The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House announces a new way to explore its historic House Galleries, Studio, and Garden: a Treasure Hunt for children.
Starting this week, young visitors are invited to visit the House lobby to pick up the Treasure Hunt map, absolutely free, follow the clues through the Garden and Studio, and claim their reward at the end in the Gift Shop. Their adventure will highlight details of the grounds and Studio that tell their own stories about life and art in Taos.
DOCENT TOURS will resume again in March. Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM from March - November Museum visitors will enjoy docent tours that focus on an intimate view of the House and the remarkable history of artist Nicolai Fechin, his endless creativity, and undying love for his native Russia. The tour highlights the remarkable home he designed, built, ornamented, and furnished by hand for his family. Docent tours are offered at 11 AM on Saturdays and Sundays, and are included in the cost of admission to the Museum.
LEARNING THE COLLECTIONS Wednesday, February 22 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Just imagine that you are an artist, and a reviewer writes that your work “is a gracious enhancement to life. It makes a person feel glad that he is part of this world.” Join us for the inaugural “Learning the Collections” gallery talk for 2017 on Wednesday, February 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, enjoy a close look at “Indian Girl” by Joseph Amadeus Fleck (1892-1977)… and decide for yourself.
About the series:“Learning the Collections” gallery talks focus on one painting, for one hour, once a month. Group size is limited to foster conversation, observation, and enjoyment.Call ahead to reserve a place:(575) 758-2690, ext. 101.Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members.
[IMAGE: Joseph Amadeus Fleck (1892-1977) “Indian Girl,” not dated, oil on paper, 12 x 16 inches.
FREE ARTIST DEMONSTRATION MEET THE ARTIST: Aaron Garlick, Artist Saturday, February 25 from 12 - 4 PM
Artist and designer Aaron Garlick will be in Nicolai Fechin’s studio at the Taos Art Museum on Saturday, February 25 from 12 - 4 PM to discuss his work and creative process. For Aaron, visual art is “a disciplined way to explore the more intriguing aspects of life.” Born and raised in Taos, Aaron grew up surrounded by art. He was raised in a family of painters which gave him unique access to art supplies and technical knowledge. Having a great appreciation of classical draftsmanship Aaron naturally was drawn to the work of Nicolai Fechin. Growing up he would often visit the Fechin house where he found inspiration in the dynamically skillful line and paint of the master. Aaron has won multiple awards for his drawing and has created posters, logos and advertisements for companies throughout the western United States. Please come and join us at the museum for casual discussion, refreshments and drawing demonstration with Aaron Garlick. Aaron’s work in the gift shop will be 20% off from the February 25 through March 2, and there will also be a raffle during those same dates.
[IMAGE: Aaron Garlick, charcoal on paper, 24 x 36 inches]
SAVE THE DATE! 2017 AUGUST NIGHT GALA Saturday, August 26