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Color + Color = Color: Annell Livingston and W.L. Estes

Color + Color = Color: Annell Livingston and W.L. Estes
July 16 - August 19, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium

 

The exhibition title Color + Color = Color is apropos to the works of art featured by two accomplished artists who have created one exhibition, an exhibition that speaks to the language of color. Livingston and Estes have lived and worked together for over 20 years and this is the first time they have exhibited their work together. Although they both have distinct styles their work is complimentary as they both explore and play with color. Their use of color is inspired by colors found in nature and orchestrated with a sound knowledge of color theory.

Estes’s Enso Series is based on the use of the enso. A circle painted in one or two uninhibited strokes, the enso is hard-edged against his flat color backgrounds. The circle is thought to express the totality of our being. It is perhaps the most common subject of Zen Calligraphy. It symbolizes enlightenment, power, and the universe itself.

Estes and Livingston have grown together as artists. Working independently in the same studio they spend time in the late afternoon sharing and critiquing the work accomplished that day….it is their own private salon. Art is their vocation.

Livingston says, “In my work, Fragments, Geometry and Change, the compositions are based on geometry. I break the picture plan into many small pieces, which is a metaphor for my life experience. For me, nothing is experienced or remembered as a whole, but instead, in fragments. And with the change of color, value, or intensity, I am creating different patterns though out the work.” In some of her works there can be as many as 164 color changes. Annell says the execution of the work is actually painting straight lines. Thought I use a ruler to create the grid, the straight lines are painted by hand and there are 15, 552 straight lines. Even though the work is made up of straight lines, there is sometimes a perception of rounded edges.

Estes notes “In my Enso Series, I have used an idea of Matisse’s, where the “lightest lights are found in the darkest darks.” Each painting is an investigation of Itten’s color theory, how colors compliment and harmonize with each other. The compositions are created using a process of manipulated chance.”
 

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Event Listings

ongoing since May 2018

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Mark Asmus

May 14 - September 17, 2018
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
My Taos, Your Taos
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July 2018

Forces of Nature: Works by Four Female Artists of Taos

July 14 - 21, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
Enjoy the works of four accomplished women artists of Taos who use nature as a tool to inspire, to heal and to excite the senses
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Color + Color = Color: Annell Livingston and W.L. Estes

July 16 - August 19, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Enjoy the use of color inspired by nature and orchestrated with a sound knowledge of color theory
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Book of the Month Volume XXXIV

July 17 - September 4, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
Sketch Book #30
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Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium

Taos School of Music presents Robert McDonald Piano Recital

July 18, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Pianist Robert McDonald plays Bach, Chopin and Schumann
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Opening Reception: Color + Color = Color: Livingston and Estes

July 19, 2018 4:00 PM
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Opening reception for Annell Livingston and W.L. Estes
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Jillana Ballet Annual Summer Performance

July 20, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Students from Jillana's summer ballet intensive dance camp perform on the TCA stage
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Big Screen TCA -- THE KING

July 22, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Take a roadtrip in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce and witness how Elvis and the USA lost their faith
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Taos School of Music: Young Artists Concert

July 22, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Enjoy these music students play Mozart, Faure and Schumann
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YOUTH AUDITIONS: Missoula Children's Theatre

July 23, 2018 9:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Students ages 6 to 17 are encouraged to audition! No preparation or experience necessary.
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Big Screen TCA -- THE KING

July 23, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Take a roadtrip in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce and witness how Elvis and the USA lost their faith
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Big Screen TCA -- THE KING

July 24, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Take a roadtrip in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce and witness how Elvis and the USA lost their faith
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Big Screen TCA -- THE KING

July 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Take a roadtrip in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce and witness how Elvis and the USA lost their faith
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Taos School of Music: Brentano String Quartet and Thomas Sauer

July 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Works by Purcell, Haydn, Shostakovitch and others
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August 2018

Taos School of Music: Young Artists Concert

August 5, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Program to be announced.
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Taos Watercolor Society Best of the Southwest

August 16 - 22, 2018
Location: Stables Gallery
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TAO at the TCA: Preview of the Open Studio Tour

August 20 - September 4, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Preview the exciting work of artists participating in the 2018 Labor Day Weekend Open Studio Tour.
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September 2018

Exhibition: Susan Barnett Paintings

September 5 - October 7, 2018
Location: Encore
Recent paintings by Susan Barnett
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TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: David Gary Suazo

September 17 - January 28, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Work by David Gary Suazo of Taos Pueblo hangs throughout the Inn's public area.
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October 2018

The Met Live in HD: Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA

October 6, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The Met season opens with Verdi's beloved opera
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Dreaming the Land

October 8 - November 11, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
Recent work by Brian Shields and Bill Stewart
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November 2018

Exhibition: J. Matthew Thomas

November 12 - December 16, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
New paintings by J. Matthew Thomas
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January 2019

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Laurie Celine Balliett

January 28 - May 2, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Artwork by Laurie Celine Balliett hangs throughout the Inn's Public areas.
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