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.

Saturday, August 19
2:00pm – 4:00pm

In their textile and photographic works, international artists Cornelia Gardella and Emelie Wilander, share their reflections on the life and traditions of people living in the Southwestern desert.

Elizabeth Buckley, in contrast, uses drawings and hand-woven French tapestries to share her insights into the ecosystems found in the high desert and along the Rio Grande River. Her works explore such themes as European history and art, as well as ancient petroglyphs.

FREE. The exhibit runs through October 22nd, 2017.

Saturday August 19
2:00pm – 4:00pm

As part of the Textile Journeys/Textures of Earth Memory exhibit, the Open Space Visitor Center and the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center present this interactive exhibit on the tradition of weaving Churro wool. The Navajo-Churro breed of Northern New Mexico is a special breed of sheep producing unique fibers.

FREE. In the Visitor Center’s Kids Activity Room.

Sunday August 20
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Jules Nyquist, MFA and Founder of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, presents this reading and book release of a new book of poetry focusing on themes of water and its many guises.

Book sales benefit the Open Space Alliance.

FREE. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

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