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Opening Reception: Undercurrents Art Exhibit

In Undercurrents, eight local artists interpret and respond to Open Space lands, inspiring an exchange of ideas about our environment and sparking discussion about its conservation and stewardship. Artist's talk from 1pm-2pm.

When

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Sep 03, 2016
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where

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

Description

City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department and the OPEN SPACE VISITOR CENTER present

UNDERCURRENTS         

Gallery and Reception = Free and Open to the Public!

What: Art Exhibit featuring artNEXUSnm artists (See www.artnexusnm.org for more info.)

Where: Open Space Visitor Center Gallery, 6500 Coors Blvd NW (at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte)

When: Exhibit Open September 3 - November 27, 2016

  • OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 2pm - 4pm
  • ARTISTS’ TALK: Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 1pm - 2pm

Who: Open to the Public      Cost: Free

In Undercurrents, eight local artists interpret and respond to Open Space lands, inspiring an exchange of ideas about our environment and sparking discussion about its conservation and stewardship.  All eight artists belong to a collective called artNEXUSnm—a group with a 10-year history of collaboration.

In this exhibit, artNEXUSnm artists express their unique views of the Bosque, as a complex ecosystem and as a beautiful destination. Through paintings, prints, sculpture, and land art, their individual pieces represent different strands within a tapestry of common threads.  Some bring forward the importance of preservation and conservation while others subtly suggest reclamation and repair.  The resulting body of work hangs in a stunning array throughout the Open Space Visitor Center’s gallery, grounds, and trails, literally and figuratively weaving in the viewer’ own awareness, understanding and appreciation for this incredible, riverside woodland in which we live and play.

Join us on Saturday, September 3rd at 1pm for an Artists’ Talk before the opening reception.  Members of artNEXUSnm will discuss their year-long process that culminated in this exhibition.

This art exhibit is part of a series of unique programs celebrating the Open Space Visitor Center’s (OSVC) Tenth Anniversary year. In 2006, the Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) was officially opened to the public. Managed by the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division, the OSVC has served the public for ten years in its mission to convey and deepen the relationship between Albuquerque’s Open Space program and the integrated community by providing an exceptional environment to enjoy, experience, and learn about land, wildlife, and cultural heritage. See www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information about the OSVC’s 10th Anniversary event programming.