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Live Art – Joseph Riggs
March 2, 2018
SKI SPRING BREAK!!! Please join Farahnheight Fine Art Taos Ski Valley for an event Friday March 16th from 3-5pm at Rhodas Restaurant.
Tesuque, New Mexico based artist, Joseph Riggs will be live painting and yucking it up with patrons as they Après Ski. Come and see his Native Spirits inspired paintings and enjoy some libations and laughter. Joseph will be painting in front of Rhoda’s Restaurant, weather permitting, or inside from 1-5ish.
Some words from the artist-
“My Grandmother learned to paint with oils in her 60s in Taos, New Mexico after the death of my Grandfather. This gave rise to many visits to Taos and an early exposure to the fine art of Northern New Mexico. My family believed that you surrounded yourself with tasteful objects and that it was even better if you designed and created them.
During my teens, becoming a Boy Scout and participating in an Indian dance group led to a lifelong interest in the life, culture and art of the American Indians. I marveled how they created wonderfully beautiful objects out of raw materials drawn from nature. Porcupine quills, leather, feathers, horsehair, shells and trade beads acquired from occasional contact with white traders became the resources for decorating everyday objects. Pictographs, petroglyphs, and ancient pottery demonstrate that designs and decorations were a constant companion for thousands of years. Inspiration began with nature, but always evolved into a naturalistic abstraction.”