Note: This opening took place sometime ago now but the post was pushed back because I was documenting the new gallery coming into being. My apologies Barbara!
I couldn’t help thinking, over and over again, “I’m not in Truchas anymore,” like Dorothy and her Kansas. My friend, Barbara McCauley, (see previous posts A Journey of the Soul and Puppy Rescue) had an opening at The Taos Art Gallery the other night. Located in the Gallery on the Green at the Taos Country Club, it was like walking into another world! One hour from Truchas and it felt a million, million miles away. Time stood still. It really did. It was like taking a mini-vacation surrounded by Barbara’s sumptuous paintings.
It was a wonderful night—lots of good conversation, good friends and great art. A gorgeous drive back up the mountain at twilight, listening to good music, brought me back to the reality of this Truchas life, which I have to say is rather like a vacation itself—different from the Taos Country Club, but lovely and magical in its own way, in its own right. Time stands still here, too.
The evening was topped off when Barbara’s husband (and my friend) Alvaro Cardona Hine’s painting (see previous post Renaissance Man) was selected to be the 2011 Toast of Taos Arts and Wine Festival Poster.
You can see more of Barbara’s work at Cardona-Hine Gallery.
Love to you all,