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NeoRio 2018: Roots~Raices

NeoRio, a Paseo Project partner arts organization, offers thought-provoking art installations right on the rim of the Rio Grande gorge, along with a farm-to-table feast, poetry and music. The outdoor contemporary art and community event offers the opportunity to discover the sublime Wild Rivers area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, or, to experience it in a whole new way. Now in its tenth year, this annual event offers a unique experience every year.

NeoRio 2018 will take place at Montoso Campground at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area on Saturday, September 15, from 4 to 9 pm.

NEW THIS YEAR: Take the Taos-NeoRio-PASEO shuttle for a beautiful, care-free ride to NeoRio at Wild Rivers in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Enjoy the afternoon and early evening at NeoRio and then arrive by shuttle back in Taos, conveniently parked and ready to finish the evening exploring the PASEO! Reserve $25 roundtrip tickets now, limited seating. (Shuttle is made possible through the generosity of Taos Ski Valley Resort. Thank you TSV!)

NeoRio 2018 Event and Shuttle Schedule
3:30 pm NeoRio Shuttle Leaves from Guadalupe Parking Lot (public lot) in Taos
4 pm on: Explore Roots-Inspired Art Installations and Activities
5 pm: Poetry and Music Salon
6 pm: Farm-to-Table Feast and Music by Kate Mann and Mark Dudrow
7 pm: Artist Talks by NeoRio Featured Artists
7:30 pm: NeoRio Shuttle Leaves from Wild Rivers to arrive back in Taos at 8:30

Each year, NeoRio features a different theme. This year it is Roots ~ Raices, which “digs deeper” into the botanical strand of recent years: Pollination in 2016 and Seeds/Semillas in 2017. The event will host featured artists, Scott Sutton, Kacie Smith and UNM students of the immersive Land Arts of the American West program. NeoRio contributing artists are Martha Shepp and Nicholette Jean Codding.

Music from the High Desert Acoustic Duo (Justin Dean and Mark Dudrow) will usher in the evening festivities. Enjoy a locally-sourced, northern NM, fall Feast from the Questa Farmers Market growers, cooks and bakers. The Feast is coordinated by Gaea McGahee, manager of the Questa Farmers Market and contributors to the feast will be familiar to those who have visited the market. At dusk, on the heels of dinner, portable solar power provided by PPC Solar will allow NeoRio featured artists to offer short, informative, illustrated talks, giving a behind-the-scenes look at their onsite artworks and a brief visual tours of past works.

NeoRio is organized by LEAP (Land, Experience and Art of Place) in partnership with the new Questa Creative Council, the Bureau of Land Management’s Taos Field Office and others.
Claire Coté, LEAP director, says, “At NeoRio we hope people experience a kind of alchemy in the ‘confluence of art and environments.’ NeoRio is a recipe of sorts combining the ingredients of art, music, poetry, lands, rivers, cultures, community, food and an interesting annual theme to create a special experience for our guests and all involved.

LEAP (a program of Local nonprofit Localogy), brings innovative artists to the monument each autumn through it’s cornerstone event, NeoRio, transforming the Montoso Campground with surprising, site-specific art amid the piñon and cliffs.

NeoRio 2018 Schedule, Montoso Campground, Wild Rivers:
4 pm: Roots-Inspired Art Installations and Activities
5 pm: Poetry and Music Salon
6 pm: Farm-to-Table Feast and Music by Justin Dean and Mark Dudrow
7 pm: Artist Talks by NeoRio Featured Artists
8 pm: Campfire and Music (bring an instrument!)

Please carpool if you can; parking is limited and it’s better for the planet! This is a free event; donations are much appreciated. NeoRio is made possible by individual donations, local business and media sponsorships as well as generous grant support. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks also to grants from Taos County, Questa Economic Development Fund, Chevron Questa Mine Grants for Good, and sponsorships from PPC Solar and others.

Find out more about NeoRio – the event, artists and activities at www.LeapSite.org or call Claire at 575-224-9066.