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Events Along The Turquoise Trail

The following list of events are occurring along The Turquoise Trail. Please use the contact information provided for each if you have additional questions.

If you would like to have your Turquoise Trail event included in the list below, please contact Patricia Brown by phone (505) 438-3008 or .

    Personal Mythology - The art of Barbara Harnack

    August 10, 2019
    Opening reception (4-6pm) for “Personal Mythology – The art of Barbara Harnack.” The Multilayered artist works her magic in 2-D and 3-D, from mixed media paintings to found object assemblage and ceramic sculpture. Harnack's art is in numerous public and private collections from New Mexico to Korea. Best known for her ceramic sculptures she reveals her paintings for their first solo exhibition in New Mexico. Through September 30.

    Calliope
    A Unique Art Experience
    http://Calliopemadrid.com
    2876 Main Street
    Madrid, NM 87010
    505-474-7564

    Star Party

    Friday, September 20, 2019
    Explore the night sky above the park. See the green laser tour of bright stars and constellations and marvel at telescope views of star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and the planets Saturn and Jupiter. Come early to park. Program starts promptly at 7:30pm. Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59. $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 474-0196
    cerrilloshills.org

    Madrid Madfest

    September 21-22, 2019
    September Music Festival at The Mine Shaft Tavern
    http://www.themineshafttavern.com

    Cerrillos Fiesta

    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    Annual Fall Festival in the village of Cerrillos, 20 miles south of Santa Fe and 3 miles north of Madrid. Art, Food, Music, Children's Activities, and Donkey races at 2pm. 10am - 3pm. Fun for the family.

    Cerrillos, New Mexico 87010

    Mineral Pigment Painting & Basic Gold Leaf Application

    September 26 & 27, 2019
    Join us for two very special workshops led by California artist Jennifer Rugge. Jennifer will be visiting from Northern California and will be conducting these workshops during her September visit to Hat Ranch Gallery. Ideally, attendees would sign up for both workshops, as they are a perfect complement to each other, however each workshop can be taken independently. There is a discount for participating in both. We will conclude Jennifer’s visit with an Art Opening on Sunday, September 29th (2-5pm) of her solo show.

    1. MINERAL PIGMENT PAINTING – (Thurs, Sept. 26, 11-3:30)

    Workshop attendees will learn to paint with natural mineral pigments, non-toxic and straight from the Earth. Visit ancestral roots that link Art to the Earth in this workshop that teaches how our ancestors painted in caves, rock walls as well as the European Art Masters who used mineral pigments to create some of the greatest masterpieces in the world.
    Using natural mineral pigments, students grind their pigments, mix paints and learn different application techniques from abstract to realism as these are placed on a hard wood panel surface. You will be replicating painting techniques like the Old Masters.
    Workshop Fee: $225 (includes all materials and delicious refreshments)
    Class Size: Limited to 10
    Instructor: Jennifer Rugge (artist at HRG)

    https://www.hatranchgallery.org/new-events/2019/9/26/earth-mineral-pigment-painting


    2. BASICS OF GOLD LEAF APPLICATION - (Friday, Sept. 27, 10-3:30)

    Gold Leaf was made popular by the early Italian fresco artists. Their technique illuminated the Saints and enriched the Royals. Following this ancient application, attendees of this extraordinary workshop learn the steps to add gold leaf to paintings together with the use of natural mineral pigment paints. Attendees that take both workshops will be able to use the painting they created in the Mineral Pigment Painting workshop the day before to embellish with gold leaf. No worries if you’re just taking this workshop! Jennifer Rugge, the workshop instructor will guide you through the creation of a piece that you will be able to apply gold leaf. After this workshop you will be able to utilize techniques that were used by the Fresco Masters.

    Workshop Fee: $265 (includes all materials and delicious refreshments)
    Class Size: Limited to 10
    Instructor: Jennifer Rugge (artist at HRG)

    https://www.hatranchgallery.org/new-events/2019/9/27/basics-of-gold-leaf-application

    NOTES: *You are welcome to bring your own knives, brushes (variety) and paper (textured or not) to either workshop. Keep paper light weight and thin.
    DISCOUNT PRICE FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS = $440

    Hat Ranch Gallery
    Santa Fe, NM 87508
    http://www.hatranchgallery.org
    505-424-3391

    Tarantula Hike

    Sunday, September 29, 2019
    Spiders the size of doughnuts. Where are they going? What are they doing? Come find out on this creepy jaunt through the hills. Hike starts promptly at 10am. Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59. $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 474-0196
    cerrilloshills.org

    Art Opening for Jennifer Rugge

    Sunday, September 29, 2019
    Jennifer Rugge has a unique and compelling style across many artistic genres, from gold leaf application to ancestral techniques of cave painting. Her paintings have a soulful quality that gently captivates and envelopes the viewer with warmth and joy. Jennifer studied ancient Italian art techniques including fresco, illuminated writing, and gold leaf application. The energy of her art emerges from a deep personal yearning to express awareness of the beauty inherent in our surroundings and her passion to share the value and importance of art through a variety of mediums. Jennifer lives in Northern California where she encourages the consciousness of working together to maintain a healthy environment for ourselves and the intriguing creatures and features of the land and sea life communities.

    OPENING: Sunday, September 29th, 2-5 pm
    ON VIEW from Sept. 29th - Oct. 27th

    Hat Ranch Gallery
    27 San Marcos Rd W
    Santa Fe, NM 87508
    http://www.hatranchgallery.org
    505-424-3391

    Madrid Chile Fiesta

    October 5-13, 2019
    The Mine Shaft Tavern is hosting their annual "Madrid Chile Fiesta" during Balloon Fiesta with a special Chile Menu and live music every day!

    The Mine Shaft Tavern
    2846 Highway 14
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 473-0743

    http://www.themineshafttavern.com

    The Bug Show - Unique and Unusual Collabortive Art of Steven Kutcher

    October 5-Nov 4, 2019
    October 5, 3-6PM, Opening reception for “The Bug Show – The Unique and Unusual Collaborative Art of Steven Kutcher.” From Arachnophobia to Jurassic Park millions have seen the work of Hollywood's most famous bug wrangler, but have you ever seen his other art? Steven collaborates with bugs to make delicate and unusual art works on fine art paper. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the making of the feature film INK, produced by Michael Lancaster in association with Dirt Road Pictures. Through November 4.

    Calliope
    A Unique Art Experience
    http://Calliopemadrid.com
    2876 Main Street
    Madrid, NM 87010
    505-474-7564

    Madrid Christmas Parade

    December 7, 2019
    Come early to find parking and a good spot to watch this annual pre-Christmas event. The parade travels along Highway 14 from The Mine Shaft Tavern to Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark north of town. Shops remain open for extended hours with refreshments. Limited parking in town. Parking is also available N of the ballpark.

    Parade starts at 4:00 pm

    Madrid, NM 87010
    http://www.visitmadridNM.com

    Madrid Christmas Open House

    Every weekend between December 7-22, 2019
    Madrid Christmas Open House, activities and refreshments in many shops each weekend through Christmas. Town members give tribute to the historical lighting display of prior years with an annual holiday house lighting throughout town.
    Saturday, December 7, the annual Christmas Parade, 4pm.

    Madrid, NM 87010
    http://www.visitmadridNM.com

Upcoming Event

Cerrillos Fiesta

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Join us for this annual Fall Fiesta in the village of Cerrillos. Donkey races at 2pm.
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