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DEDICATION OF TED EGRI’S SCULPTURE “SEA SONG”

Recently a wonderful donation was made to the Taos Center for the Arts. You may have noticed the beautiful bronze sculpture in front of the Taos Community Auditorium. The sculptures sweeping arch when hooked up to water suggests a harp, hence the name “Sea Song”. Made by Taos artist Ted Egri, the piece was originally commissioned in 1965. Ted completed it and hauled it to California in 1966 for installation in Beverly Hills. This year Beverly Hills Gateway, LP and Promenade Gateway, LP donated it to the TCA.

The Taos Center for the Arts is overjoyed to have this original Egri back home in Taos and installed as the gateway to the Taos Community Auditorium.

Please join us for a dedication ceremony at the new “Sea Song” sight in front of the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM on Saturday October 16 at 2:00 PM.

A Taos icon, Egri was a founding member of the Taos Art Association, which was renamed the Taos Center for the Arts in 2000. He was born in 1913 and raised in New York City. He was a painter until he moved to Taos in 1950 where he became involved in sculpture. His feelings about social injustice found release through the violent pounding with hammer and chisel. Later he became intrigued with form in space, and he developed along these lines with his personal sculptural statements as well as commissioned pieces.

"My inspiration comes from the combination of my emotional state, my experiences in my environment, and what my psyche does with these elements." --Ted Egri


For further information please contact Dancer Dearing, dancer@tcataos.org or 575-758-2052.

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