City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department OPEN SPACE VISITOR CENTER presents: Opening Reception for Textile Journeys/Textures of Earth Memory

City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department OPEN SPACE VISITOR CENTER presents Poetry Reading and Book Release: “Water: A Poets Speak Anthology”Albuquerque— Join the Open Space Visitor Center in welcoming three talented artists that use a variety of media to explore the beauty and wonder of our local high desert landscapes. 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 the ancient petroglyphs of New Mexico.  The opening reception for both exhibits will kick off at 2pm August 19th with a presentation by the artists. The exhibits run through October 22nd, 2017. 


As a wonderful complement to the exhibit, Cornelia Theimer Gardella and Emelie Rygfelt Wilander will offer a FREE Nature Walk and Eco-Dyeing workshop on Sunday, August 20th from 10am-12pm.  Call 897-8831 to register.


“The mission of the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery is to inspire an exchange of ideas, solutions and interpretations as they relate to Open Space lands so as to deepen and enhance visitor understanding, appreciation and stewardship for Albuquerque’s unique natural and human community.”  Proceeds of gallery sales support the Open Space Alliance. Find out more about their important work at www.openspacealliance.org. The Open Space Gallery is free, and is open to the public Tuesday- Sunday, 9am-5pm. 


About the Open Space Visitor Center:  The Open Space Visitor Center is an interpretive hub for the Open Space program, lands, and resources.   Visitors enjoy educational exhibits, art displays, wildlife fields, a Traditions garden, Bosque trails, and a variety of talks, workshops, demonstrations and entertainment. The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.  The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed Mondays.  Call 897-8831 for more information or visit www.cabq.gov/openspace.

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