OCHO is located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Questa, New Mexico along the Enchanted Circle, OCHO hosts art exhibitions, artists in residence from around the globe, workshops, rentals for retreats and seminars, yoga, Acutonics® sound healing and therapeutic massage.
- Artist in Residencies: "RESONANCIES"
- Space Rentals
- Gong circles
- Sound Sanctuary & Healing Arts
Our name, Ocho, means "eight" in Spanish and is pronounced “Ohh- cho.” This lovely onomatopoeia was drawn from our street address, #8 State Hwy 38. Other apt “8” associations: the Eightfold Path; dry 80 degree loveliness in the summers, the 80-mile Enchanted Circle road trip, the infinity symbol if you flip the number "8" on its side....!
June 2012, Taos news article about OCHO - Ocho: A Place for the Questa Community
History of Ocho
OCHO dreamed itself alive, snaring Kelly Morris, and later, Min Jae Hong, into developing and refurbishing the good bones into a studio gallery, but their expanded vision allows for the inclusion and celebration of community.
Following the establishment of the foundation by Kelly and Min Jae, with much hammer help from James Garcia, Claire Coté and her organization, LEAP, is the first creativity pioneer to make OCHO a work-home.
Reaching further back in time, the recent history of the building dressed for business as the local Union Hall, a boxing facility, and a sewing shop. Locals continue to reveal older incarnations.
The interior renovation was completed in June 2012. Photos below show some before and after samples,