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What: Selected artists will interpret and explore the concept “Alluvial.” This will be a multi-media art show.

Alluvial: adjective, noun + undeveloped land + natural resources + non-representational + ecology + matter + abstraction + color + pattern +habitat + water + time + words + gravity.  .  .

Where: The Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Rd. NW 87120

When: July 6 through September 1, 2013

Public Reception for the Artists and the Public: August 3, 2013 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


The Open Space Visitor Center Gallery curator: Joshua Willis, [email protected]

(505) - 897-8856

Participating artists in no particular order are: John G. Garrett, John Wenger, Betty Busby, Kim Arthun, Martha Wolfe, Russell Hamilton, Stephanie Lerma, Laura Robbins , Laverne Harper, Tuscany Wenger, Susan Szajer, Rachel Popowcer, Angela Berkson, Susie Protiva, Lea Anderson, Joshua Willis, and Rembrandt Stokhof de Jong.




Alluvial detail

“Time and Tide wait for No Man,” as the old saying goes. Forces of nature are always at work, gradually eroding and reshaping the world around us through a complex process of cutting and filling, repeating, overlapping and coalescing. Consider, for example, the deposit of fine soil left after the periodic flooding of a river delta:  alluvium. Or the creation of new land formations by the relentless movement of the ocean: alluvion. But sometimes the impact of man speeds up and distorts the process, too often with startling results.

Stephanie Lerma's "Land Doily"

The Open Space Visitor Center Gallery is pleased to present Alluvial, a multimedia exhibition that explores natural patterns and progressions.  It seeks to render an artful meditation on the gradual redistribution of matter. Or, in the case of art, ideas.

This art show seeks to align the fast paced expansion of human knowledge and influence with the gradual and adaptive pace of natural processes.  It also seeks to reveal the interdependence fundamental to our existence on the planet.

Alluvial invites us to consider how man’s expansion may indeed alter--even accelerate--natural processes, and how those changes to the land may alter—even belie--our own patterns and behavior.

“. . . to know the wilderness is to know a profound humility, to recognize one’s littleness, to sense dependence and interdependence, indebtedness and responsibility.”  Aldo Leopold

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