Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day of the Dead 7 Dia de los Muertos VII

October 16-November 22, Two Graces Gallery will be featuring our ever popular exhibition of altars & artwork for Dia de los Muertos, our seventh annual Day of the Dead exhibit. The opening reception with the participants is Friday October 22 from 5-8PM.
Here's a taste of our exhibit, with more pictures to come...
Our seventh exhibit includes a tribute to Dennis Hopper by one of his long time friends Nancy Neva Gagliano. As she says, “Holding the memories of what seemed so long ago: a time that was dreamy and as fresh as this young man on a horse… …riding freely through the sage, between the mountain and his new mud palace (The Big House/Mabel’s) that he’d just bought and escaped to… …or so it seemed. That notion of ‘escape’, a theme of the time, was one feeling that I shared with Dennis and many others.”

Come see for yourself, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Please join us for an opening reception with the artists on Friday, October 22, 5-8PM or stop by to see this years’ spectacular exhibit before November 22.
above "Peanut Skeleton" Lindsay Robertson
Shrine to honor our dear friend the artist Mary Witkop
courtesy of Bill & Barbara Thomas
Greg Moon "Family Portrait" the many different meanings of Family
courtesy of Bill & Barbara Thomas
Vicki Barton shrine for her dear friend Mary Lou Rose

This year the gallery is transformed into a very colorful environment thanks to a very generous loan from the folk art collection of Barbara & Bill Thomas. The wonderful vintage papier mache skeletons on display have added another dimension to our usual Dia de los Muertos exhibit. Still as always included are ristras of marigolds (cempasuchiles), banners of handcut Papel Picado (paper cut flags), and Sugar Skulls.

Interpretations on the theme of Day of the Dead by the very talented youngsters Dita (age 12) has created a fiber art skeleton, Wanashe (age 10) has made an altar tribute to her Grandmother & Chakotay Frank (age 7) is including paintings of skulls. The popular Skeleton Sock Monkeys and other animal critters handmade by Rebecca Sievers are back. Other participants are Katy George, Greg Moon, Vicki Barton, Father William Hart McNichols, Lindsay Robertson, William Jennings-Hill & Mel James.

Two Graces Gallery also celebrates our 7th year of being in business here in Ranchos de Taos. Yes, indeed, we are truly blessed, thank you Taos!

Two Graces is open 7 days a week 10AM-5:30PM. 66 St. Francis Church Plaza, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 (575)-758-4639


  1. awesome post, R, and looks like a great show, I think it is safe to say, that I won't be there, though I will be in spirit... you have such a great way of bringing the community together and building relationships, I hope Taos realizes what they have in you! x

  2. Thanks to my Auntie Nancy for forwarding this to me. It was so great to see her tribute to my Uncle Denny and the one for my step-mom Mary Witkop. I am only sorry I was not able to see them in person. Thank you for the post. --Rebecca Hopper