Fall Programs

Taos September - December 2012

September 22 & 23
presented by Wise Fool New Mexico
This intermedia collaboration combines the real time, projected light and modern dance of ARTheism (Topher Sipes and Samantha Beasley) with the hoop dance of Brecken Rivara, blurring the lines between dance, animation, theatre, synesthetic and visionary art.
Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm & Sunday, September 23, 2pm
Location: Peñasco Theatre Collective, 1504 St. Rd. 75, Peñasco
Tickets: $10
Info: 575-587-2726

Wednesday, September 26, 6pm
The End of the World... As We Know It
presented by UNM-Taos & SMU-in-Taos
UNM-Taos, in partnership with SMU-in-Taos, hosts a Fall Lecture Series based on the theme, “The End of the World... As We Know It: Rebuilding a Sustainable Society” and the topic of “Sustainable Shelters and Building in Times of Emergency.” The special guest speaker is Illac Diaz, current Harvard Kennedy School Masons Fellow and recognized as one of the Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum, Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World by the Jaycees International, and an Ernst and Young Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year. Space is limited. Reservations required.
Location: Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), Taos Community Auditorium
133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos
Info: 575-758-2052

Thursday, September 27, sunrise to sunset
Beautiful Midden: Reclaiming Machine Space
presented by Amigos Bravos
See page 24 for project description. Volunteers are invited to participate in restoration activities throughout August and September. On September 27, conference participants are invited to visit an exhibition at UNM-Taos, and view the restoration project while joining the Taos community in a day of fun outdoor activities in a beautiful, wild setting at the rim of the 400 foot deep Rio Pueblo de Taos gorge. Participants participate in ceremony and enjoy impromptu performances.
Locations: Exhibition at UNM-Taos Klauer Campus.
Restoration project at end of County Road C-110, 4 miles west of UNM-Taos Klauer Campus, Taos
Info: 575-758-3874

Thursday, September 27, 9am-1pm
Portable / Affordable Building
presented by UNM-Taos Green Technology Program
Special guest Illac Diaz in attendance. UNM Department of Architecture hosts Portable / Affordable Building, a mini-symposium and design competition presented by the UNM-Taos Green Technology Program. The symposium focuses on the digital representation of 21st century 3D built form with an emphasis on non-traditional projects and techniques. In conjunction with the symposium, the UNM-Taos Green Technology Program is coordinating a design competition for a 200-square foot housing structure to be built by vocational students enrolled in the program. Selected competition entries are displayed at the symposium.
Location: UNM Taos Klauer Campus, 1157 County Rd. 110, Ranchos de Taos
Fee: $35 to enter competition, symposium free
Info: 575-737-6200, Mark Goldman

Thursday, September 27, 9am-12pm
ISEA2012 Taos Residency Artists
presented by UNM-Taos Department of Art
UNM-Taos Department of Art hosts a series of exhibitions and presentations by all four ISEA2012 Taos Residency artists. Additionally, artists Steve Storz and other artists present their work.

Location: UNM Taos Klauer campus
1157 County Rd., 110 Ranchos de Taos, 575-737-6256
Open Mon – Fri, 9am-5pm

September 27 – November 30
Robert Cafazzo: Animal Locomotion Paintings & Sculpture
presented by Two Graces Plaza Gallery
Two Graces Plaza Gallery, a unique Art Gallery, Book & Curio shop, presents this exhibit based on the animal locomotion studies of Edweard Muybridge, a pioneer in early photography whose work laid the groundwork for the development of motion picture technology. Cafazzo’s paintings depict animals in a contemporary “cave painting” format, inspired by petroglyphs of the Southwest.
Location: Two Graces Plaza Gallery, 68 Saint Francis Church Plaza, Ranchos de Taos
Open daily, 9am-6pm

