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Tales from El Norte Exhibition: by Muskrat and Garcia

Tales from El Norte Exhibition: by Muskrat and Garcia
June 5 - September 11, 2017
Location: Historic Taos Inn

 

Fine art photographer Meredith Garcia and painter Tera Muskrat are emerging artists in Taos who have come together to mount a Norteño-themed show as part of the “TCA Exhibits” series at The Taos Inn. Both were poster artists for the Taos Fall Arts Festival [Garcia in 2015 and Muskrat in 2016], and they share a love of the people and culture of Northern New Mexico – “El Norte.”

Merediths photographs are from a suite of work entitled “Española Redux.” Meredith taught for several years at Northern New Mexico College, where she learned to love and appreciate the people of Española and their distinctive lifestyle. If Taos is the "Soul of the Southwest," Española is its viscera.  With its people steeped in the traditional culture of Northern New Mexico, with the accompanying blood, sweat, toil and tears of its agricultural and blue-collar roots, the heart of Española beats to a different drum. Her photographs capture the gritty reality of life in the town that was once known as the Low Rider Capital of the World, whose culture is being changed by the influx of modern life. Several of the subjects of her photographs have disappeared since she took their images – most notably, the iconic watering-hole Red’s Bar, now replaced by a gas station – and others have closed and are suffering demolition by neglect, such as the Arrow Motel. Her work serves to celebrate as well as to enshrine these elements of Norteño culture.

Tera has truly become a New Mexican and as an artist, she has managed to paint daily life in a very authentic manner that expresses the real dignity and beauty of the people with whom she has become friends and family, with an emphasis on women. She paints contemporary expressions of New Mexican women in daily life. Tera’s paintings capture an authentic experience, which shows all of the beauty in Northern New Mexico. Her New Mexico Calendar Girls are celebrations of the strength, durability, power, diversity, and uniqueness of the women here, inspired by the calendar artists of Mexico from the 1930s and ‘40s and the folk artists of northern New Mexico. Tera’s art is powerful, witty, and transgressive, pushing at the boundaries of the Taos art scene with a playful finger. Her work is unique.

 

The opening reception for the show will be at The Taos Inn on Friday, June 9 2017, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. The work will be on display through September 11.

 

 

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 2017

Tales from El Norte Exhibition: by Muskrat and Garcia

June 5 - September 11, 2017
Location: Historic Taos Inn
Depictions of New Mexico real life
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ongoing since July 2017

"Migration" by Sang Roberson

July 10 - September 3, 2017
Location: Encore
Recent Work by Sang Roberson fills the Encore Gallery
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August 2017

Taos School of Music: Young Artist Concert

August 6, 2017 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
7:30pm. Taos School of Music young artists perfom. Program to be announced. $10
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Music from Angel Fire: England

August 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
FINZI Romance in E-Flat Major for Strings, Op. 11 ELGAR Quintet in A Minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 84 IMANI WINDS, program to be announced from the stage
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Music From Angel Fire: Czech Republic

August 26, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
MARTINU Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, H.315 SCHULHOFF Five Pieces for String Quartet DVORAK Quintet in G Major for Strings, Op. 77
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Music From Angel Fire: Youth and Family Concert

August 30, 2017 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A free event for youth and their families. Featuring musicians from the Young Artist program.
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