sponsored by TCA. Submit your TCA event here.

Event Listings

ongoing since January 2018

Geometry of Spirit by Robbie Steinbach

January 15 - May 14, 2018
Location:
Photographs and Prints by Robbie Steinbach at the Taos Inn
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April 2018

Book of the Month Volume XXXII

April 1 - May 21, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
Leaves in a Book
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Theresa's Wall

April 11 - May 21, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
Juniper Tree in Canyon by Erica Collins
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6th Annual Members Open Exhibition

April 16 - May 21, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
With a theme of "Math and Music," TCA members show their stuff on 20 x 20-inch canvases.
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31st Annual Children's Art Show: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

April 25 - 28, 2017
Location: The Stables Gallery
Kindergarten through 5th grade budding artists display their interpretations of planes, trains and automobiles
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Big Screen TCA -- ANNIHILATION

April 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A group of military scientists enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone full of mutating landscapes and creatures.
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Big Screen TCA -- ANNIHILATION

April 26, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A group of military scientists enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone full of mutating landscapes and creatures.
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Big Screen TCA -- ANNIHILATION

April 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A group of military scientists enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone full of mutating landscapes and creatures.
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The Met Live in HD: Jules Massenet's CENDRILLON

April 28, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The story of Cinderella starring Joyce Didonato
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Big Screen TCA -- ANNIHILATION

April 28, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A group of military scientists enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone full of mutating landscapes and creatures.
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Big Screen TCA -- GOLDSTONE

April 29, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the town of Goldstone to search for a missing person, and his simple duty becomes complicated when he uncovers a web of crime and corruption.
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Big Screen TCA -- GOLDSTONE

April 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the town of Goldstone to search for a missing person, and his simple duty becomes complicated when he uncovers a web of crime and corruption.
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May 2018

Big Screen TCA -- GOLDSTONE

May 1, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the town of Goldstone to search for a missing person, and his simple duty becomes complicated when he uncovers a web of crime and corruption.
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Anything is Possible: Elementary Arts Visiting Artists Program

May 2 - 5, 2017
Location: The Stables Gallery
Works from the Elementary Arts Visiting Artists Program
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Big Screen TCA -- GOLDSTONE

May 2, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the town of Goldstone to search for a missing person, and his simple duty becomes complicated when he uncovers a web of crime and corruption.
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Taos Youth Ballet presents The Lorax

May 4, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
More than 250 of Taos' talented dancers perform Dr. Seuss' beloved environmental tale
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Taos Youth Ballet presents The Lorax

May 5, 2018 1:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
More than 250 of Taos' talented dancers perform Dr. Seuss' beloved environmental tale
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Taos Youth Ballet presents The Lorax

May 5, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
More than 250 of Taos' talented dancers perform Dr. Seuss' beloved environmental tale
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TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Mark Asmus

May 14 - September 17, 2018
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
My Taos, Your Taos
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Peter Rose Gallery New York at The Stables Gallery

May 17 - 21, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
Rare opportunity to view and purchase works by Anatoli Zverev, Jack Roth, James McNeil Whistler, Maurice Sterne and many other world reknowned artists
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National Theatre in HD: YOUNG MARX

May 19, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A new comedy about that hilarious Karl Marx.
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Neta Ben Atar Exhibition

May 21 - July 1, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
A solo exhibition of recent work by Neta Ben Atar
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Taos Quilt & Needlecraft Guild Show

May 25 - 27, 2018
Location: Stables Gallery
The annual Taos Quilt & Needlecraft Show will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 25- May 27 at the Stables, featuring dozens of quilts and accessories.
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June 2018

Taos Opera Institute Festival Gala

June 30 - July 1, 2017
Location: Taos Center for the Arts
Taos Opera Institute participants and the Cantos de Taos quartet offer a delightful evening of song based on the contemporary musical opera, Speed Dating Tonight.
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July 2018

Annell Livingston and Ward L. Estes on Exhibit

July 16 - August 19, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
Recent artwork by Annell Livingston and Ward L. Estes
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September 2018

Exhibition: Susan Barnett Paintings

September 5 - October 7, 2018
Location: Encore
Recent paintings by Susan Barnett
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TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: David Gary Suazo

September 17 - January 28, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Work by David Gary Suazo of Taos Pueblo hangs throughout the Inn's public area.
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October 2018

Exhibition: Brian Shields and Bill Stewart

October 8 - November 11, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
Recent work by Brian Shields and Bill Stewart
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November 2018

Exhibition: J. Matthew Thomas

November 12 - December 16, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
New paintings by J. Matthew Thomas
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January 2019

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Laurie Celine Balliett

January 28 - May 2, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Artwork by Laurie Celine Balliett hangs throughout the Inn's Public areas.
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