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The PASEO: All the Facts About Outdoor Art Fest in Taos

The much-anticipated festival begins on September 25, 2015

Posted on September 9, 2015

Last week, a 31st installation was added to the list of new media artworks that will be on view at The PASEO, a 100%-free event in the historic district of Taos on September 25 and 26. Wheel of Fortune, a collaborative piece by Jill Sutherland and Anne Staveley is scheduled for a location in Kit Carson Park. The piece is described by the artists as, “an offering of the Major Arcana of the Tarot, a divination tool for daily counsel and companionship.” Wheel of Fortune has 22 doors from which audience members select to learn their fortune.

“Follow your intuition, select a door, and invite something to be awakened within you,” time-traveling mystic guides within the space urge visitors. ” Be brave, Hero. Your destiny awaits…”

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune as seen at Burningman 2014. It is the creation of Jill Sutherland and Anne Staveley.

Wheel of Fortune installation by Anne Staveley and Jill Sutherland

Wheel of Fortune installation by Anne Staveley and Jill Sutherland

Because The PASEO’s list of artists has evolved over the past six months, here for clarity’s sake is a final list of events and artists and installations. Interestingly, 16 of the 31 installations are from New Mexico artists; five of those from Taos.

The PASEO 2015: Schedule

September 14-25
All Taos County middle and high schools
STEMartsLab@ThePASEO workshops. Not open to the public but the results will be part of September 25-26 installations. (These workshops are sponsored in part by Los Alamos National Lab Community Programs. Learn more.)

Thursday, September 24, 1:00pm
Harwood Museum of Art
Artist Lecture: Sabrina Barrios, “How to Build a Portal to a Hidden Dimension,” a discussion about time, space, and our connection to something greater. Free.

Friday-Saturday, September 25-26, 1:00-10:00pm
The streets of historic Taos
PASEO performances, installations, and projections. 100% free! See map for times and locations of 31 artworks by over 70 artists.

Saturday, September 26, 3:00pm
Taos Plaza
PASEO 2015 Curatorial Talk with Directors J. Matthew Thomas and Agnes Chavez and PASEO 2015 Juror Nancy Zastudil. Free.

Saturday, September 26, 9:00-1:00am
Taos Mesa Brewing
The PASEO After-Party: Filastine w/ Nova (Special 4RRAY audio/video performance) with Conscious Kalling, Sattva Ananda, and Buddha Bass. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Sunday, September 27, 7:00pm
Taos Center for the Arts
Pecha Kucha Night Taos, Volume 18, the fall arts edition. Rapid-pace 20×20 presentations from PASEO 2015 and Taos Fall Arts artists. $10.

The PASEO 2015: Artist list

(Boldface indicates New Mexico artists)
As of September 9, subject to change. Learn more.

AudioPixel | The Fountain of Memory | Boulder CO

Axle Contemporary with Steina & Woody Vasulka and Rob Shaw | Jarmark | Santa Fe NM

Sabrina Barrios | How to Build a Portal to a Hidden Dimension | Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Paula Castillo | Wind with Small Lake | Córdova NM

Digital Design and Fabrication Program (DDF) Texas Tech University, College of Architecture | Urban Stages | Lubbock TX

Kyle Evans | de/Rastra | Austin TX

Flinching Eye Collective | Ideophonetic | Denver CO and beyond

Nikki Gardner & Christopher Todd Lynch | Taos Weirs |Mill River MA

Nettrice R. Gaskins | AR Virtual Sounding Space | Boston MA

Abbey Hepner | Nuclear Illuminations | Albuquerque NM

CHiKA Iijima | SEI: Stella Octangula | Japan and New York NY

Amber Imrie-Situnayake | Hum | Oakland CA

Michelle Montjoy | So Many Hours in the Day | Oceanside CA

August Muth | Auroral Equinox | Santa Fe NM

Jan Thomas Nelson | Moonlighting | Albuquerque NM

Ruben Olguin | Sonic Decay | Albuquerque NM

Andrea Polli and The Social Media Workgroup | Solar Powered Village | Albuquerque NM

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez with guest sound artist Derek Holzer | A•LIVE | Berlin Germany

Christian Ristow | Fledgling | Taos NM

Sara D. Rivera | Nerveless | Boston MA

Paul Santoleri | Draco | Philadelphia PA

SJ Ç+: Sasha Raphael vom Dorp, Jennifer “Jexime” Longo, Joshua “Kanizzle” Cunningham, with interactive projections by Gak Stonn | Energy Transfer | Taos NM

Thomas Soule | A Surreal Tasting | Taos NM

Christina Sporrong | TaranTula | Taos NM.

Jill Sutherland & Anne Staveley | Wheel of Fortune | Los Angeles CA / Santa Fe NM

tNt!: Dora Dillistone, Jan Dorris, Dianne Frost, Sally Gray, TJ Mabrey, Marcia Oliver, Barbara Zaring | The Corridor | Taos NM

Edie Tsong & Michael Lorenzo Lopez | Love Letter to the World | Santa Fe NM

Marion Claire Wasserman | Dream Tent X2 | Santa Fe NM

Adam Wohlwend | Mobile Event Viewing Apparatuses | Albuquerque NM

The Paseo is supported with grant funding by New Mexico Arts, New Mexico Tourism Department, Taos Community Foundation, Taos County Lodgers Tax, the Town of Taos, and The Healy Foundation

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