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.

Vision: Residents and visitors will understand and value Albuquerque’s Open Space Program, and recognize the Open Space Alliance as an avenue for stewardship and engagement.

Mission: OSA will enhance the experiences of all users of Albuquerque Open Space lands by providing financial support for Open Space programs; by advocating for sustainability and expansion of Open Space programs; and by encouraging increased public involvement with and use of Open Space lands.

Saturday, February 15 and February 22
9:00am-11:00am

Artist Brian Arthur will present a two-day workshop on papermaking for youth ages 8-18.

The first day, participants will make a rubber mold taken directly from tree bark on the Open Space grounds and then use recycled paper pulp to create bark pattern forms.

In the second session, students will use tea, coffee and juice to make the castings look exactly like real bark.

FREE. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Saturday, February 29
2:00pm – 4:00pm

The “Earthbound: Mapping the Strata” series of paintings embodies artist Rebecca Nolda’s interpretation of and response to the rich variety of rock formations surrounding us here in New Mexico.

In “Wetlands and Borderlands” Jonathan Reeve Price presents an exhibit of digitally altered images of the Rio Grande. One series of images features the San Antonio Oxbow located just south of the Rio Grande.  Another series of images follows the Rio Grande from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico, what the artist calls “The Liquid Border.”

FREE. See www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information or call 897-8831.

Both exhibits run through March 29, 2020.

Saturday, February 29
5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) and the Open Space Visitor Center offer this popular, family-friendly annual event.

The event includes craft-making activities, an astronomy talk at 7pm, safe viewing of the sun at 5pm and night sky viewing with a variety of telescopes on the back patio.

See www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information and a full schedule of events, or call 897-8831.

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