Open Space Visitor Center hours:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday – Sunday
The Visitor Center is closed on Mondays.
The Visitor Center is located on Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño & Paseo del Norte.
Opening reception May 3rd from 3-5pm
FEE: Many programs are free, Fee-based programs include a donation to the Open Space Alliance, a non-profit organization supporting educational and other programming related to Open Space.
The Open Space Visitor Center is home to river access trails, sustainable agriculture that provides habitat for a wide range of wildlife, , demonstration gardens illustrating ancient and historic arid farming techniques, a dynamic art gallery, a kids’ activity room, and galleries interpreting the many facets of our public lands. Come and explore.
Watershed Bounding is a collection of work from the practice of field–based artists who locate their creative process and critical inquiry in the ecologic conditions of “place.” Showcased in this exhibition are works from Land Arts of the American West students, alumni, faculty, and visiting artists curated around the theme of Watershed. Alongside this is the international traveling exhibition, “Boundless Horizons” which samples work from partnering field-based art studio programs like Australian National University, Field Studies and San Diego’s Mira Costa College, Landmarks of Art.
Participating artists include: Amanda Stuart, Amelia Zaraftis, Bill Gilbert, Heike Qualitz, John Reid, Marzena Wasikowska, Yoshi Hayashi, Cedra Wood, Chitra Sangtani, Chrissie Orr, Erika Osborne, Geordie Shepard, Jeanette Hart-Mann, Lauren Greenwald, Lea Andresson, Randal Romwalter, and Ryan Henel.
Land Arts of the American West (http://landarts.unm.edu/) at the University of New Mexico, is an ongoing experiment and interdisciplinary model for creative and critical arts pedagogy based in place. This program puts students in direct contact with “place” of the American Southwest through Field Investigations, Research, Creative Production, and Public Presentation/Dissemination of projects. During the program, students travel extensively throughout the Southwest for over 60 days, while camping and investigating environmental sites, human habitation systems, and questions facing the region. Methodologies include the melding of direct experience, critical research, creative inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and artistic production. Recent topics of investigations have focused on issues of the Rio Grande Watershed, US/Mexico Border, Foodshed, Utopian Architecture, and Eminent Domain.
Title: Mary This work also includes an audio component, where Mary talks about Cement Lake, an accidental wetland in Barrio Buena Vista which is on the Rio Grande at the American Dam and US/Mexico Border.