Thursday, September 27, 9am-5pm
Permaculture: Sustainable Technologies in Agriculture
presented by Lee Lee and Master Gardener Peter Leonard
Master Gardener Peter Leonard demonstrates a return to responsible, localized technologies through the development of a permaculture garden and aquaponics system with his grandson, Thatcher Gray. Lee Lee is creating educational paintings which stem from this high desert style of permaculture built by Peter and Thatche, her father and son. They explore the importance of sustainable agriculture that works in harmony with nature. The project has grown from concerns about the impacts industrial agriculture has had on our health and the environment. Hourly tours available. Open September 27 & by appointment.
Location: The Distillery, 519 La Lomita Rd., Taos
Info: http://talesofthatchergray.com/

September 27, 10am - 7pm
Catherine Carter and Dustin Sweet
Carter’s current work is in digital photomontage; Sweet presents the dynamic world of animation.
Location: Taos Artist Collective, 106 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, on the historic Taos Plaza
575-751-7122 Taos Collective

September 27 – 29, 12-6pm
Seeds: Time Capsules of Wilderness
presented by SEED
SEED, an arts and education project exploring and celebrating the miracle of the seed through an interdisciplinary arts/science approach, is partnering with local elementary schools to create this special audio-visual installation exploring seeds as time capsules of wilderness. This audio-visual installation provides glimpses of the “wild side of seeds” through the eyes of Taos Elementary School students.
Location: The Stables Gallery, 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos (behind Caffe Renato)
Info: 575-758-2052, www.tcataos.org

Thursday, September 27, 12-4pm
Guided Tour of the Phoenix Earthship
presented by Earthship Biotecture
Earthship Biotecture welcomes ISEA2012 attendees. They are offering special private tours of the Phoenix Earthship. Designed by Michael Reynolds, this luxurious and functional house is in harmony with its environment. Visit a home that not only feeds an entire family but also houses a tilapia pond, chicken and parakeets. Tours are hourly 12-4pm. Space is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up.
Location: Earthship Biotecture Visitor Center, #2 Earthship Way, Taos
1.5 miles past the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge on Highway 64 West, 1-800-841-9249 or
Tickets: ISEA2012 conference attendees are free, $5 for general public
Info: 1-800-841-9249 or 575-751-0462

September 27 – 29, 12-9pm
Confluence of Art and Environments
presented by LEAP
This annual outdoor, public symposium, celebration and rendezvous of artists, scholars and youth focuses on natural world themes. NeoRio 2012 features Peoples PCR, an experimental project by visiting artists, Paul Vanouse and Joan Linder, plus new installations and videos by contributing artists and local youth inspired by this year’s theme, “Powers of Sun, Wind and Water.” Experience the solar-electrified Weasel Bus, a kite extravaganza, kinetic wind and water installations, solar-powered video projections, music and evening celebrations on the rim of the Taos Gorge. NeoRio is organized by LEAP and Wild Earth Studio.
Location: Wild Rivers Recreation Area and OCHO, Questa
Tickets: Camping encouraged $7 per night, events are free
Info: 575-586-2362

September 27 - 29
Paul Vanouse & Joan Linder: Peoples PCR
presented by LEAP
Site-based, low-tech, non-proprietary, free-range, Peoples PCR is an experimental project by New York-based artists Paul Vanouse and Joan Linder. Predicated on Do-It-Yourself locating, collecting and incubating of “Thermus Aquaticus” (an organism native to thermal springs and at the heart of contemporary biotechnology), the artists utilize geothermal features of Northern New Mexico to “take back” molecular biology. Peoples PCR presentations and interactive installations are featured during NeoRio, an annual, outdoor, public symposium and celebration at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area near Questa, New Mexico. This special project was facilitated by LEAP and hosted by the BLM Taos Field Office. Documentation of Peoples PCR can be found online at www.leapsite.org.
Info: 575-586-2362

