New Mexico Museum of Art

While I was out for First Friday, I decided to pop into the New Mexico Museum of Art. (Currently, admission is free on Fridays from 5-8 pm.) The Southwest Sampler exhibition was on display as I walked into the first floor gallery.  The Sampler showcased work created in New Mexico by Taos Society Artists, Santa … More New Mexico Museum of Art

Meow Wolf

There was a lot of hype surrounding the grand opening of Meow Wolf & the House of Eternal Return. So, Sophia and I decided to go check out this major artist collab on opening weekend. Meow Wolf is described as “a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum, and immersive art exhibit…with fictional worlds … More Meow Wolf

Madrid

My friend and I decided to stop in Madrid as we were taking a scenic drive on the Turquoise Trail. It was a pretty small town; I think the population is about 300 people. Madrid is most well-known for going from a booming coal mining town in the 1800s to a ghost town sometime in … More Madrid

Dixon Studio Tour

I checked out the long-awaited Dixon Studio Tour on November 7, 2015. (You know… the one this artist wasn’t allowed to participate in cuz I was one month short of one year of living in this “Union town” called Dixon.) It was a very well attended event and the words of my landlord rang in … More Dixon Studio Tour

Santa Fe Opera House

Ever since I saw this open-air theater, I had this place on my must-see list. The “Apprentice Showcase” promised “the ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ performing various fully staged opera scenes.” It was my opportunity to experience the Opera House in all its glory, for less than $20 — perfect! I got to the opera house almost … More Santa Fe Opera House

Canyon Road Art Galleries

I decided to explore the art galleries on Canyon Road last weekend. I just got home from Pennsylvania the week before and needed some inspiration, some culture. I was not disappointed. There seemed to be at least a hundred galleries along this stretch of road containing all kinds of art and sculpture. I will definitely … More Canyon Road Art Galleries

Ghost Ranch

Today I traveled to Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center, near Abiquiu. The road to get there traverses red rock territory. A beautiful landscape. Lodging and camping are available at Ghost Ranch, however, the Retreat Center appeared to be quite crowded and classes are expensive. Rooms are basic, no frills, but clean and comfortable with … More Ghost Ranch

Arroyo Seco

Shortly after I moved to NM, I had driven through Arroyo Seco when I went to the Taos Ski Valley area. Seco looked like a cute place, so in early June, I decided to go back for an “extended” visit. The 45-minute drive to Arroyo Seco was breathtaking in itself, of course — I thoroughly … More Arroyo Seco