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A Gathering & Reception: Collaborative Chaos: Climate Change through the Eyes of Taosenos

A Gathering & Reception: Collaborative Chaos: Climate Change through the Eyes of Taosenos
December 14, 2017 3:00 PM
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium

“Collaborative Chaos: Climate Change as seen through the eyes of Taoseños” is a first and unusual event providing a unique opportunity for our community to witness art speaking and to learn more about climate change. The event brings together Taos' diverse community to creatively express views on climate change through the visual and media arts.

Thursday's event is the culmination of of the work of many Taos artists and creatives. The gathering will open with a presentation by climate change/energy science consultant William (Bill) Brown, titled “Our Thin Blue Line: Taoseños and Earth’s Blanket.” Brown will share selected iconic, thought-provoking images of our climate crisis and its solutions, woven together with a Taos area and Southwestern US perspective. Following Brown’s presentation, climate change artists will share thoughts on their works: the how and why behind their images. As an added visual highlight, attendees will be greeted by Moreno Valley High School artist Phaera Fields’ Suburban SUV, painted with images that speak to the environment.

The event will close with a performance by Mimi Chen Ting. Better known for her paintings and prints, Mimi Chen Ting’s movement-based performances, last presented at the Albuquerque Museum and the Harwood Museum, integrate various physical disciplines in her training, her sense of ritual, her personal aesthetics in simplicity, economy, and a harmony of proportions, all within the precept of time. The performance will be a site-specific improvisational response to the other components in the Creative Chaos project.

Over the four days of the event, the broader community will also have an opportunity to express views on climate change by contributing writings and images on a community art wall in the Encore. The community will also have the opportunity to bid on a Toy Tesla. “Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.” The Toy Tesla could become your objet d’art or an eco-friendly toy for your favorite child or grandchild. The Tesla is currently on display in the Encore and bidding is via silent auction beginning November 29 and ending December 14.
 

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

ongoing since November 2017

TAOS FOLK Famous Annual Pop-up Shop

November 24 - December 24, 2017
Location: The Stables Gallery
Shop for beautiful AND affordable gifts created by Taos artists and craftspeople, 11am to 5pm daily until Christmas
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December 2017

Collaborative Chaos: Climate Change through the Eyes of Taosenos

December 11 - 13, 2017
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Watch Taos artists create works expressing their views on climate change
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Movie Minutes: Short Videos by Taosenos about Climate Change

December 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
FREE event, watch over 30 videos made by Taos residents about climate change
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A Gathering & Reception: Collaborative Chaos: Climate Change through the Eyes of Taosenos

December 14, 2017 3:00 PM
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Free multicultural, multi-media event made by and for Taos citizens
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26th Annual Robert Mirabal Holiday Show

December 15, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Taos' own Robert Mirabal performs live, with special guests The Mirabal Sisters!
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 16, 2017 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 16, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ballet Taos offers an original rendition of this holiday favorite that everyone in Taos will love
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 17, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 22, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 23, 2017 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 23, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 24, 2017 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Ballet Taos presents THE NUTCRACKER: A NEW MEXICO NUTCRACKER

December 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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