About Daytime@ThePASEO

DAYTIME@ThePASEO public programming offers the community the chance to experience more about the art and artists featured at The PASEO. Free events will be offered during the day that include lectures, workshops, demos, and discussions.

Schedule subject to change – check the online event calendar.

A model for "Three Deep" for the PASEO 2016, created by ARTlab from UNM
A model for “Three Deep” for the PASEO 2016, created by ARTlab from UNM

FRIDAY, September 23
Paseo Director’s Kickoff Talk with Agnes Chavez and J. Matthew Thomas, moderated by Erin Elder
Location: The PASEO Visitor Center at the Encore Gallery of TCA
Get a sneak preview on what participants will see/experience, a behind the scenes glimpse of the festival, some insight into the genres of art you will be seeing, and about the grassroots ‘community engagement’ aspect of The Paseo.

SATURDAY, September 24
Producing for Immersive Media: a primer workshop
Location: The Big Dome in Kit Carson Park
Led by David Beining of ARTS Lab and UNM students. An introduction to the design considerations and production techniques for immersive media, digital domes, virtual reality headsets and 360º video, $20*
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Art, Engagement and Public Space special focus block
Location: The PASEO Visitor Center at the Encore Gallery of TCA
PASEO co-director Matt Thomas introduces installations and visiting artists that address art in the realm of public space and new ways to engage with where we live with special focus on the works of Julie Libersat, Willi Dorner, a dance company, and Hector Leiva.
Artist Julie Libersat will give a guided exploration of, ROAM: Walking, Mapping, and Play, within the streets of the Historic District. Willi Dorner, a dance company’s bodies and urban spaces daytime performance will be followed by a participatory demo and workshop utilizing contact and partnering exercises with Amber Vasquez and the Taos Youth Ballet recreating a performance stop along the artist’s route. Ongoing: Hector Leiva explains his work, The Matter of Memory, which investigates the relationship between memory and place.

"Raspao" by Alexandra Gellis is a hybrid 2 vehicle, food cart and moving sound sculpture.
“Raspao” by Alexandra Gellis is a hybrid vehicle, food cart and moving sound sculpture. It will be part of The PASEO 2016.

Making Material Interactions a lecture by Leah Buechley, designer, engineer, educator
Location: The PASEO Visitor Center at the Encore Gallery of TCA
Making Material Interactions. Fabrics that glow and change shape, pop-up books that sing, and wallpaper that knows how warm your house is–this talk will discuss a series of projects that explore relationships between design, craft, and technology.

Roundtable: Can STEAM empower youth and community?
Location: The PASEO Visitor Center at the Encore Gallery of TCA
Agnes Chavez of STEMartsLab presents Andrea Polli, Bert Benally and Alexandra Gilis for a roundtable about “social practice,” an art medium that focuses on social engagement, inviting collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions in the creation of participatory art.

SUNDAY, September 25
Projection Mapping + Interactivity: A hands-on Workshop using ThreeDeep as case study
Location: ToolBox on Civic Plaza Drive
Artists from the University of New Mexico’s ARTS Lab will take participants through processes of creating the installation piece ‘ThreeDeep’ – from artistic conceits, to set design and tech considerations, to pre-visualization and production methods, to music and interactive tools. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with tools and techniques on a scaled model of the installation. $20*
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Dosshaus in Conversation
Location: The Harwood Museum of Art, Bell Auditorium
Nancy Zastudil, curator, writer and art entrepreneur, leads live podcast interview with PASEO artists Zoey Taylor and David Connelly of Dosshaus, Free

What is Creative Placemaking? a lecture by Anita McKeown
Location: Harwood Museum of Art on Ledoux Street
How can Paseo create and support new opportunities for Creative Placemaking? Most simply, Creative Placemaking (CP) is the latest arts-led strategic approach to place-based revitalization and although much as been written about CP – what it is and how to do it are still key questions for this evolving field. Anita outlines perma-cultural resilience, a deep mapping systemic approach method that embeds environmental and social justice into the processes and practices of creatively and collaboratively making the places that we live in. Free.

Mobile Projection Art, a hands-on workshop by VJ Suave (Brazil) and OMAi (Austria)
Location: ToolBox on Civic Plaza Drive
Ever wanted to take digital creativity to the street? This workshop teaches artistic as well as technical aspects of mobile projection art. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with a custom built projection tricycle, and learn projection painting using the Tagtool app, as well as other live animation and VJing techniques. $20*
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  • Tickets may be purchased through Taos Center for the Arts, 575-758-2052