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A Musician Paints: Hugh Dana Gibson

A Musician Paints:  Hugh Dana Gibson
May 2 - June 22, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the TCA

A Musician Paints is an exhibition of works by Hugh Dana Gibson that melds together the canvas and viola, both instruments of choice. At the age of nine, Hugh began his studies wih the violin and in 1952 he graduated with a MFA in painting. One could say there is a union of senses…hearing and sight.

David Hinske, artist, NM Arts Commissioner, and friend of the TCA, curated the work in the exhibition featured in the TCA Encore Gallery. David chose works that span over 60 years of Hugh’s life and represent a range of style and influences. David notes that Hugh's warm palette invites the viewer to share his creative space, whether painting abstractly like 'Dome' and 'Yellow' or in his quiet representational depictions of life around him, seen particularly in the painting, 'Kitchen Sink'. His thoughtfulness for his subject material shows through his paint and viewers will find themselves calmed by Hugh's rendering of his hushed regard for his subject matter.

Much of Hugh’s style and composition was formed by where he was living at the time whether it was Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas or New Mexico. Living in Taos and having wonderful views inspired his landscape and window paintings. The abstract work title “Bird Dance” came from the Pow-wow and Pueblo dances.

Travel and events also influenced his work. The Korean War and the prospect of being drafted into the army influenced the painting titled “Three Musicians”. The silkscreen “Orvieto” is part of a series inspired by Italian cathedrals that he saw during travels in Europe. “Voyage to Byzantium”, an oil painting, relates to mosaics seen in Ravenna and Venice.

Hugh grew up in a college town experiencing a building boom that inspired a childhood interest in architecture that also influenced his painting. Other works titled “Burning Bush”, “Tree of Life”, and “Agony in the Garden” are biblical themes influenced by the fact that his dad was a minister. Having five older siblings who were active professional musicians, as well as a visual artist sister one could say that he was predestined to follow in their footsteps. Encouragement from family came through exposure to good music and art.

As Hughs professional career was playing viola in symphony orchestras, time for painting was dictated by performance schedules. However, the two art forms definitely interface; music is very much inside his artwork. When he paints he hears music. The music cycles through his subconscious whether it is the last performance he has played or a work that he is rehearsing. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony performed recently with the Roswell Symphony is featured in his head currently…. inspired what visual creation will follow? Hugh’s desire is to create something beautiful in painting, musical performances, and his surroundings. This exhibition speaks to his desire.
 

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Event Listings

August 2013

TCA Exhibits at Caffe Renato: Abby Salsbury & Dean Pulver

August 27 - April 30, 2014
Location: Caffe Renato
Enjoy fine dining and the artwork of two Taos fine artists.
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ongoing since March 2014

Book of the Month - Gail Goodwin

March 14 - May 1, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery
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Journey: Photographs by Douglas M. Smith

March 14 - April 27, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Travel photography by long-time TCA supporter, Smith. Opening reception March 14, 5-7pm
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April 2014

Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino

April 23, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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The Met Live in HD: "Cosi fan tutte" Mozart

April 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Lunchbox"

April 27, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Lunchbox"

April 28, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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TCA Exhibits at Caffe Renato: Gretchen Ewert

April 29, 2014 4:00 PM
Location: Caffe Renato
Save the Date: Opening Reception - May 9th - 5-7pm

Movies at the TCA "The Lunchbox"

April 29, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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May 2014

A Musician Paints: Hugh Dana Gibson

May 2 - June 22, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the TCA
Recent works on canvas. Opening reception May 2, 5-7pm
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Movies at the TCA "Nymphomaniac Vol. 1"

May 4, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Nymphomaniac Vol. 1"

May 5, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Give Grande New Mexico -A Dynamic 24-hour State Wide Fundraising Event

May 6, 2014
Location: On -line
Support the TCA - Your partner in building the community of Taos as a "Hub for the Arts"
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Movies at the TCA "Nymphomaniac Vol. 1"

May 6, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Nymphomaniac Vol. 2"

May 12, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
No film on Sunday, May 11.
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Movies at the TCA "Nymphomaniac Vol. 2"

May 13, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
No film on Sunday, May 11.
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The Met Live in HD: "La Cenerentola" Rossini

May 31, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
DATE CHANGE
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June 2014

Met Encore Series: Verdi’s Rigoletto

June 18, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Verdi’s Rigoletto (originally transmitted on February 16, 2013)
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Met Encore Series: Puccini’s La Rondine

June 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Puccini’s La Rondine (originally transmitted January 10, 2009)
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Paintings by Suzanne Wiggin

June 27, 2014 8:31 AM
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Paintings of light and landscape. Opening reception June 27, 5-7pm

July 2014

Met Encore Series: Verdi’s Otello

July 9, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Verdi’s Otello (originally transmitted October 27, 2012)
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Met Encore Series: The Enchanted Island

July 16, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The Enchanted Island (originally transmitted January 21, 2012)
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September 2014

Quick Draw & Auction

September 27, 2014 12:00 PM
Location: Stables Courtyard & throughout historic district
Forty-plus artists create works of art in a 3-hour period then the art is auctioned in the Encore Gallery.
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November 2014

6th Annual Juried Self Portrait Show

November 21 - January 18, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
This popular exhibitit features works in all medium by local artists. Opening Nov 21, 5-7pm

January 2015

3rd Annual TCA Members Open

January 23 - March 1, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery and the Stables
A great chance to see the breadth of art in Taos. All medium. Over 50 artists. Opening Jan 23, 5-7pm

March 2015

Zoe Zimmerman: Photography

March 6 - April 26, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Recent photography by Taos artist Zimmerman, Opening March 6, 5-7pm