TCA calendar

Book of the Month Volume XXXV

Book of the Month Volume XXXV
September 4 - October 8, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery

 

 This month it is a series of books, created by Carol Farmer, one of the founding members of the Book Arts Group. Carol says she wanted to explore what life might have been for a Kansas farm girl who side-stepped the attention of a dull suitor and became a Harvey Girl. She says, “In a workshop on cloth books several years ago, I made my first Molly book. I liked her so much that I decided I had found my alter ego and went on to make three more. I like the way she embraces new adventure and finds her way in the world beyond the farm.”

For the first half of the 20th Century, The Fred Harvey Company hired thousands of young women to work in his dining rooms along the route of the Santa Fe RR. He created high standards for his food service and equally high and strict standards for the Dining Room Girls who came to work for him. In a time when most young girls had very few employment opportunities many were able to leave home to work for the Harvey Company.

Each book has eight pages with period photographs and textiles as well as machine and hand stitching as practiced by most young women of the first half of the 20th century.

The Molly books will be on display again at SOMOS on October 18 when members of the Book Arts Group will show examples of several forms of book making and talk about the bookmakers art.

The Taos Book Arts group is open to anyone interested in book arts and meets the third Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Millicent Rogers Museum.

 

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

September 2018

Theresa's Wall

September 4 - October 8, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
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Book of the Month Volume XXXV

September 4 - October 8, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
The Molly Books
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Spirited Images by Susan Barnett

September 5 - October 7, 2018
Location: Encore
Visually celebrates the cerebral and sensory
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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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Pressing On 8: 16 Contemporary Taos Printmakers

September 21 - 30, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
Pressing On offers its eighth annual exhibition of handmade prints in conjunction with the Taos Fall Arts Festival.
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October 2018

Artist Talk: Susan Barnett

October 4, 2018 4:00 PM
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Susan Barnett will discuss her approach toward and methods used in creating her works in Spirited Images
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Fred Burns: BIG NUDES and MORE

October 5 - 14, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
Large format works in pastel, charcoal, graphite and oil
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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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203 Fine Art - Taos Moderns return to the Stables Gallery

October 19 - 21, 2018
Location: Stables Gallery
A 3-day POP UP Exhibition and Fundraiser for Stables Gallery
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Opening Reception: 203 Fine Art -- Taos Moderns Return to The Stables Gallery

October 19, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: The Stables Gallery
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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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