NeoRio: Confluence of Art and Environments (Thanks to John Wenger of Wild Earth Studio for production and editing of this NeoRio “Docu-Promo“, as well as Wyman Edwards for shooting video footage and Liliana Mejia of HEREKEKE for assistance with footage downloading and management.)
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The Spring segment of the NeoKite project was a great success! We so enjoyed working with the Rio Costilla Elementary Students and Questa Alta Vista 5th Graders.
Our thanks to the businesses and individuals that helped sponsor the project. Photos of the NeoKite and windsock making and flying can be viewed here.
A short video documenting the project is in progress….don’t miss its premier at the NeoKite Exhibition and NeoRio! Please join us for the NeoKite Exhibition reception at Ocho in Questa on September 28, 5- 8 pm.
Check out all the details here. Fabulous photos will be posted soon!
Thank you to all who attended and participated in NeoRio 2011!! A huge thank you to everyone that made the event possible – especially to our featured artist, Daniel Richmond, to the Bureau of Land Management’s Taos Field Office, the staff and volunteers at the Wild Rivers Recreation Center, John Wenger, the Wild Earth Studio Team, to Olga Gressot, our wonderful cook, musicians Timothy Long and Michael Rael, Questa Junior High School Art Class and to our supporting partners, NM Wilderness Alliance, PLIA, the Village of Questa, Localogy and our many volunteers!
It was a great event! Learn more about the event and check out a slideshow from the day here.
On Saturday, September 10, 2011, join in the third annual NeoRio Festival, celebrating art, nature, culture and community. All are invited to the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, to experience and celebrate the place through arts and community events on this year’s theme “Water Mark.” NeoRio 2011 will feature artwork by sculptor and environmental artist, Daniel Richmond and an evening of innovative short films projected outdoors with solar power and created on-site at Wild Rivers by John Wenger, UNM professor Emeritus, and the Wild Earth Studio team. Among these films will be a film called, “What’s in the Water”, made with puppet-like props, created and operated by Questa Junior High art students. The film is the result of a week-long, arts-based “study” of local aquatic species with Jennifer Vialpando’s Junior High Art Class in Questa, funded by a small grant from the Public Lands Interpretive Association. The project culminated in a fieldtrip to the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, where the students brought their puppets to life in an experimental set on the rim of gorge. On September 10th, this film will be premiered alongside other Wild Earth Studio film creations.
This year all are invited to the Wild Rivers Recreation Area Visitor Center, for brief presentations from event hosts and sponsors and an artist talk by NeoRio Featured Artist, Daniel Richmond, followed by the opportunity to participate in creating his unique, earth pigment, ground stencils drawn from conversations with locals about water.
The event continues with an evening celebration of food, a campfire, live music provided by Michael Rael and Tim Long and outdoor short film screenings on the rim of the gorge. Participants are requested to bring chairs for the evening as well as a drink and a dessert to share.
NeoRio events are free and open to all. Camping is available at Wild Rivers for $7 per night. Celebrate art and nature and explore the Wild Rivers Recreation Area on September 10th.
To learn more email Claire at email@example.com or call 575-586-1150.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 10, 2011, to join in the third annual NeoRio – it’s a celebration of art, nature, culture and community! Artists, locals and visitors are invited to the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, to experience and celebrate the place through arts and community events. This year the NeoRio theme is “Water Mark”. The theme will guide both artists and public in exploring the Wild Rivers Recreation Area from a unique and focused perspective.
NeoRio will take place on Saturday, September 10th from 2 – 9:30 pm at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. A parallel exhibition, “Watermap” will open on Friday, September 9th at the Red Pilot Gallery in Questa. Find out more about NeoRio 2011: Water Mark here.
More information about events schedule, our featured artists and other ways to become involved will be posted this spring.
To learn more or become a NeoRio sponsor or volunteer email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-586-2362.