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NeoRio 2009 – October 17th

September 28, 2009
Top image: view within the Rio Grande Gorge at Chiflo;  Bottom image: Cleo reading cottonwood seed text on 300 pound ice book;  Photography and design by Claire Long
Top image: view within the Rio Grande Gorge at Chiflo; Bottom image: Cleo reading cottonwood seed text on 300 pound ice book; Photography and design by Claire Long

Neo Rio 2009

art, nature, culture and community in confluence

Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Questa New Mexico
October 17th 2009 1:30 – 9:00 pm
Free and open to all

Join LEAP, a new Environmental Arts Initiative, for NeoRio 2009, celebrating art, nature, creativity, wilderness, and community at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, part of the 235,980 acre proposed Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area.

Featuring Artist, Basia Irland: Receding/Reseeding Basia’s carved ice books embedded with local riparian seeds have been launched into rivers across Europe and the US to aid with river restoration. The project now comes to Wild Rivers.

Event Schedule (at Wild Rivers Visitor Center unless otherwise noted)
1:30 Welcome from Bureau of Land Management, presentations from New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Village of Questa, and Ester Garcia
2:00 Presentation and short film by featured artist, Basia Irland
3:00 Receding/Reseeding participatory art event, at the Rio, El Chiflo
5:30 Potluck and campfire, at Montoso Campsite
7:00 Live music by Justin Dean and Mark Dudrow, at Montoso Campsite

We will provide dutch oven-baked green chile chicken, red chile beef and vegetarian enchiladas. Vegans can be accommodated with adequate notice. Please bring your own favorite potluck dish, camp chair, plate, cup and utensils. Day-use fee waived; camping is available.

Hosted and sponsored by Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and LEAP (Land, Experience and Art of Place). Cosponsored by the Village of Questa, Amigos Bravos, Rio Grande Restoration, Rivers and Birds, Localogy and HEREKEKE.

For more information email leapsite@gmail.com or call 575-586-1150

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One Comment leave one →
  1. mona kreipe permalink
    October 15, 2009 5:08 pm

    so beautiful!

    Mona

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