September 23, 2018 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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An Evening with Larry Bell, Terry Allen and Guitars
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 7:00 pm

An Evening with Larry Bell, Terry Allen and Guitars

Arthur Bell Auditorium


Larry Bell, whose Hocus, Focus and 12 exhibition fills four of the museum’s galleries, has collected guitars for as long as he’s been an artist. That’s going on 60 years. His collection, mostly twelve-strings, has inspired his imagery and provided hours of relaxation and camaraderie with musician friends. Three evenings with the artist, a few of his guitars and musician friends are planned to coincide with the exhibition.

This evening the musician/friend is artist/musician Terry Allen. Terry will be on keyboard and his son, Bukka Allen will accompany him on accordian.

Terry Allen and Larry Bell met in Los Angeles over 50 years ago and have been friends ever since, despite themselves.

Terry Allen is a visual artist and songwriter who was raised in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated from Chouinard and has worked as an artist and musician since 1966. He has received numerous awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Art Fellowships. His artwork has been shown throughout the United States and internationally, including Documenta and San Paolo, Paris, Sydney & Whitney Biennales, and is represented in major private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. His musical career includes 12 albums of original songs, including classics JUAREZ and LUBBOCK (on everything), and his most recent  BOTTOM OF THE WORLD. Terry Allen lives and works in Santa Fe with his wife, actress and writer, Jo Harvey Allen.

The conversation and music begins at 7:00pm but the museum doors will open at 6:30. Come early to visit the Scott Gallery upstairs where 12 twelve string guitars and 12 of Bell’s Church Study mirage works hang side by side. See the influence!

$15 general, $12 members