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Saturday, August 31 at Noon:
at La Sala Questa!
The Quetave Trio

Live classical music is back in Questa, this coming Saturday, at La Sala.

Take this coming Saturday's lunchtime to enjoy the music of Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla - his "Summer in Buenos Aires" (from his version of the Four Seasons); an early work by Mozart (K. 254); and a lush romantic 3-movement piece by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina.

The only caveat is to come early for a seat... the little yellow room only seats 20.
(or go to Taos the next day and hear us play at the much larger venue - 1st Presbyterian Church, next to Kit Carson Park, at 1:30 pm)

WHEN: Saturday, August 31 at noon
and a repeat performance Sunday, Sept. 1 at 1:30 pm in Taos, at the First Presbyterian Church
WHERE: La Sala Questa* yellow room (middle door entry), at 2331 Hwy 522
WHO: Trio Quetave, with Andrea Gore on violin, Rebecca Caron on cello, Martha Shepp on piano
WHY: Enjoy live music from the long history of this art form. Bring a bag lunch, relax!
COST: by donation; proceeds benefit the Questa Creative Council

* PS. La Sala met their Kickstarter goal and the needed funds have been procured. More music, expressive arts, community gatherings, and yoga will be available in Questa for everyone!

This is a Questa Chamber Music Series presentation, a project partially funded by New Mexico Arts

S A V E   T H E   D A T E S

Monday, September 9 Bake Sale:
Support NeoRio!

From 11 am - until goodies are gone!
At Cid's Market in Taos


Calling all bakers and delicious snack-makers! Make something delicious and donate it to support the NeoRio fundraiser bake sale! We also need folks to help us man the bakesale tables on Monday, September 9, from 11 am - until we sell all the goods. Proceeds from this effort will support NeoRio 2019: Universal Elements. Come on down to Cid's that day and buy some goodies! If you can donate something delicious or help us on September 9 at Cid’s, please contact Claire: (575) 224-9066;

NeoRio 2019: Universal Elements
September 21

Saturday - September 21, 2019
4 - 9 pm

Montoso Campground, Wild Rivers, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Join in the 11th annual NeoRio outdoor contemporary art event! The combination of a sublime setting, experimental art, and community celebration makes for a fun and unique event!

This year, artists and collaborators explore Universal Elements from both scientific and philosophical perspectives.

The theme coincides with the United Nations' “International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements” and the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Periodic System.

Discover unique art installations along the rim of the Rio Grande gorge; explore family-friendly activities; take in the afternoon “Elemental” concert; and enjoy a delicious, farm-to-table feast, music, artist talks, evening campfire and more. Featured artists are Cynthia Moku (Boulder, CO), Sarah Parker (Questa), Laurianne Fiorentino (Santa Fe) plus other local and regional projects, including “Questa Stories” and LEAP’s hands-on “Elements: Intersecting Art and Science.”

Read the details of the artists and their presentations here; it's a great lineup of inspiring art, artists, and passion around the theme of Universal Elements.


4 pm: Art Installations and Activities (including Moku’s “Once Continuous Gesture” performance)
5 pm: Elemental Concert by Featured Artist, Laurianne Fiorentino
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

Get there from here, ride the NeoRio Shuttle. Pick-up locations in Taos, Hondo and Questa
Reserve your shuttle tickets: $25-Taos, $20-Hondo, $15-Questa Round Trip/Per Person. Camping is $7/night.

Learn more, make a donation and shuttle reservation at

Contact Claire for more info, shuttle reservation or to volunteer: (575) 224-9066 or

NeoRio is organized by LEAP (Land, Experience and Art of Place, a program of Localogy) in partnership with the Questa Creative Council and hosted by the Bureau of Land Management’s Taos Field Office as a Public Lands Day event. 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 with grants from Taos County, Chevron Questa Mine Grants for Good, and Questa Economic Development Fund and sponsorships from PPC Solar, Zia Event Design, North Star Toys, Questa Credit Union, Centinel Bank, Taos News, Beyond Taos, Questa Farmers Market, Walking Bear Farm, Cerro Vista Farm, individual donations and many volunteers.

Volunteer Kudos & Needs

Thank you, volunteers
We couldn’t do what we do without you!
If you are interested in helping these upcoming creative efforts along, please contact us at

Sept. 21-22
NeoRio event set-up, help with feast preparation and clean-up on Sunday (various shifts - we are flexible)

Date to be determined
Installation of the permanent Questa History Trail signs

Sept. - Dec.
ArtKids helper at the Questa Library, once or twice a month
Another way to support is through your dollars and membership. Please visit our website and donate there on the "Join" page or push our "join now" button below.
 Your generosity has direct impact and is very much appreciated.

Be a part of the creative action!  
We grow brighter together.

Consider joining the Questa Creative Council as a member. Membership levels start at only $10. Volunteers are always welcome, too!

We are grateful to those who sponsor our projects:

Some of these projects are supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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