2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Open Space Visitor Center hosts an art exhibit featuring some of New Mexico’s best poets and calligraphers. Haiga is a form of Japanese painting with simple imagery typically accompanied by a Haiku poem.
The exhibit is in conjunction with the annual Poets’ Picnic. The exhibit will be on display through June 9. See www.cabq.gov/openspace or call 505-897-8831 for more details.
9:00am – 5:00pm
Albuquerque’s calligraphy society Escribiente, the New Mexico Book Arts Guild Libros, the New Mexico State Poetry Society (NMSPS), the Open Space Alliance, and dozens of local poets and artists have come together for this unique art exhibit and day of spoken word poetry.
This year’s featured poets include Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero, Megan Baldrige, Dale Harris, Don McIver, Donald Levering, and Scott Wiggerman.
Enjoy live jazz with Albuquerque’s own “Last Call” and outstanding views of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande bosque, followed by spoken word and visual art through the Visitor Center’s grounds and galleries.
Join us for this family-friendly event! See www.cabq.gov/openspace or call 505-897-8831 for more details.
Sunday, May 19
This qigong set is used to “pulse” or open and close all the joints in the body. It helps to lessen the effects of repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel, and OA. “Pulsing” can be used to help heal damaged body joints like knees, hands, elbows, shoulders and neck.
Qigong can also help relieve stress; calm the nerves; and smooth and release physical, mental and emotional blockages in the body. This style of Qigong consists of two movements done standing in place. It is easy to learn for people of any age or body type. This sequence builds on the vertical Circling Hands qigong, however Circling Hands is not a requirement to take Marriage of Earth and Heaven.
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
Join the Petrogylph National Monument and the Open Space Division for this wonderful collection of student art. The theme of the exhibit is “Expressions of Rock Art Within a Volcanic Landscape.”
The exhibit runs from May 17 through July 7. See www.cabq.gov/openspace or call 505-897-8831 for more details.
9:00am – 5:00pm
The City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center presents a juried exhibit of fiber arts with the theme of “Earth Threads” during the New Mexico Fiber Art Crawl, taking place May 17-19.
The artist reception of “Earth Threads” is taking place May 18 2pm-4pm. For the show artists working in a variety of fiber media created original works inspired by the concepts of soil conservation, community, habitat and ecosystems, the effects of climate change on our native landscapes, and the beauty of our New Mexico public lands.
The Open Space Alliance Gift Shop will be open May 18 from 9:00-4:00 and May 19 from 10:00-3:00. Closeout sale: 40% off everything. 50% off for Open Space Alliance members.