November 2017

Locals and Taosenos, whether Native or Newcomer, will find the literature described in the course below helpful in surveying Taos History and Culture this spring.

Length: 10 Weeks Jan. 29—April. 2, 2018
Day: Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Place: Manzanita Market, 103 N. Plaza
(575) 776-4115
Discussion Leader, Bill Whaley
Course Cost: $50.00

This Spring Bill Whaley and the Manzanita Market offer local residents a course in Taos Culture focused on the identity of the place and people in what N. Scott Momaday and others call “the soul of the Southwest.” Lectures and discussion will consider four major works: Hampton Sides’ Blood and Thunder; R.C. Gordon-McCutchan’s Taos Indians and the Battle for Blue Lake; Lois Rudnick’s Utopian Vistas; and Sylvia Rodriguez’s Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place.

The selected literary works are chosen for their insights, research, and accessibility. If not available at local bookstores, books can be purchased at modest prices on Amazon. The instructor encourages civil discussion and discourages quizzes and papers. Bring your book, your brain, and a seat cushion to evening discussions.

TAOS ARTS CLUB – TEEN ART STUDIO EXHIBITION The Taos Arts Council is pleased to present an exhibition by youth artists participating in the Taos High School, UNM-Taos Dual Credit Program, Taos Arts Club and Teen Art Studio. The exhibition is on view at Taos Town Hall from November 17, 2017 through February 9, 2018, Monday – Friday, 8:00am -5:00pm. Featured in the art show are drawings by 23 youth artists from instructor Michael Hensley's classes at Taos High School.


For Immediate Release up until December 16: 
The Taos Chamber Music Group presents “Joyeux Noel” on Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art.


The Taos Chamber Music Group celebrates the holidays with the music of France in “Joyeux Noel” on Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17, 5:30 pm at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos.

Gleb Ivanov

Virtuoso pianist Gleb Ivanov will be featured in Maurice Ravel’s Miroirs and joined by TCMG flutist Nancy Laupheimer for Philippe Gaubert’s Third Flute Sonata, and by violinist LP How and cellist Sally Guenther for Saint-Saens' Second Piano Trio.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit or call the Harwood Museum, 575-758-9826, where there is a discount for Alliance members.

A dinner discount is being offered to concert goers after the performances from Doc Martin’s, Martyrs, the Gorge Bar & Grill and Lambert’s restaurants.


Contact: Nancy Laupheimer: 575-770-1167 for more information