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Stitched to the Soul

BY KATE NELSON Once upon a time, in a trading post on Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation, a bored [...]

A Tribute to a Titan

BY LAURA ADDISON Lloyd Cotsen, the charismatic, longtime executive of Neutrogena Corporation from 1967 to [...]

The Secret Sanctuary

BY MICHAEL MILLER The New Mexico historic property known today as Los Luceros has supported consistent human [...]

Notching It Up

BY LAURA ADDISON When Napa-based artist Freeland Tanner speaks about his work, he often uses the word [...]

Headed into the Wind

BY JACK LOEFFLER I was a seventeen-year-old senior in high school when I received news that I had failed my [...]

Drawing Near To The Divine

"SUPPOSE ONE COULD CATCH THEM BEFORE they become ‘works of art?’ Catch them hot & sudden as they rise in the mind.” In her diary, Virginia Woolf examined the stuff of thought, its shape and contours as well as its inherent slipperiness. While she was largely concerned with literature, her questions apply just as well to the visual arts. What does an idea look like before it is labored over, crafted, and shaped into a finished piece? [...]

The Art Of Listening

What is a need? Lama founder Barbara Durkee (now Asha Greer), speaking about the 1967 founding of Lama Commune just north of Taos, explains that she knew there was a need for water, and hot water at that; here in New Mexico there is always a need for water. Her needs did not extend much beyond that. Experiencing a back-tothe land lifestyle on the side of a mountain was the real need she was attempting to fulfill. The pursuit of this desire was one of the many products of the rise of the 1960s and 1960s counterculture in the American Southwest. [...]
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