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Patricia Michaels, Taos fashion designer and former Project Runway contestant (, will give a talk at Albuquerque Museum on November 4th entitled "The Heart of Mother Earth Given to the Soul of Women in the Arts who Touched Taos."

Michaels' strong roots at Taos Pueblo and the influence of the modernist aesthetic of women artists and patrons of 20th century New Mexico (including Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Martin, and Mabel Dodge Luhan) influence her designs and philosophy.

The evening begins at 6pm with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres cocktail reception. Michaels will speak at 7 p.m. Guests will have the rare opportunity to purchase select items of Michaels' couture during the Trunk Show. Jewelry, scarves, and clothing (with prices starting at $45) will be shown by live models strolling and mingling with guests. All items will be available for sale at the Museum Store.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $30 ($ The price includes entry to the nationally acclaimed exhibition, Mabel Dodge Luhan and Company: American Moderns and the West, in which you can see artwork by the women who inspire Michaels' designs.

Make it a night on the town with friends, fashion, and fancy finger foods.

An Evening with Patricia Michaels is sponsored by NM Arts.

Albuquerque Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9am-5pm; closed Mondays. General Admission - New Mexico residents: Adults and Teens $3, Seniors $2, Children $1. General Museum admission is free every Sunday from 9am-1pm, from 9am-5pm on the first Wednesday of every month, and from 5-8:30pm on the 3rd Thursday evening of every month. Fees for special exhibits and events still apply on free times.

For more information, call Albuquerque Museum at (505) 243-7255.


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