Archive for November, 2012

Art, Tourism, and Identity in the Land of Enchantment

A Light, Wood, Wax Fire Special Presentation
How did the visual arts help to transform New Mexico from an impoverished desert backwater to the Land of Enchantment?
What do Taos art colony paintings reveal about modern sensibility? About the local and larger societies where they were created?
What do tourists seek, and why?
How do art and tourism shape identity? Whose identity?
These and other questions will be addressed in an illustrated talk given by Sylvia Rodríguez, professor emerita of anthropology at UNM, native Taoseña, and author of The Matachines Dance and Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place.
Free and open to the public, but limited seating. Dec. 1, 1:00 PM, La Tienda Exhibit Space. Sponsored by and in conjunction with the LIGHT, WOOD, WAX, FIRE group art show at the La Tienda Exhibit Space, Nov.10-Dec. 8.

La Tienda Welcomes a New Business

Quat Portrait Studio Now Open  

“Specializing in images that capture the essence of people and things.” 

By appointment only. (Near Spin Doc in Building B, Suite 7.)


I am excited to announce the opening of my photography studio at La Tienda in Eldorado. Portraiture is my specialty-actor’s head shots, business portraits and events, portraits and photo essays of families, musicians, dancers and artists. I capture the passionate spirit of my subjects. Building a trusting but professional relationship with you prior to your actual photo shoot, creates a safe space where you can be seen for your essential, creative, powerful, beautiful or handsome self. As we discuss what excites you in your life, your joyful spirit is expressed and captured in your unique portrait. I shoot in my studio or on location at your home, business or in a natural setting of your choice. I have been shooting professionally for over 40 years with expertise in portraits, product still life, and interior photography. 

 I also offer Photo Coaching-private tutoring to photographers of any age in most areas of photography-from equipment purchase advice to understanding the magic of light to photo retouching. 

In the spirit of the holidays and to introduce my services to Eldorado, I’m offering a 20% discount on all digital outputs you order-prints, albums, slide shows. Good until Jan 31, 2013. Just mention this offer. (Discount does not apply to the shooting fee or to prior bookings).

Please check out my website or Facebook business page to see some of my work and read my clients’ comments. Call or email me for a free consultation and price quote on your photography project.


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Email: Phone: 505-982-7474.

Important Screening

The Womens Tree and La Tienda Present:

Miss Representation

Documentary Screening and Discussion 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Performance Space at La Tienda

Facilitated audience discussion follows the film. 

Admission is free of charge. Donations are welcome.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women.  Please join us in helping to educate the women of the next generation.