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.
FREE ARTIST DEMONSTRATION MEET THE ARTIST: Jana Socha, Photographer Saturday, January 28, noon - 4 PM
Photographer Jana Socha will be in Nicolai Fechin’s studio at the Taos Art Museum, Saturday January 28th from 12-4 PMto discuss her work and creative process. Jana’s photography passion began one summer afternoon when her Mother, allowed her to use the family’s precious Brownie film camera. Out of that nine year-old’s excited passion grew a photographic skill —namely, Jana’s eye for elements of Nature and the various qualities of light — which is influenced by workshops from Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP) and Dr. John P. Schaefer at the ASDM Art Institute. Her work achieved international exposure in Australia, appeared locally in the Tucson Southern AZ Wedding Guide, Tucson Lifestyle, Arizona Highway, and 520 Living magazines. Fine art photographs by Jana are sold in Tucson at the Dinnerware Art Space downtown, various vendor shows & fairs, in addition to the Ironwood Gallery at ASDM. Jana Socha now lives six months of the year in Santa Fe, working in her studio and promoting her art throughout New Mexico. The remainder of the year she lives in Tucson, Arizona. Jana’s work in The Museum Store will be 20% off from January 27th- February 3 rd and there will also be a raffle during these same dates.
About the series: The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is finding a new way to connect the community with artists. “Meet the Artist” is a new, free program featuring one artist for one week during the last week of the month. The artist's work will not only be featured in the Museum Store, but will also be 20% off during the time.
LEARNING THE COLLECTIONS Wednesday, February TBD, 5:30-6:30 PM
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.
SAVE THE DATE! 2017 AUGUST NIGHT GALA Saturday, August 26