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Opening Reception for PARCH Gallery Exhibit

PARCH is an art exhibit inviting the public to engage in a visual conversation about water in Albuquerque’s Open Space.


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Oct 03, 2015
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Join us for an opening reception Saturday, October 3rd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

PARCH is a group multi-media art exhibition exploring the nature of water in the desert.

Exhibition dates: October 3 – December 27, 2015. The Visitor Center hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Water has a transformational quality, carving the political and physical landscapes of our world. It supports and takes life, and any given time can be abundant or exceedingly scarce. It flows, vaporizes, and freezes, falls from the sky and bubbles up from the earth. It is revered, coveted and feared.

In PARCH, six local artists express their relationship with water in the desert, using a variety of techniques, ranging from fiber to acrylics to ceramics. Their creations embody the mission of the Open Space Gallery, “inspiring an exchange of ideas, solutions and interpretations … and deepening understanding, appreciation and stewardship for Albuquerque’s unique natural and human community.”

Selected artists include:

Jane Gordon, Betty Busby, Joshua Willis, Julie Wagner, Kristen Thatcher, and Rachel Harris-Huffman.

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 Boulevard, between Montaño Road and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Road. Look for the Flyway art installation.