This past year has been filled with a marvel of art, travel and fascinating people.

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Fourteen artists gathered for an Open Studio experience at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, to create a wild assortment of art, from big canvases to artist’s books. I worked on a series of quick portraits, searching for the elusive likeness that can come from spontaneity. It was a time for intense focus, with shared meals provided by Mabel’s talented kitchen staff.

Peggy Murphy’s watercolor.
Peggy Murphy’s watercolor.

 

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Lynne Horning landscape
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Lark Burkhart’s Landscape

Three visits to the studios and environments of three Taos artists enlivened the week. Sasha vom Dorp shared his sound and

light photography, which shared an amazing emotional feeling with Barbara Zaring’s poured mixed media canvases. Angele Mason, priestess of her temple on the mesa, awed us with a sound bath created by crystal bowls and gongs. We absorbed the wisdom of the stones in her Circle of Knowledge, walked her labyrinth and experienced the integration of soul and environment that Angele is constructing. It was a fitting finale to our week together, and left us all speechless and awed.

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Save the dates for next year; September 11-17, 2016. In the Studio & Beyond, at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM.