Longtime gallery owner and political activist Rena Rosequist has died
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Longtime gallery owner and political activist Rena Rosequist has died

Taos News file photo The death of Rena Rosequist not only sent shock waves through the Taos art community but its Democratic Party supporters as well. She passed away while in hospice on Monday (Sept. 16) at the home of her son Nicholas Oppenheimer in Taos; she had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Her other son, Dan Oppenheimer, posted this on social media that day, "My Dear Mother Rena passed away this afternoon after 88 years on the planet. She was able to laugh and enjoy good friends and good food and bad politicians and questionable movies until very near the end. I miss her and will always love her." Rosequist’s passing came the day before Taos County lost another important figure in local politics. It was reported longtime Democratic lawmaker Carlos Cisneros died from a heart attack on Tuesday (Sept. 17). The Taos County Democratic Party issued a statement on Cisneros Wednesday morning (Sept. 18), which also mentioned Rosequist. "This week we lost two important members of our local Democratic party community. We were shocked and saddened to hear about Senator Carlos Cisneros passing away suddenly. … We are also saddened at the passing of Rena Rosequist — gallerist, […]

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