2:00pm – 4:00pm
In ‘No More Stories’, David D’Agostino and collaborating artists use hand built wood constructions, natural elements, ceramic forms, paintings, drawings, and video to unfold the layers and complexities of species decline and habitat encroachment in New Mexico.
D’Agostino finds that the intimacy of Albuquerque’s Open Space lands evokes a sense of public familiarity for honest engagement about species health and long term vitality. ‘No More Stories’ invites us to see nature in ways we might not have considered before – not only highlighting nature’s great beauty, but also its malformations, stress and shadows.
The exhibit runs from February 27th to April 3rd. Meet the artists—David D’Agostino, Kelly Brewer, Noah Philips, and Mango Katz—and enjoy some refreshments at the Opening Reception.
Free and open to the public.
11:00am – 12:00pm
Put on your apron and get ready to paint the town and its surrounding landscapes red. Together we will concoct a collection of natural red dyes and then create love notes to nature. You will learn what plants and minerals to mix and mash into paints and how to apply them on paper to create basic landscapes. If you love nature and art, this is the workshop for you. It’s fun for the whole family aged 6 and older. Space is limited, so please pre-register at 897-8831.
Cost: Free! Please pre-register at 897-8831.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Give the birds that pass through your yard a special valentine by making the windows in your home bird-safe. This event will show how important this problem of birds colliding with windows has become as we urbanize more of the bird habitat.
The Collision Magazine published by the Environment for the Americas will be given out to all attendees.
Participants will learn how to evaluate windows around their home for risk to birds. A how-to-make session will conclude this event: make a window strike prevention craft. The workshop will cover the following techniques:
- Screens or netting
- Tempera paint or soap
- ABC Bird Tape
- Feather Friendly by 3M
- Zen Curtain, Presented by Central NM Audubon Society
Cost: Free! Please pre-register at 897-8831. Limited space available.
1:00pm – 3:00pm
This panel discussion is a companion to the Soul/Soil art exhibit that runs from January 2nd to February 21st.
Since the beginning of time, life has been depicted as it relates to soil. In fact, the word Adam means earth or earthling and Eve—life. For thousands of years, artists and amateurs have been expressing this special relationship through drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Some might say that the visual and cognitive connections between soil and soul have faded in recent history, but there are exciting artistic and environmental movements that are currently realizing and reviving them. Through Deborah Koon’s Sonatas of Soil documentaries, we will witness some of the admirable actions that are taking place around the world. Afterwards, panelists Jeanette Hart-Mann, Catherine Harris, Katya Crawford, Andrew Fearnside, and Bryce Hample will field questions about their artwork, their plans for expressing the vital soil/soul/art nexus in the near future, and what soil means to us.
VERY limited space. Please register at 897-8831
10:00am – 11:30am
The class will cover terminology and history of vermicomposting (composting with worms), the increasing need for vermicomposting strategies, exploring worm categories, indoor/outdoor methods and styles of vermicomposting, worm casting harvest procedures and discussion of resources. Persons interested in developing their own vermicomposting approaches should find valuable assistance in creating systems to meet their particular vermicomposting needs.
The Bernalillo County Master Composters offer courses throughout the year that cover a variety of different composting methods. Open Space Visitor Center is host to many of them. Check the schedule.
Contact: Kent Swanson (505) 897-8831 | email@example.com
FREE! Limited space available. Please pre-register at 897-8831.