Welcome to the Open Space Alliance
The Open Space Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands, and to educate the public about the natural, historic, cultural, educational, and recreational aspects of Open Space areas.
The Open Space Division of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation has announced a call to Visual Artists for proposals of works to be shown in the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery for 2016. The deadline for submission of proposals is September 8, 2015. Visit the city’s Open Space Division website for further details.
Events at Visitor Center
11:00am – 12:30pm
UNM Professor Enrique Lamadrid, folklorist and environmental educator, speaks about riparian landscapes in urban areas and how they have been manipulated. His presentation will offer examples of beloved “alamedas” or cottonwood forests in Latin America and Spain, leading up to their adoption into New Mexican vistas and cultures. We will examine our own bosque’s past and present, and speculate some about its future.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Seven local authors launch their collection of short stories entitled Apricots and Tortillas. These poignant short stories about growing up in Albuquerque during the postwar years take us back in time to the sixties and seventies. The authors, who come from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, will briefly share the memories that sparked their stories.
There will be retro refreshments, fun door prizes, and an opportunity for audience questions and comments. “Our main goal is to have fun with our writing” – Susan Pacquet