The Harwood Museum of Art of UNM presents a Winter Ski Film Festival with films celebrating the art of skiing. The Harwood shows, "Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey" on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., and "Esoteric" and "The Way I See IT" on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m.

The Harwood Museum also offers Sparking Imagination: A Free Book Arts Demonstration with artists/instructors Maggi Younger and Jamie Ash on Saturday, Feb. 26, 3-4 p.m. in the Harwood's Fern Hogue Mitchell Education Center.

Ski Film Festival

"Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey" is a production of Granite Films. The film chronicles the 2009 adventure of 10 skiers, filmmakers, writers, photographers, and sailors as they set off from Ushuaia, Argentina on a journey to ski the Antarctic Peninsula.

"ESOTERIC" is an independent film by UNM Cinematic Arts student Robbie Forbes. Filmed during the epic 2010 Ski Season at Taos Ski Valley, the film follows the freeskiing community in Taos.

"The Way i See It" is by Matchstick Productions. The winner of Powder Magazine's 2009 Movie of the Year, "The Way I See It" brings together the best athletes on the planet sharing their points of view on what it means to be a skier and backing up their positions with hard-charging action.

Tickets are $8 for each day for Harwood Museum Alliance members or $10 for nonmembers and are available in the Harwood Museum Store.

Book Arts

Book arts are a creative art form Ash and Younger have shared with Harwood audiences in adult studio art classes for the past two years. For this demonstration, the instructors will show and discuss their own work, artistic impulses and upcoming Harwood book arts classes beginning Saturday, March 19.

Sparking Imagination: A Free Book Arts Demonstration is designed as an hour of play and creativity for participants to come away with their own paper delight.

Contact the Harwood at (575) 758-9826 ext. 105 or The Harwood Museum is at 238 Ledoux Street in Taos, N.M. Visit