The Questa Creative Council is dedicated to strengthening community through arts, culture, history, and education.
Northern New Mexico Music: Past & Present Concert
By MARTHA SHEPP
The virtual Facebook Live concert on May 21 was so generous in feeling: the elders who gathered with project director and musician Chris Arellano in Costilla’s historic plaza shared songs, stories, and history with those who tuned in. The video remains on the QCC Facebook page, so you can watch it anytime!
Chris’s interviews with Joseph Marquez, Ernie Marquez, Bernie Torres, and Michael Rael are now available at these links! https://questastories.org/2021/05/21/joseph-marquez/, https://questastories.org/2021/05/21/ernesto-marquez/, https://questastories.org/2021/05/21/bernie-torres/, https://questastories.org/2021/05/21/michael-rael/.
This project was supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, and Taos Community Foundation.
By CLAIRE COTE
In case you missed NeoRio 2020, you can look at the artworks https://leapsite.org/neorio/home/exhibition/ and the roundtable discussions at https://leapsite.org/neorio/home/artist-roundtables/.
NeoRio is entering a new phase, as an evolving project. A retrospective of the event’s 11 years at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, on the rim of the gorge will be made into a film, and archives will be catalogued. The film will have a public showing: we’ll keep you posted. We are so grateful to everyone who has made NeoRio possible all these years! NeoRio is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, Taos Community Foundation, with additional sponsorships from Questa Economic Development Fund, Questa Del Rio News, Zia Event Design, North Star Toys, Questa Lumber and Hardware, and generous individual donors and volunteers.
Contact LEAP director Claire Cote for more information, and read about all the QCC projects at QuestaCreative.org.
Questa Studio Tour
By PEGGY TRIGG
The studio art tour is almost set, with over 40 artists registered and ready to show their work at their own studios or in a hosting hub. With 14 stops on the tour (several new hubs, in El Rito and Sunshine Valley), visitors will have the opportunity to meet our local artists, see their studios and galleries, and purchase that special piece of artwork so unique to this area. One new hub will be at Virsylvia Farms in Sunshine Valley.
They will feature artwork as well as a petting zoo for the kids! Come to the QSAT, August 14-15, from 10 am – 5 pm. Maps will be made available as the date gets closer. More information at https://northernnewmexicoartists.com/ or Peggy Trigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.