Remarkable Women Events
DOUGLAS DREISHPOON ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: WOMEN OF TAOS
Harwood Museun, Friday August 24, 7:00 pm
The Harwood in collaboration with the Mandelman-Ribak Foundation and Douglas Dreishpoon, presents a film edited by Oliver Bell focusing on many of the remarkable women interviewed from 2000 to 2005 as part of the Mandelman-Ribak Foundation’s Oral History Project.
The Mandelman-Ribak Foundation’s Oral History Project originated in 1999 in collaboration with Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. The initial concept was to videotape interviews with artists and individuals who'd been associated with the Taos Moderns, a group of artists living in Taos during the 40s and 50s. As the Project evolved, the objective broadened to encompass the subsequent generations of artists and individuals who had contributed to the culture and arts in Taos. Ultimately the Project recorded 43 videotaped interviews, each developing around a set of questions researched and conducted by Douglas Dreishpoon.For this event and in conjunction with the year of the Remarkable Women of Taos, Douglas Dreishpoon will introduce the film and discuss his interviews with the women featured in the film including Joan Loveless, Agnes Martin, Luchita Hurtado Mullican, Florence Pierce, Anita Rodrigues, Rena Rosequist, Mildred Tolbert, Jenny Vincent and others.
7:00 pm, Arthur Bell Auditorium. Tickets $8 Harwood Museum Alliance Members; $10 non-members
The Remarkable Women of Taos Music Festival
At KTAOS Solar Center, Saturday August 25
Inspired by the Town of Taos and their annual theme of honoring the remarkable women who call Taos home, The KTAOS Solar Center will host The Remarkable Women of Taos Music Festival on August 25th in celebration of our rich music community and its female contributors.
Taos provides an incredible setting for creative expression; to highlight its vibrant musical diversity the festival will include performances from a variety of accomplished local female musicians. The performers scheduled to be part of the line up include Melissa Crabtree, Kirry Nelson, Kim Treiber, Katy Palmier, Jennifer Peterson, Mina Tank and Carol Morgan-Eagle.
Each of these women will take the stage in an accompanied solo performance of songs you know and love in their usual style, with a culminating group finale. Donʼt miss the chance to see these women musicians on the same stage
performing a special song together to commemorate Taosʼ musical heritage! The festival will be held from 3-8 pm; the line-up is as follows:
- 3:30 pm Melissa Crabtree
- 4:10 pm Kirry Nelson
- 4:50 pm Kim Treiber
- 5:30 pm Katy Palmier
- 6:10 pm Jennifer Peterson
- 6:50 pm Mina Tank
- 7:10 pm Carol Morgan Eagle & Bone Orchard
- 7:50 pm Group Finale
*Each act will perform with accompaniment
“The arts, and the art galleries, have always been a focus of Taos. But not so known to the outside world, is the plethora of great music happening here. I'm honored to be included in this fine line-up of female singers/musicians. There are many more remarkable musicians here, but it'd take a two-day festival to include them all,” says Morgan Eagle. KTAOS is proud to help cultivate awareness of music as art and celebrate these women as they passionately contribute to our community.
In addition to a fun-filled evening of music, there will be a variety of vendors representing local businesses and showcasing more of Taosʼ eclectic nature that makes this home for so many! DC Technologies, Great Noodles and Aura Fitness are among the mix of local businesses who plan to have a booth at the festival to showcase their offerings. The Remarkable Women of Taos Music Festival is a unique opportunity to bring together locals, visitors and businesses to celebrate the influential musical culture of Taos and the exciting Town of Taos
marketing theme together.
Festival tickets are $10; kids 12 and under are free with an adult.
About The KTAOS Solar Center: The KTAOS Solar Center has been voted the best and largest live music venue
in all of northern New Mexico. Located equidistant from Taos Ski Valley and the Historic Town Center, and beneath the tallest peak in all of New Mexico. The concert space adjoins a full bar and restaurant space and the home of two of the most popular regional radio stations- solar-powered KTAOS 101.9 FM and Luna 103.7 FM.