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Book of the Month - Volume VII

Book of the Month - Volume VII
August 1 - September 25, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium


“Volume VII” by Sara Jean Gray is titled American Earth - Environmental Writing since Thoreau. Sara Jean calls it a work in progress because, despite the fact she has documented and illustrated 326 pages,she still has 648 pages to go.

As she read and reveled in the beautifully written excerpts in the book, she knew there was no way she could make the authors and the concepts a part of her. So she began taking words from each essay, ones that she felt caught its nugget of meaning and added her own illustrations.

“It may be my life’s work,” she says. “It has not gone fast. But it is a happy thing to read an essay, absorb its message and then go into my studio to ponder how best to capture the essence of what I’ve read.”

Sara Jean has been an artist of one sort of another her whole life. She has been a member of the Taos Book Arts Group since its inception.

The Book of the Month is collaboration between the Taos Center for the Arts and the Taos Book Arts Group. Each month a new work of art is on display in the Encore Gallery. Artists in the Book Art Group experiment with a wide range of readily available materials and simple techniques to develop creative narratives. Sometimes they bear little resemblance to the codex book form that is most familiar to all of us, yet they share with all books sequence and narrative.


The Taos Book Arts Group, in existence since 2005, gathers on the third Tuesday of each month in the Conference Room at the Millicent Rogers Museum to share their work, learn new techniques from one another and exhibit their work. Members of the Group have a wide-range of artistic interests, including printmaking, drawing, photography, fiber arts, poetry and sculpture. There are no dues, few rules and meetings offer a nurturing and supportive environment to anyone who would like to join or just attend a meeting.

For further information please contact Carol Farmer at 575-751-3091 or Sara Jean Gray at 575-776-3000.

 

 

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 June 2014

Transition: Works by Suzanne Wiggin

June 27 - September 22, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Paintings of light and landscape. Opening reception June 27, 5-7pm
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ongoing since August 2014

Book of the Month - Volume VII

August 1 - September 25, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Book of the Month - Volume VII by: Sara Jean Gray
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Arte de Descartes XIV

August 23 - September 6, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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Venice: A Reality of a Different Order - Works by Robbie Steinbach

August 29 - January 13, 2015
Location: Caffe Renato
Prints and Photographs by Robbie Steinbach
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September 2014

Movies at the TCA "Fifi Howls From Happiness"

September 2, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Health is More than Health Care: The Community Determinants of Health

September 5, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 7, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 8, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 9, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Take Back Our Sky! unveiling the geoengineering aerosol spraying agenda

September 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: TCA
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D. H. LAWRENCE: A Journey Without Shame

September 11, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Early Life and Education Matter: Setting the Stage for Life-long Health

September 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Connectedness Matters: Inclusion and Belonging as Health Resources

September 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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ON THE LAND~Together with the Earth

September 20, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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Life in New Mexico

September 21, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Life in New Mexico - New Mexico Film Foundation - Special One Time Screening
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Taos Selects-Sampler

September 26 - October 5, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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14th Annual Quick Draw & Auction

September 27, 2014 12:00 AM
Location: Stables Courtyard & throughout historic district
Watch, learn, and collect. Quick Draw is TCA's annual fundraising event and a don't miss.
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October 2014

Slice of Life - Photo Journalism in Taos - A Juried Exhibition

October 3 - November 17, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Stayed in touch for more information.
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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

Second City Improv

November 21, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Comedy at its best. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.
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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