SHERRIE MCGRAW PAINTS DISTINGUISHED TAOS PUEBLO ELDER, TONY REYNA

Saturday, AUGUST 4, 2012
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
9:00 AM 
$75, fundraiser for the museum 

Join renowned artist Sherrie McGraw as she paints a portrait of one of Taos’ most beloved figures, Taos Pueblo elder Tony Reyna. Reyna, 96, is a prominent member of the Taos community and the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March.

The demonstration is a part of the Quick Draw event during the weekend of Arts and Culture at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, NM.

The event is a fundraiser for the museum; tickets are $75 for the afternoon (9AM-2PM) and include sculpting and glass blowing demonstrations.

The finished demonstration will be sold to the person whose name is drawn from a pool of interested attendees.

Web page for the Weekend of Arts and Culture at Millicent Rogers Museum

More about Tony Reyna:

Tony Reyna, 96, is a revered elder of Taos Pueblo and the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March in WWII. He endured three and half years in a Japanese prison camp, then returned to his home and proceeded to live a life based around community service. Reyna has played many leadership roles throughout his life, including police commissioner for the Town of Taos, a member of the Taos School Board, a trustee of the Millicent Rogers Museum, a judge at Santa Fe Indian Market, a lifetime member of the Taos Pueblo Council, and secretary, lieutenant, and finally, the governor of Taos Pueblo. His shop, The Tony Reyna Indian Shop, has offered crafts and artwork from Taos Pueblo, as well as several New Mexican Pueblos, for 62 years.

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