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 the many artists from Taos Pueblo who continue to redefine Native art and identity, including:
Joseph Concha - Paintings,
Causandra & Michael Dukepoo - Jewelry,
Sean Flanagan Rising Sun - Sculpture,
Debbie Lujan - Photography,
Ira Lujan - Glass (demo July 7),
Jocelyn Martinez - Paintings,
Patricia Michaels - Fashion Design,
Edna Romero - Pottery,
Ken Romero - Jewelry,
Maria Samora - Jewelry,
Yellowbird Samora - Pottery,
Dawning Pollen Shorty - Sculpture,
Sonny Spruce - Jewelry,
John Suazo - Sculpture,
Ryan Suazo - Mixed Media,
Jonathan Warm Day Coming - Paintings (demo Sept. 1),
Angie Yazzie - Pottery.
The exhibition in diverse media in the Site’s 1835 Luna Chapel will have all exhibited items for sale.