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Saturday, September 1, 2018

First Saturday Open House | Artist Talk with Jonathan Warm Day Coming

2-5 pm | Free admission, donations welcome
Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road
First Saturday Open House | Artist Talk with Jonathan Warm Day Coming

Please join us for First Saturday Open House on Sept. 1, 3-5 pm.

Ahead of the open house, at 2:00 pm, we will host a talk by Taos Pueblo painter Jonathan Warm Day Coming. He is one of 19 Taos Pueblo artists featured in the exhibition Full Circle: Taos Pueblo Contemporary, open in the Site's Luna Chapel until Nov. 3.

“In my work… I hope to help preserve a record of the traditional life of our people and to educate those who know little of us, desiring that increased knowledge and understanding will help all of us to live better with one another and with the natural world.” ~ Jonathan Warm Day Coming

The Couse Foundation congratulates the artists participating in the exhibition who won or placed in their artistic categories in the judging for the recently concluded Indian Market 2018 in Santa Fe. First place winners were Sean Rising Sun Flanagan, drums; Ira Lujan, representational sculpture in glass; and Angie Yazzie, traditional unpainted pottery, micaceous ware. Second place winners were Sean Rising Sun Flanagan, drums (he won both first and second place); Debbie Lujan, black-and-white photography; and Ken Romero, contemporary jewelry, rings.

During the open house, tour the studios of E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists (TSA), and enjoy a delightful stroll through Virginia Couse’s historic garden. Docents will be present in every room providing in-depth knowledge of the E. I. Couse home and studio, the Kibbey Couse laboratory and machine shop, and the exhibition J. H. Sharp: The Life and Work of an American Legend in the recently restored 1915 Sharp Studio.

Free parking is available in the public lot at the bottom of the hill about a half block east on Kit Carson Road.

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