Taz Presents: Art Showcase & Business Mixer
Thursday, Mar 28th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shontez “Taz” Morris presents her Love, Light and Awakening Gallery Showing in the David Loughridge Learning Center.
Alcohol will be available at Float Cafe + Bar with ID. This pop-up gallery will serve as the backdrop and conversation starter for this awesome mixer. Have your business cards ready and prepare to network with others to see how we can support each other in building a better Santa Fe. Artwork will be for sale. Please RSVP for free entry into the gallery showing.
LOVE encompasses a variety of strong and positive emotional and mental states, ranging from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure.
LIGHT: the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible; understanding of a problem or mystery; enlightenment; illuminate; ignite.
AWAKENING: an act of waking from sleep; coming into existence or awareness.
These three components to a positive spiritual journey will be displayed by local artist Shontez Morris in her conscious art showcase. She draws inspiration from herself; learning how to love and believe in herself more deeply than ever before, being her own positive light and energy in a society that’s dominated by negativity as well as realizing her own potential and purpose.
Photographer’s Statement: “Capturing the essence of my subjects”
“This evening’s topic is one very precious to me. When someone comes before my camera, they often feel a bit apprehensive and vulnerable at being seen but also at not being in control of what the camera or photographer captures. My work includes being sensitive to those feelings–whether fear or joy and reassuring them with a safe accepting presence. As music plays, they begin to relax, and the photography begins. Many of my subjects are dance students or teachers. Some are professional models who are very comfortable posing nude in front of the camera. Most are ordinary people not accustomed to being photographed, let alone being photographed without the ‘protection of clothing’. Some have suffered recent traumas like breast cancer. The shoot offers them an opening to healing by seeing themselves as beautiful and whole.
All images in this exhibit are shown with the complete knowledge and permission of the subject.”
Daniel has been a photographer his entire adult life. First in his NYC studio, photographing for fortune 500 companies–both annual reports, catalogs and advertising–and later in Santa Fe as a portrait and event photographer. He specializes in branding photography for local businesses as well as events of all kinds including business galas, Nonprofit fund raisers, weddings and family reunions. When not behind a camera he loves to dance, ride horses and read murder mysteries and historical fiction.