Full Circle: Taos Pueblo Contemporary
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. Artists in the show include fashion designer Patricia Michaels, glass artist Ira Lujan, painter Jonathan Warm Day, jeweler Maria Samora, potter Yellowbird Samora, clay sculptor Dawning Pollen Shorty, potter Angie Yazzie, and many more. The exhibition in diverse media in the Site’s 1835 Luna Chapel will have all exhibited items for sale. It can be toured during First Saturday open house 3-5 pm, June-October, and by appointment; available appointment hours are Mon-Sat 9-5. Visit couse-sharp.org or call 575-751-0369 to schedule.