Friday, October 28, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
From the Taos.org Website
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
|Projection piece by Nettrice Gaskin, Paseo 2015|
|The PASEO 2016|
|Friday – Saturday,|
September 23-24, 5-10pm
|Saturday – Sunday,|
September 24-25, 10am-5pm
|The Paseo Project|
|PO Box 1075|
Taos New Mexico
The PASEO 2016, an outdoor art event, will fill the streets of Taos Historic District on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 23 and 24, from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. "Be prepared so you can make the most of the few short hours you have to see 21 temporary, participatory and 100%-free artworks," advise PASEO co-directors, artist-educator Agnes Chavez and artist-architect, Matt Thomas. Here is their advice for navigating The PASEO 2016.
"When you arrive in Taos, start at one of the convenient PASEO Info Centers to pick up a map and PASEO Festival Program Guide. Or download the map and guide in advance from paseoproject.org. Then, set your mind to full-acceptance mode so you can experience all things new, different and unexpected, and keep your eyes open for the big orange PASEO X's that mark each art installation."
Become one with the art. Virtually all the PASEO art is participatory in some way. Your movement will light up, a nontraditional Navajo sand painting wired with LED lights. Feel free to protest, confess, pontificate then watch your words become part of the art – blasted onto short-wave FM radios or projected on to adobe walls. Other installations will recolor, resize and respond based on audience interactions.
Let your smartphone be your partner in The PASEO experience. Several installations use online integration and PASEO partner, LiveTaos.com, has developed a GPS-enabled map to all the installations. Don't forget to take pictures and post to Instagram: #paseotaos2016 and #newmexicotrue.
Wear your running shoes and bring your water bottle so you can sprint along with the moving art. Four roaming artworks will dance, cycle, or bring light and sound to hidden corners of the town.
Bring the kids, become a kid again doing special activities at Twirl Discovery Space and at a STEAM-inspired makers space set up outside The Toolbox on Civic Plaza Drive. Twelve of the 21 installations will include youth from Taos schools so your kids will see Taos kids participating in the art process.
Soak in silence. On the Plaza, dancers in high-tech headphones will move to the rhythms of three DJs. Their colored LEDs tell which channel they are grooving to, though the audience hears nothing. A surreal experience for the audience, all of whom are welcome to try on the headphones and enter the dance floor.
|Dosshaus from Los Angeles is part of Paseo 2016|
In its third year, The PASEO 2016 is held in conjunction with the 42-year-oldTaos Fall Arts Festival (September 23 through October 2), a Taos tradition that exhibits works by over 160 painters, sculptors, and photographers in two major exhibitions. The two art events combine with numerous gallery openings, a film festival, and an arts and crafts fair to make September an exceptionally creative time to visit Taos. The PASEO is a New Mexico True event, sponsor
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Monday, June 20, 2016
Taos Parade of Homes A Benefit for HFHT
The Taos Association of Realtors is proud to offer a tour of beautiful homes of distinction peppered throughout Taos. Habitat will have their latest home on the tour as well so you can see the 'safe, decent, affordable homes' they build and meet the newest home buying partner, Vera Romero.
Whether it's your goal to be inspired, find a new home, be up on the latest trends, or you just have a passion for architecture and interior design then we believe you'll find this year's tour to be exceptional. From spectacular villas to classic Pueblo-style homes tucked away off the beaten path, this tour has it all. And remember, every home on the tour is currently on the market to be sold (except ours). Plus, throughout the tour, you can enjoy wonderful culinary delights from Taos' finest restaurants.
Tickets are available at all the Taos Real Estate offices, The Taos News and Habitat for Humanity of Taos office and the Habitat ReStore. Call 575.758.7827 for more information. Mark your calendar to attend Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10-3pm cost is $20.00
CLICK HERE for a list of homes in the 2016 Parade of Homes and CLICK HERE for a map to the 2016 Parade of Homes
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
|Jasper & Peter|
Italianos Trail is one of my favorite hikes in Taos. Located on State Highway 150 on the way to the Taos Ski Valley, this trail is one of the most beautiful in Taos County. It is, in my opinion, one of the least difficult although there are numerous water crossings. The streams have water trails made with large rocks and logs and, providing you wear waterproof shoes and the snow melt is not too high (rarely happens), the crossings are pretty easy.
This hike is 3.6 miles long and increases in elevation from 8,704 to 11,387 feet. Click here for a map of Italianos Trail.
We have had a ton of rain in Taos this year which has resulted in lush green foliage and the most wildflowers I have ever seen on the trail. We hiked last week and I found myself snapping photo after photo of the beauty. A series of flowers, each with a bee, were some of my favorites.
This is a perfect hike for families, dogs (on leash) and less than expert hikers because the elevation changes gradually. Just please prepare properly with appropriate footwear, water, snacks,sunscreen, rain gear and snowshoes & jackets in winter. But, right now in summer, the trail is breathtaking. Just remember, if you are not used to our elevation, take it easy. You are starting at 8700 feet. It may take a while to catch your breath.
|Photo bomb from Jasper!|
For additional information and photos, check out this in-depth article about hiking Italianos Trail from the Taos News.