For nearly 40 years, R.C. Gorman made the Town of Taos his home. His love of chile, wine, and life made his table and his original home/gallery/studio on Ledoux Street the place to be! 2018 marks the 50th year anniversary of RC founding the Navajo Gallery.
R.C. Gorman Days will occur July 27th – 28th to acknowledge and celebrate the life and legacy of Rudolph Carl Gorman (1931-2005). His impact and contributions to Taos, New Mexico, its art community, and the furtherance of the Contemporary Native American Arts Group as well as the legacy and heritage of his family in the arts and the southwest.
This event is being sponsored, planned, and organized by the Taos Arts Council, FaraHNHeight Fine Art Gallery and The Michael Gorman Gallery with the generous assistance of Vicky and Don Zillioux who purchased the former RC Gorman Navajo Gallery and home at 210 Ledoux St.
Schedule & Location of Events
Friday, July 27th
- 5:30pm on the Taos Plaza, a proclamation from the Town of Taos will be read honoring R. C. Gorman.
From 6:00pm - 8:00pm the Michael Gorman Gallery, 103 East Plaza, Suite B will host a reception and exhibition “Three Generations of Gorman”. The exhibition includes paintings by the late Carl Gorman, R.C.'s father, artist, lecturer, and Navajo Code Talker, selected works by R.C., curated by FaraHNHeight Fine Art Gallery, and of course the newest generation of Gorman, ceramics by Michael Gorman.
At 6:15 Michael will welcome everyone to the Gallery and Zonnie Gorman, R.C.’s sister, acclaimed historian and lecturer, will speak about R.C.’ s legacy. Other family will also be present to share stories and light refreshments throughout the evening.
Saturday, July 28th
10:00-11:30am, a walking tour of Ledoux Street Galleries - Taos, NM will introduce the history of the street and several of its buildings which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The opening of the Navajo Gallery by R. C. Gorman in 1968 expanded the art scene on this one-way lane just south of the Taos Plaza. The tour will conclude on the Plaza during the Taos Farmers Market.
5:00pm -7:00pm a benefit event for the Taos Arts Council will be held at 210 Ledoux Street, the home of Vicky and Don Zillioux and former home and gallery of R. C. Gorman. This limited, ticketed event includes hors d'oeuvres and wine or beer. Reservations and tickets are secured by contacting the Taos Arts Council, www.taosartscouncil.org or calling 575-779-8579. The evening includes a special mini-display of three generations of Gorman art by curators Gregory F. Farah of FaraHNHeight Fine Art Gallery and Michael Gorman Gallery who will present a brief talk on the artist and his former gallery.
Throughout the Weekend
The Gorge Bar and Grill will feature specials inspired by R.C. Gorman three cookbooks “Nudes & Foods” which paired R.C.s drawing and paintings with recipes from R.C. and his friends. Gorman loved to entertain and with Virginia Dooley, his business manager, they created these one of a kind cookbooks for the art and food lover.
Sponsors for R. C. Gorman Day's activities
The Gorge Bar and Grill, Pärcht Bottleshop+Bites, Michael Gorman Gallery, FaraHNHeight Fine Art Gallery, Jackies Trading Post Gallery, RC Gorman Navajo Gallery and Estate and the Taos Arts Council. The Council promotes a further understanding, appreciation of the arts and advocates for the arts community. For more information visit www.taosartscouncil.org