people of taos
Taos has long attracted mavericks and outlaws, bohemian artists and outdoor enthusiasts who together with the Native and Hispanic communities, make this town absolutely unique.
When Susan Dilger and her husband arrived in Taos for the first time in 2003 (at the invitation of friends from Santa Fe) the Taos Talking Pictures Festival was in high gear back then, and a low-key look around the sleepy town – the antithesis of Los Angeles, their home at the time – had them falling in love at first sight.
You’ve got the dress, found a venue, a florist and a hairdresser, but finding a make-up artist has proved elusive. Either difficult to find, or hard to get in touch with, we know you’ve got a lot on your plate, so we’ve done the footwork for you.
“The performing arts have a transformational effect on the audience and the performers.” Local Flavor Magazine took this notion to heart this July as we pursued stories about people who dance, sing, act, and play music.
Be sure to wander over to the Dunn House complex next time you find yourself in town. Just look for the line under the old plum tree – you might miss the yellow noodle sign if as many people are gathered around as was usual these past couple of summers – and order up
Taos artists, meet the Big Apple. Enchanting Taos sends off gifts to NYC this June, the Vivian Horan Gallery in Manhattan is showcasing local Taos artists. From marble work to wooden sculptures, New York is getting a good taste of Taos artist vibes. “Taos had gifted NYC with a measure of its magical, mythical Light”
I don’t recall how or where I first met Erin Currier, but I’ve been looking at her work since her first show in Taos at the old South Side Bean. Erin Currier’s critically acclaimed traveling show, La Frontera opens at the Harwood Museum of Art on February 10th, in conjunction with Work by Women.
The Harwood Museum show, Work by Women, would not be complete without the inclusion of one Taosena in particular. Graphite drawings so classical and intricate, it was hard to believe they were made by a modern hand. Learn about the highly accomplished Taos artist; Maye Torres, and why locals call her a “national treasure”.
Zoe Zimmerman is another amazing addition to the Work By Women show a the Harwood Museum. Living in her art, her camera almost never leaves her side. From studio skills to out door in the moment shots, Zimmerman captivates her audience with her photos. Her singular vision spots things that most miss, creating spectacular art.
Rachel’s cuts are not for the faint of heart. Highly stylized and conceptual, her cutting techniques have been honed over years of continuing education with Vidal Sassoon, and the precision, attention to detail and sharp, sleek looks coming out of her chair are definitely for the more Fashion Forward among us.
Stepping inside the centuries old building that houses the Two Graces Gallery in Ranchos de Taos, one feels as if one… Read more »
Elisabeth Brownell arrived in Taos in 1962, shortly after meeting Taos Ski Valley founder Ernie Blake at a Chicago Ski Convention, where she’d come from Milwaukee to work at the German Consulate.
One of Taos’ best kept secrets is about to be a secret no more! This chocolate, much like a fine wine, is to be savoured not inhaled.
108 Crows was what came directly out of my drawing challenge. A friend wanted me to paint a crow, so I did. And then another. And then another.
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Paul O’Connor has lived in Taos with his wife Tizia since 1989. Known for his portraits of… Read more »
Behind the scenes at The Harwood Museum of Art, a few women are very busy making sure everything runs like a well oiled machine.
Shemai is the Manager of Marketing, Media and Memberships and brings her own deep New Mexican roots and incredible professionalism to her position.
I’ll begin with the wine, which is where he began, on his way to becoming one of the most inspiring entrepreneurial restaurateurs in Taos
The Harwood Museum of Art may be a centenarian but the new energy sweeping through its venerable hallways and galleries is deserving of our attention.
The museum is actively engaged with the community in regards to our children; their education and their future.
It’s that time of year again! The PASEO Project is back – a smaller version this year – centered on… Read more »
Bill Curry, he’s dined with paupers and kings, appeared in countless editorial and ad campaigns, on TV and in Film, yet he’s as unaffected as it gets.
Joan Severance is helping to promote Fandango 2017, the annual Gala event to benefit Taos Historic Museums. Book signing by Joan, raffle and buffet.
It was perfection; medium rare, finished with the compound butter and served with julienne vegetables and a baked potato. Easily enough for two and at an unbelievable $17.95, the best kept secret in town. But not for long.
Cherie was leaving for NYC the following morning and had a million things on her agenda, but kindly took time out to talk to me about her new book, Diving For Starfish.
As 2016 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the shattering impact this year has had on so… Read more »
Giving it back or paying it forward, tithing is living according to the Golden Rule that says the Universe… Read more »
Winner of the 2016 American Art Awards for Best Gallery in New Mexico, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art is home to several talented artists.
Aventura’s vests, jackets and coats are as much about function as they are about form; cocooning the body with the cozy warmth of a favorite blanket.
Michelle McIntosh was born in Santa Monica and brought up in Malibu, Taos, Maysville, Kentucky (where her mother Ellie is… Read more »
When I contacted Robert earlier this week regarding this profile piece on him, I asked if he had anything specific… Read more »
“I was born in Dodge City, Kansas, on a farm, in 1936. I followed the light changing on the horizon”… Read more »
2014 was a great year for Paul O’Connor. His acclaimed book Taos Portraits won in three categories including Best Book… Read more »
There’s a serene stillness that permeates Lenny’s work which is not surprising given that he views his photography as part… Read more »
Agnes Chavez is a Cuban-American multi-media artist and educator. Her work and vision is at the core of Taos’ celebrated,… Read more »
Tizia O’Connor’s Auromesa is an Ayurvedic Haven on Hondo Mesa.
The Michael McCormick Gallery has a new addition to its already impressive stable of artists.
Traditionally Caballero (translated from the Spanish), means a Knight or a gentleman, but here in the Land of Enchantment it also refers to an exceptional horseman.
Nancy’s considerable musical experience continues to inform her own creative passage and the uniqueness of Taos Chamber Music Group’s programming.
Angus MacDonald’s story reads like a novel. Born and raised in Marfa, Texas before Donald Judd arrived and staked out the town’s Art cred,
When Reynolds first came to Taos in 1969, fresh out of architecture school, there were only a few paved roads and a Piggly Wiggly grocery store on the Plaza.
Inspired and inspiring, these two remarkable members of our vibrant Art Community, Agnes Chavez and J Matthew Thomas have gifted Taos.
The founder of one of Taos’ best eateries, a working actor and a world-class chef, Chris is another reason Taos is so special.
And Patricia Michael’s unique vision is right on time in an era when Fashion more than ever before, celebrates individuality.
Rumor has it when Dennis was looking for a ranch to buy after making Easy Rider, it was Dean who suggested he look in Taos.
A native New Yorker, Richard graduated from Cornell University’s Hotel and Restaurant School before creating and managing several successful restaurants in the City.
Born in New York City, for all her years here, Zoe couldn’t shake the NY vibe if she tried, but Taos is where her heart is.
Amber Vasquez is a true Taos Treasure. An accomplished dancer and choreographer, Amber is the Founder and Director of the Taos Youth Ballet.
Taos with its long and often fraught history is most definitely haunted and Melody is happy to show you exactly where these wraiths prefer to hang out.
When Dennis Hopper passed away just a couple of weeks after his 74th birthday in May 2010, American Pop Culture lost one of its greatest iconoclastic figureheads.
It is her love of geology, history and culture that sets her apart, and make her tours memorable.
Shree Yoga Taos has a roster of incredible Yoga instructors aside from Suki and Genevieve, both of whom you have met here today meet Clinton Joseph Murphy.