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Book of the Month - Volume VIII - Julie Wagner

Book of the Month - Volume VIII - Julie Wagner
September 29 - November 20, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the TCA

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 next book art piece or “Volume VIII” is by Julie Wagner. Her piece is titled “Plaza Blanca: House of Cards”. “Plaza Blanca: House of Cards” is a piece about the White Place, or Plaza Blanca, in Abiquiui. Artist Julie Wagner says the piece is based on a child’s game, “A House of Cards.”

She sees it in relation to the White Place and the way it is always eroding and changing and how portions of the cliff fall down, rocks erode, water carves out the arroyos. “It is never the same,” she says, “from one season to the next.”

“I started,” she explains, “with two large ink drawings done on site at Plaza Blanca. I then wrote the text of a poem entitled ‘Echo Amphitheater’ by Renee Gregorio on the back. I cut the drawings into 72 cards, ran them through a laminator and then cut slots in them. They can be assembled in an infinite number of ways. There is no right or wrong structure.”

Julie Wagner made her first book in a workshop with Sas Colby in 1981. Since then she has explored many ideas and structures in book form. She is interested in metamorphosis, patterns of growth and decay, and “maps” of the natural world. She studied art at Oberlin College and has an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Wagner moved to New Mexico in 1972 and has a home and studio in El Rito. Her books are in private and public collections in Europe and the United States.

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.

 

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Event Listings

ongoing since August 2014

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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ongoing since September 2014

Book of the Month - Volume VIII - Julie Wagner

September 29 - November 20, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the TCA
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October 2014

Slice of Life/Photojournalism Exhibition

October 3 - November 16, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the TCA
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Freak Night

October 24, 2014 6:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A TCA Celebrates the Movies Event
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15th Annual SOMOS Storytelling Festival

October 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)"

October 26, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)"

October 27, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)"

October 28, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Screening of documentary film, Bon in Dolpo

October 29, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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November 2014

Peter Bonesteel's Large Paintings

November 1 - 7, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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Exhibition Peter Bonesteel's Large (64x50) Paintings

November 1 - 7, 2014
Location: TCA Stables Art Gallery
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Met Live in HD: Carmen (Bizet)

November 1, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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TCA Exhibits at The Historic Taos Inn - Photography by Bruce W. Norman

November 2 - February 2, 2015
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TCA Presents "One Off" Movie Screening “The Homesman”

November 8, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
This is star filled movie with Taos connections.
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6th Annual Self Portrats - Juried Exhibition

November 20 - January 19, 2015
Location:
The Many Faces of Taos
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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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Met Live in HD: Il Barbiere Di Sivigilia (Rossini)

November 22, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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December 2014

Met Live in HD: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg (Wagner)

December 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Robert Mirabal & Special Guest Robby Romero and Friends, A Holiday Concert

December 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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January 2015

Met Live in HD: The Merry Widow (Lehar) New Production

January 17, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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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

Met Live in HD: Les Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach)

January 31, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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February 2015

Met Live in HD: Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard's Castle (Bartok) New Production

February 14, 2015 10:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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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

Met Live in HD: La Donna Del Lago (Rossini) New Production

March 14, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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April 2015

Met Live in HD: Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) New Production

April 25, 2015 10:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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