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.
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Qigong is a gentle martial art that provides mental clarity, loosens the muscles and builds power, strengthens the organs, improves cardio-pulmonary function, strengthens the nerves, improves vascular function, helps to prevent injury to joints, ligaments and bones, eases stress and balances emotions; and builds athletic and martial arts power.
Qigong exercises are safe for all ages.
Instructor: Marcy Pincus. Class fee is a suggested $5.00 donation. A portion benefits the Open Space Alliance.
Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The artists of Las Aranas present an exhibit of exquisite woven pieces in two and three dimensions, and colorful tapestries. Meet the artists and celebrate their love of nature. The exhibit runs through August 13th.
Artist Kelly Eckel, who is also a licensed art teacher, takes photographs of magnified insects as part of her process of collaging them into hybrid compositions. Kelly’s work that will be on display at the Visitor Center will be the original photographs before they are turned into collages. The project serves to educate the public about the complexity and beauty of a variety of pollinators, and is part of a collaboration with the 516 Arts’ “Cross Pollination” series of exhibits.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
The multi-media artists of Scribes 8 offer a delightful exhibit celebrating trees and the diverse wildlife they shelter. During the reception, meet the artists, who are among the top calligraphic artists in New Mexico, and who have been working as a collective since 1990. Learn about their processes and what inspires them.
The exhibit runs through August 13th.