SAVE THE DATE: NeoRio – Sat. Sept. 12th!
NeoRio is an annual outdoor, contemporary art event organized by us, Land, Experience and Art of Place (LEAP) in collaboration with the BLM and other partners. It is a call to explore the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument through new works by innovative artists about local, natural-world themes. The 2015 theme is “Luz es Vida – Light is Life;” part of the United Nations’ “International Year of Light” with a local twist. In honor of this year’s theme, NeoRio will be off-grid and take place solely on the rim of the gorge at Montoso Campground with festivities powered by the sun.
NeoRio 2015 features light artist, Ethan Jackson, whose immersive optical installations and imagery about place and perception are gaining world-wide attention. Campsite shelters will be transformed into site-specific artworks including a walk-in camera obscura in the afternoon and an evening anamorphic video installation. Take-in Ethan’s solar-powered, audio-visual artist talk (solar trailer sponsored by PPC Solar) and enjoy a locally sourced meal, harvested from Cerro Vista Farm and created by Kathy Morsell, plus evening campfire and music. NeoRio is a BLM Public Lands Day event.
NeoRio 2015 Event Schedule (may be subject to change)
3:30 – 5:30 pm Camera Obscura Installation (Ethan Jackson)
5:00 Luz es Vida Feast by Cathy Morsell
6:00 pm Artist Talk by Ethan Jackson + Cookies
7 – 9 pm Anamorphic Video Installation (Ethan Jackson) + Music + Campfire
Hope you can join us! Spread the word!