September 27 - 29
Machine Wilderness & Colloidal Silver Generator Construction and Decor
presented by Touchstone Inn
Colloidal Silver Generator Construction and Décor workshop. Supplies will be available for decorating Blue Colloidal Silver Generator, created by Brit Lowe.
Art supplies will be available for decorating the generator case.
September 27, 4pm - 7pm
September 27, 28, 29, 10am - 2pm
One Day Workshops
Fee: $175 for each workshop

September 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Petroglyphs Tour - Wilderness and Technology
Presented by the Town of Taos in conjunction with the 2012 theme of Remarkable Women of Taos.
Tour petroglyphs in Arroyo Hondo and learn about wilderness issues regarding rock art and cutting-edge technology used to record it. Led by Kendall Clark, first woman supervisor for the Carson National Forest and Carrie Leven, archeologist, Carson National Forest. Space is limited to 25 participants. 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Taos Town Hall parking lot (meet here; carpool to the site)
Info: 575-737-8261

Thursday, September 27, 2-3:30pm
Larry Bell Studio
Larry Bell Studio offers a tour, informal studio exhibition, video presentation and demonstration of the processes he uses that incorporates technology and aesthetics. Bell demonstrates the plating process called “Thin Film Deposition” in his walk-in size thermal vacuum chamber, and how this coating process supports his medium: Light on Surface. Larry Bell is a world-renowned artist whose work is in the collections of many major cultural institutions and has been shown at museums and in public spaces in the U.S. and abroad over the course of his 40-year career. Space is limited. Reservations required.
Location: Larry Bell Studio, 233 Ranchitos Rd., Taos
Info & reservations: 575-758-3062, www.larrybell.com, Lois Rodin
Open Mon – Fri, 10am-4pm & by appointment

Thursday, September 27, 3pm - 5pm
Robert Rickard's Metal Works
presented by Wilder Nightingale Fine Art
Rickard's work is incredibly vivid and yet very natural. The colors are reminiscent of the sunsets over the Rio Grande Gorge. Rickard creates memorable pieces, which harness the myriad properties of metals: their rigidity, their pliability, and their essential chemical make-up. 
His is a scientific approach. After using a hand-held plasma cutter to carve his designs into the base metal, each sculpture is then coated with other metals; typically copper, bronze, and iron. Each of these metals reacts differently to the chemical patinas and dye oxides with which the pieces are finished, creating a rich palette of hues. 

Location: Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, 119 Kit Carson Road, Taos
Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

Thursday, September 27, 5:30pm
Michael Reynolds: Garbage Warrior
presented by Taos Center for the Arts
Taos based eco-architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.
Location: Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), Taos Community Auditorium
133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos , 575-758-2052

Thursday, September 27, 2pm
Machine Wilderness in Zero Gravity
presented by The Harwood Museum
As is always the case, artists and scientists seek out the most powerful, undiscovered environments for the mind. The pioneers of space have gone beyond exploration and now that the Moon and Mars are part of our natural environment, the focus has shifted to settlement. Social relations and constructions, collective intelligence, architecture and design, public and political life, economic growth, sustainability and leisure have all become fertile subject matter for artists looking ahead to this “new frontier, what we call “the machine wilderness of zero gravity.” This exhibition explores artists’ use of technology in the desolate place that is space, and focuses on local, national and international artists inspired by the likely colonization of space. Curated by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Join Arts Writer Ann Landi and Art Historian Dr. Richard Tobin for a lecture celebrating this upcoming exhibition.
October 27, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Location: The Harwood Museum of Art, Mandelman-Ribak Gallery
238 Ledoux St., Tao, 575-758-9826
Tickets: (Taos Day discount only) $8 general, $6 students & seniors (65+)
Open Mon – Sat, 10am-5pm & Sun, 12-5pm

