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Opening Reception and Birthday Celebration, Saturday, January 22, 4PM
Free screening of “The Gold Seeker” at 6:00 PM
Encore Gallery, Taos Community Auditorium
145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte

The Taos Center for the Arts is pleased to present a selection of “Life Works” by renowned Taos artist, Alyce Frank. The show opens with a reception January 22 at 4 PM.

We invite everyone to come and celebrate Alyce Frank’s birthday at the reception and see a free screening of The Gold Seeker!

The art presented spans nearly a forty-year career as a self proclaimed “Taos Expressionist.” Best known for her regional landscapes, often marked by her characteristic red undercoat, Frank also spent time painting the grand landscapes of Mt McKinley, The Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly,
and Yellowstone National Park. This exhibition presents works from those periods in her career along with Northern New Mexico landscapes and some of her most recent abstract works.

Larry and Alyce Frank settled in an abandoned penitente morada in Arroyo Hondo in 1962. Shortly after that their Los Angeles home burned giving them a clear signal that New Mexico was their new, permanent landscape. In LA Larry was a filmmaker and in the late fifties the two collaborated on a short 40 minute film, “The Gold Seeker.” The TCA is pleased to screen the film at 6:00 PM at the opening reception of the exhibition. The original 35 mm print in black and white portrays a miner seeking his fortune in the California gold country and presents a rarely viewed portion of the Franks long and distinguished careers. There will be a question and answer period with Alyce following the screening.

Frank declares in a catalog from one of many exhibitions at the Fenix Gallery in Taos, “I love the landscape. Art should have time in it, which means that you have to break out of what you look at every day and get into something that’s universal or eternal. The landscape is something very eternal. It’s there when we’re not there and its always going to be there.”

Along with others, the paintings from the exhibition may also be viewed on line at www.fenix
Encore Gallery Hours: 11 AM to 32 PM Tuesday – Friday and by appointment

For further information please contact Dancer Dearing, or 575-758-2052.

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