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Book of the Month - Volume VIX

Book of the Month - Volume VIX
November 17 - January 27, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium

Artist Joy Purcell, one of the founding members of the Taos Book Arts Group, is perhaps, one of the most prolific. She finds inspiration all around her, as in this installation entitled, “It’s the Journey.”

The literal foundation of this piece is a manipulated book of poetry by Robert Burns. Its dog-eared pages reminded artist Joy Purcell of the fact that a real, “old fashioned” book differs from an IPad in that, “you cannot dog-ear” the pages of an IPad. “There is magic in the books we grew up loving,” she says. She made the book a piece of art by folding the pages in order to make the solid, drum-like foundation.

The wasps nest, another found object, came from Tres Piedras. Joy has used this particular nest in other pieces she has formerly created. So it is many-times recycled. The layers of the nest and the leaves captured in it are further reminders of pages in a book. The small wasps nest, Joy found embedded in a ceramic gargoyle outside her front door. At the center of the installation is a small book with honeycomb printing.

As she works, Joy tells herself stories. On the one hand, the three rusted bottle caps, she admits, “There are stories there, but I am not yet sure what the those stories are.” On the other hand, the Tibetan script on an accordion-folded book with exquisite writing and flowing lines speaks of how another culture, a long journey away, expresses itself.
 

Making art for Joy is a journey of discovery. A Joy-full journey that is part of her daily life as a person and an artist.

 

These events are planned for TCA’s various venues: the auditorium, Encore Gallery, and Stables Gallery. Most events, but not all, are sponsored by TCA. Submit your TCA event here.

Event Listings

November 2014

TCA Exhibits at The Historic Taos Inn - Photography by Bruce W. Norman

November 2 - February 2, 2015
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Book of the Month - Volume VIX

November 17 - January 27, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
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3rd Annual TCA Members Open - Call for Entry

November 19 - March 9, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery and the Stables
Open Entry - Drop Off date January 27th, 2015, noon to 2pm at Stables Gallery. Opening Jan 30, 2015, 4-6pm
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6th Annual Self Portraits - Juried Exhibition

November 20 - January 27, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
The Many Faces of Taos Artists
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January 2015

Movies at the TCA "Monk with a Camera"

January 26, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Monk with a Camera"

January 27, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Met Live in HD: Les Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach)

January 31, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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February 2015

Movies at the TCA "Before I Disappear"

February 1, 2015 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Before I Disappear"

February 2, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Before I Disappear"

February 3, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Ephemeral Moments - Photographs by Carol Farmer

February 5 - June 1, 2015
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Images of plant complexity, diversity, and sheer beauty.
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The Arts in Opera

February 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Location: TCA
Opera made fun with Oliver Prezant
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Movies at the TCA "Keep on Keepin' On"

February 8, 2015 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will be hosting a discussion immediately following the Sunday, February 8th screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Movies at the TCA "Keep on Keepin' On"

February 9, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will be hosting a discussion immediately following the Sunday, February 8th screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Movies at the TCA "Keep on Keepin' On"

February 10, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will be hosting a discussion immediately following the Sunday, February 8th screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Met Live in HD: Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard's Castle (Bartok) New Production

February 14, 2015 10:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Amira and Sam"

February 15, 2015 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Amira and Sam"

February 16, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Amira and Sam"

February 17, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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TCA Awards Night

February 22 - 23, 2015
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
87th Oscar Celebration and 2014 TCA Film Award Announcements
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March 2015

Zoe Zimmerman: Photography

March 12 - April 26, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Of Men: Strength and Vulnerability- Opening March 12 4-6 pm in Encore Gallery

Met Live in HD: La Donna Del Lago (Rossini) New Production

March 14, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Sight Unseen

March 15, 2015 4:00 PM
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium and Stables Gallery
An "art extravaganza!"
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April 2015

Scrap Arts Music

April 9, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Experience drumming at its newest and best.
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Met Live in HD: Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) New Production

April 25, 2015 10:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Art of Non Violence

April 30 - July 6, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Our youth speak out through "Art"
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July 2015

The "Taos Now" Exhibition

July 9 - August 24, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium and Stables Gallery
Celebration of 100 Years of Taos Art
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August 2015

Missoula Children's Theater

August 3 - 8, 2015
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Beautiful Midden

August 27 - September 24, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium and Stables Gallery
Scrap Arts - Art
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October 2015

Pressing Through Time

October 1 - January 18, 2016
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium and Stables Gallery
Juried Works by Contemporary Printmakers
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