ISEA2012 Taos Day Closing Reception: Thursday, September 27
North America
Nationally recognized live music venue KTAOS Solar Center, home to the world’s most powerful solar radio station KTAOS 101.9, and The Station Bar, host the ISEA2012 Taos Day closing reception and electronic art and music concert from desert-psych-disco-punk band North America. Re-exploring their abandoned disciplines of fine arts and classical music—and inspired by the scorching desert landscape, altered states, and the nightmare of post-modern America—North America plays a tactile and hypnotic genre-bending sound with chiaroscuro qualities in a world that is their own. Bar opens at 4:30pm, band starts at 8:30pm.
Location: The KTAOS Solar Center, 9 State Road 150, Taos

ISEA2012 Taos Day After Party: Thursday, September 27, 10pm-2am
Soundscapes is the ISEA2012 Taos Day after-hours destination, with field recordings , found media and the ambient organic techno-hybridization of PsychoEve. This event is for ages 21 and over.
Location: UnitedSpace, 1021 Salazar Rd, Taos (corner of Salazar & Bertha)
575-751-3713, www.taosav.wordpress.com

Mick Lorusso: Micro-Macro Transfer Points
presented by PLAND
Artist Mick Lorusso is open to voices of the non-human world, so that he may become a better communicator of those voices in relation to humanity. In his artwork, he focuses on the development of new ways to imagine energy and see it flow from the microscopic to the galactic scale. He looks to ecological, practical issues that address human necessities – such as renewable energy – asking, “What happens when we no longer have electricity? What other kinds of energy are there – physical, mental, spiritual, social? How do we tap into and fuel such energies without over-exploiting? PLAND (Practice Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation) is a multi-disciplinary organization that supports the development of experimental and research-based projects through a variety of on and off-site programs. Headquartered off-the-grid in Tres Piedras, New Mexico, PLAND is a hands-on, exploratory approach to Do-It-Yourself alternative living.
Info: www.itspland.org, pland.info@gmail.com

Reception: Wednesday, September 28, 5-8pm
In a celebration of the powers of wind, NeoKite explores the ancient art of the tethered aircraft. The exhibition will include colorful kite creations by Questa Municipal School students created during an artists-in-the-schools program sponsored by LEAP, Wild Earth Studio, the BLM Taos Field Office, PLIA and the Questa Schools. Neo-Kites is a NeoRio and ISEA2012 Taos Day event. Come fly a kite!
Location: OCHO, #8 Golden Q Road/Hwy 38, Questa
Info: 575-586-2362, www.leapsite.org

Thursday, September 27, 10am-5pm & by appointment
Living Labyrinths for Peace
presented by the Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC)
Sandra Wasko presents an installation as part of Living Labyrinths for Peace; Michael Miro presents a display of lighting made from cast recycled glass; plus other displays and workshops.
Location:Taos Art Space, 1021 E. Salazar Rd.

Thursday, September 27, 10am-5pm
Machine Wilderness Installation Art
presented by Taos Academy's STEM Institute
An exhibition of Taos-area student artwork resulting from three Taos Academy's STEM Institute and Intel Innovation Awards summer workshops with which focused on the ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness theme and led to ideas of humanizing animals and making prostheses for the environment.
Location: Taos Institute for Glass Arts, Unit EE, 1021 E. Salazar Rd.
575-613-6484, www.tiganm.org

Thursday, September 27, 11am-5pm
HALOS, August Muth
Recently returned from a symposium at MIT where he presented a lecture involving the technology and theories involved in creating holographic imagery and it's use in art, Muth presents a series of holographic images created in layered glass. 11am – 5pm.
Location: Hulse/Warman Gallery, 222 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
575-751-7702 www.hulsewarmangallery.com

Thursday, September 27, 11am-9pm
The Hand of Man, Christian Ristow and Christina Sporrong
Presented by the Town of Taos
A gigantic, hydraulic, interactive robotic sculptural replica of a human hand – strong enough to pick up (and subsequently smash) a car – easily operated by any member of the audience. On-site artist presentation at 4pm.
Location: Kit Carson Park tennis courts
575-737-8261, www.christianristow.com

Above Images: Charles Luna, Mystic Data • Earthship • ARTheism