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    Name: 1st Saturday Open House
    Date: October 6, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM MDT
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    Full Circle: Taos Pueblo Contemporary is the Couse-Sharp Historic Site's 2017 summer exhibition in the site's 1835 Luna Chapel
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    The Couse-Sharp Historic Site invites you to join us for our First Saturday Open House. Docents will be present in every room providing in-depth knowledge of the E. I. Couse House and Studio, as well as the restored Sharp Studio and the exhibition J. H. Sharp Studio: The Life and Work of an American Legend. Our 2018 summer exhibition, Full Circle: Taos Pueblo Contemporary, in the 1835 Luna Chapel, opens July 7 and runs through Nov. 3.

    The artists of the Taos Society of Artists were inspired by the art and culture of Taos Pueblo. The Society was formed for “educational purposes, to promote and stimulate the practical expressions of art—to preserve and promote the native Art.” Many of the TSA artists developed lifelong friendships and even familial bonds with their Native models, who included Looking Elk, Hunting Son, Star Road, Elk Duststorm, Rain Coming Down, and Elkfoot to name just a few. TSA artists became strong advocates for Native rights and sovereignty.

    The exhibition Full Circle honors those relationships and artists from Taos Pueblo who continue to redefine Native art and identity. Each of the Site’s First Saturday events will host a demonstration by one of the artists; for example, Ira Lujan will demonstrate his glass blowing technique July 7. Artists in the exhibition include fashion designer Patricia Michaels; jewelers Causandra and Michael Dukepoo, Ken Romero, Maria Samora, and Sonny Spruce; glass artist Ira Lujan; photographer Debbie Lujan; painters Joseph Concha, Jocelyn Martinez, and Jonathan Warm Day Coming; potters Edna Romero, Yellowbird Samora, and Angie Yazzie; sculptors Sean Flanagan Rising Sun, Dawning Pollen Shorty, and John Suazo; and mixed media painter Ryan Suazo. All exhibited items will be for sale. 

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    Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM

    Contact Information:
    Regina Scherffius
    Free - donations welcome
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