On the night of September 23, the facade of the historic La Fonda Hotel in Taos will be illuminated by patterns and images created by the Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based artist Motomichi. The display is part of the Paseo, Taos's 4th annual celebration of art and community. And projected right alongside Motomichi's display, and complementing it, will be art created by Taos students.
Motomichi's theme for his display is monsters. Agnes Chavez, co-founder and co-director of the festival, explains that the Paseo challenged all middle- and high-school students in Taos County to design monsters of their own. Almost 500 monsters were submitted by students to the Paseo, and fifty have been selected to be projected on the walls of Taos Plaza.
Agnes gives a fuller description of the Monster Design Challenge in this more complete version of the interview. She also talks about what will be happening in Taos Plaza on Saturday night, September 23 -- lots of "fire and monsters and light and sound."