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Far Off the Path, Watercolors and Words by Betsy James

Far Off the Path, Watercolors and Words, is an art exhibit by Betsy James. Betsy James is the author-illustrator of seventeen books for adults and children. Her latest novel, Roadsouls, was a finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award. She teaches at UNM Honors College, and lives in the North Valley.

When

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Oct 06, 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Where

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505-897-8831

Description

The Open Space Visitor Center presents Far Off the Path, Watercolors and Words by Betsy James, from October 6 - December 30. The opening reception will take place October 6 from 2pm - 4pm. Betsy James is the author-illustrator of seventeen books for adults and children. Her latest novel, Roadsouls, was a finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award. She teaches at UNM Honors College, and lives in the North Valley.

                “We live surrounded by worlds we barely know.

                This may be especially true in the desert West. The bare, stony, apparently nondescript earth, dry and desperately overgrazed, that we glimpse as we pass on the freeway? It looks like a lot of nothing.

                Stop the car. Lace up your boots.

                Take a map to tell you which lands are public, where you can legally hike, and walk the mesas and meadows nobody knows about, nobody sees. You’ll have to crawl under a fence or two. Take plenty of water, and keep an eye out for snakes. Put a pencil stub and a couple of three-by-five cards in your pocket, because there will be things you’ll want to remember—things that will change the way you see.

                Look around you.

                Go quietly, on foot.”

(text by Betsy James)

About the Open Space Visitor Center:  The Open Space Visitor Center is an interpretive hub for the Open Space program, lands, and resources.  Hours of operations are Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm. Entrance to the Center and gallery is FREE! 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 Boulevard, between Montaño Road and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Road.  Look for the Flyway art installation.  Call 505-897-8831 or see www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information.

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Price

Free

Contact

Kent Swanson
505-897-8831