Discovery Series Cuba

                                                                                    Discovery Series Cuba Death Comes Through the Kitchen A Talk with Cuban Author…

David Mapes: Capturing the spirit of wood

David Mapes has made a name for himself through his craftsmanship and commitment to art. Originally published in Taos News.  Photos: Katharine Egli. Most people are familiar with his gallery DAFA (David Anthony Fine Arts), located on Kit Carson Road. He has been part of several projects intended to put the town back on top of…

Aztec Dancers: Centuries-old tradition alive in Taos

Every July, right at the start of the Fiestas, a group of Aztec dancers perform in front of the St. Francis de Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos. Story originally published in Raíces, Taos News A symphony of color, music and movement, la danza is a memorable event. In preparation for it, dancers and other…

Carlos Rael: a santero’s artistic and spiritual journey

The most unexpected roads lead to art and the discovery of one’s true vocation. Originally published in Taos News Carlos Rael had been a paint contractor for most of his adult life when a back injury left him bedridden and unable to go back to his trade. “I prayed for God’s help and began to draw…

Tracy Olson: the painter mariposa

Originally published in Tempo Painter and jeweler T.D. (Tracy) Olson gets her creative energy from the night sky, the phases of the moon, rusty things and seeds. She is also inspired by her own lungs, which in many of her drawings appear transmuted into butterflies. “My inspiration is the vastness of the universe in contrast…

Interview with Jonisha Rios

Jonisha Rios is a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the University of Connecticut. She is an award-winning actress and the writer and solo performer of the critically acclaimed one-woman-show Nude in New York. In November of 2007, Lions Gate released her first written feature film A Wonderful Christmas: Feliz Navidad. Jonisha is in pre-production for both…

Large murals bring out students’ creativity

For the past four years, Chris and Debi Taylor have been part of the Taos Municipal Schools’ Visiting Artist Program. They have worked with around six hundred students in the creation of six tile mosaic murals. Originally published in Taos News “We are always amazed by the enthusiasm of the students and their willingness to…

New Millicent Rogers Museum director shares visions, plans

An interview with Caroline Jean Fernald Originally published in Tempo (Taos News) New Millicent Rogers Museum director shares visions, plans The new executive director of the Millicent Rogers Museum, Caroline Jean Fernald, chose a small, cozy room as her office. The room is “in the middle of action”—close to the collections, the visitors, and the gift…

Lorrie Garcia, a Marian Santera

Image and story originally published in Taos News Photo: Katharine Egli Some artists discover their vocation early in life. Others blossom somewhat later, embracing a second or third career and excelling at it. Lorrie Garcia, a Master santera from Peñasco, is living proof that success is worth the wait. Garcia taught at the Peñasco High…