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Let Them Do | Opening Reception

  • Parse Seco 487 State Rd 150 Arroyo Seco, NM United States (map)

Parse Seco in conjunction with VANS sneakers presents:
July 5 - July 29

An exhibition of 10 artists, each who have been given a size 16 blank canvas Vans Authentic Skate Shoes to do what they want with. Artists have been encouraged to interact with their community and create designs and build complimentary installations that pay tribute to the art scenes they come out of. Throughout the month there will be a silent auction for each piece to fundraise towards the DreamTree Project in an effort to let children have the chance to be children.

LET THEM DO will document the process of 10 artists creating dynamic designs and installations from the galleries they call home and their journey to transport their art to Parse Seco in Taos, New Mexico.

This a state wide effort to raise funds for at risk youth at DreamTree Project.
Join us for the opening reception and if the shoe fits, please bid on it!

Opening Reception, July 5th, 2018
silent auction begins at 6pm
music by AJ Woods and Nick Hans at 8pm

The Artist Collaboration and Their Galleries
Jacob Horner (VANS, Albuquerque NM)
Jazmyn Crosby (Albuquerque NM)
Thomas Bowers (FILTER, Albuquerque NM)
Thomas Christopher Haag (Relic Gallery, Albuquerque NM)
David Kappy (Relic Gallery, Albuquerque NM)
Haley Greenfeather English (Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM)
Chris Roberts-Antieau (Antieau Gallery, Santa Fe NM)
Dano Sancho (Magical Tattoo, Taos NM)
Omar Wilkins (Vagrant Heart Taos, Taos NM)
Lynnette Haozous (Faranheight Gallery, Santa Fe NM)
Josh Row (No Comply, Austin TX)
and youth from the DreamTree Project

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Founded in 2016, PARSE SECO is an experimental creative space located in the heart of Arroyo Seco, Taos that provides a unique platform for artists, musicians and creators to present immersive experiences for the community in an intimate setting.  PARSE SECO strives to provide a safe house for expression, learning & therapy through art. Since its commencement, art residency and community involvement have delineated PARSE SECO’s mission statement claiming an entity for all as opposed to any one individual.    PARSE SECO is a nomadic branch of Parse Gallery (now PARSE NOLA), which was founded in New Orleans, LA in 2010 by Ricardo Barba, Andrew Schrock, and Margot Walsh.

Since opening, PARSE SECO has had the honor of hosting work by Rachel Brown, Joel Meinholz, Eric Cade Schoenborn, Angel Brynner, Dave Greber, Allison Hester, Dyanna Annai Belight and showcased live music performances by Mirror Travel, Christian Freising, Julia Lucille, Ralph White, Trummors, ITASCA, Dylan Golden Aycock and many more.

Earlier Event: May 11
dreamtree farms launch party
Later Event: January 24
The Burger Stand Gives Back