Ted Egri Day

by FO

19 -20 May 2017


Photo credit: Paul O’Connor

Flight of Wind Dedication, Celebrating the Life’s Work of Ted Egri, (1913- 2010)

This two-day event features Ted Egri’s recently installed monumental sculpture, “Flight of Wind” at the Taos County Courthouse. Activities include a joint Proclamation from Taos County and the Town of Taos and opening ceremonies, Friday, May 19, beginning at 4:30 pm. On Saturday, May 20, beginning at 10 am, children’s activities and artist’s demonstrations will occur at the Taos County Courthouse. An afternoon symposium will take place at 2pm at the Historical Count Courthouse on the Plaza, featuring an established group of educators from museums, galleries and other organizations. Beginning at 3pm, a mini-retrospective of Ted’s work will be featured at 203 Fine Art.

Join us for the opportunity to honor Ted’s important historical work and its impact on Taos County! All events are free and open to the public.


Friday, 19 May 4:30pm
Taos County Courthouse Complex, 105 Albright St.

  • Brief introduction and description of “Flight of Wind”
  • Joint proclamation by Taos County Chairman, Jim Fambro & Town of Taos Mayor, Dan Barrone
  • Brief acknowledgement from those who have received donations; UNM, TCA, Taos Library, Sierra Vista Cemetery
  • Open house to observe works on display and running display of images of the installation
  • Cutting of cake, distribution of tour brochures
  • Works of Ted Egri on display in Courthouse Complex

Saturday, 20 May 10am – 4pm
Taos County Courthouse Complex, (Albright) Taos Historic County Courthouse (Plaza)

Morning, 10 – 12 am
Taos County Courthouse?Complex, 105 Albright St.

  • Children activities, painting, mixed media sponsored by Harwood Museum, Twirl
  • Food / snacks/ water available
  • El Viboron parade around sculpture
  • Adult artist demonstrations sponsored by UNM and Art Taos
  • Works of Ted Egri on display in Courthouse Complex

Afternoon, 2-4pm
Taos Historic County Courthouse, Plaza

  • Lecture program will provide a history of the life & work of Ted Egri through images and stories. Speakers include knowledgeable individuals who will discuss specific genres, his impact on the community & variety of medium in which he worked. Select paintings, prints & sculpture by Ted will be on display & available for sale.

Evening, 3-7pm
203 Fine Art, 1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite I

  • Legends of Taos Series – The Art of Ted Egri (1913-2010), a mini retrospective
"Flight of Wind" cor-ten steel, 23'h x 34'w x 13.5'd

“Flight of Wind” cor-ten steel, 23’h x 34’w x 13.5’d

Ted Egri (1913 ? 2010)

To summarize a man’s life of 97 years is an impossible task. Having a glimpse into his thoughts though his creative process reveals profound care for the world and community that surround him.

A connecting flow of rhythm and movement can be seen throughout Ted’s work as he embraced major historical political, social and artistic changes. Personal involvement in World War II and the Civil Rights Movement shaped his ideology. His response was direct and emotive as evidenced in his paintings aboard ship and later, powerful sculpture. He was influenced by but not limited to the artistic movements of social realism, abstract expressionism and minimalism.

As a pioneer and benevolent leader he chose Taos as his home. Surviving economic hardships, he responded with the gift of teaching and sharing his talents with children and adults in the community. Establishing the Taos Moderns? group continued to secure the importance of the growth of the art colony, generating national attention.

Evaluating his life long works of art, the viewer can see the skillful progression of thoughts and experiences of Ted Egri. The vast confident range of technique causes one to liken his career to a modern Picasso



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