Annual Arts Festival Enlivens Mountain Town

Coffee for two. The coffee pot bouquet and table set for two coffee drinkers just happened to be in the little garden in front of Artisan’s Gallery, not far from the Museum of Temporary Art in Taos. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
 

Aspens. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The 2015 Taos Arts Festival began Friday and runs through Oct. 4.

The whole town pitches in to create one of the most diverse, immersive and authentic art experiences in the state. The first weekend featured Taos Select and Taos Open art shows openings for exhibitions that run through this weekend.

Last year the festival inaugurated a new element for Friday and Saturday, The PASEO, a walk through a downtown area filled with interactive installations, flashing lights and experimental media.

The aspen-like drapery and the pulsing pyramid were among the 30 or so attractions for The PASEO.

Bright White Beacon. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

Aspen Shadows by Valerie Graves, an oil painting from the Taos Select show in Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Gym. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

Contemplation by GiovanniPaponetti, oil on canvas, from the Taos Open at the Stables Gallery. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

Trans Gloria, After Midnight mixed media, trans-human, post-goddess Earth Mother, still truckin’ with her creator, Lynda M. Jasper-Vogel, from the Taos Select show in Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Gym. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

Quick Draw. Outside the Stables Gallery, as artists began to set up for the Quick Draw competition last Saturday, Ashley Cloutman, who does needle felting, volunteered to pose as a focal point. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

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