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Crane Music

An exhibit of paintings of Sandhill Cranes in watercolor and the Sumi tradition.


Oct 31, 2020 09:00 AM - Dec 31, 2020 05:00 PM


City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Crane Music by Lauris Phillips


presented by Lauris Phillips

Lauris Phillips will be presenting Crane Music, an exhibit of her paintings of Sandhill Cranes, in the West gallery. She works in both Japanese ink (sumi) and watercolors made from found materials. Her work is grounded in the simplicity and energy of Japanese Sumi-e (ink painting), and in her personal work with the Greater Sandhill Cranes at the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge.

Join Lauris during the Open Space online Crane Festival on November 21st as she shares her experiences, along with her photos and art, of the threatened nesting population of Greater Sandhills in California. Since 2016, she has been documenting the family life of these cranes and has volunteered hundreds of hours in a 34-year banding program for the Modoc Refuge.

You can view her work at:

Lauris Phillip's video about her work and this show can be viewed here.


Crane Music

Crane Music


Christine Vasquez