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NeoRio 2009

NeoRio 2009

art, nature, culture and community in confluence

Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Questa New Mexico October 17th 2009 1:30 – 9:00 pm

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

NeoRio made its debut in 2009 on October 17th, featuring Basia Irland’s project “Receding/Reseeding” with an icebook launch on the Rio. The event also included presentations from John Bailey, recreation director for the BLM Taos Field Office, Ester Garcia, chairwoman of the board of directors of the San Antonio Del Rio Colorado Land Grant, and Craig Chapman events coordinator for NMWA. The day concluded with a potluck and campfire on the rim and music with Justin Dean and Mark Dudrow. Dutch oven-baked green chile chicken, red chile beef and vegetarian enchiladas were provided for all along with some amazing cakes featuring original paintings of the Rio Grande by John Wenger.  NeoRio events are free and open to all.

Sign printed by HEREKEKE and installed by Chris Cote on Hwy 522 (photo by Claire Long)

Artist talk and presentations at Wild Rivers visitor center (photo by Claire Long)

Folks hiking to the Rio for ice book launch (photo by Claire Long)

Icebooks being carried to the Rio in coolers ( photo by Mad Zoga Studios)

Toast for the Rio: "May you always flow WILD!" (photo by Claire Long)

Icebook pages ready for launch (photo by Claire Long)

Folks launching ice book pages in turn (photo by Mad Zoga Studios)

Ice book embedded with Lemonade Berry seeds (photo by Mad Zoga Studios)Artist, Basia Irland, launches an icebook (photo by Mad Zoga Studios)

Icebook afloat, releasing its seeds (photo by Mad Zoga Studios)

Evening Potluck - John Wenger describes the contents of his famous Dutch oven enchiladas to hungry folks (photo by Claire Long)

Large Cake decorated with digital image of a painting by John Wenger (photo by Mad Zoga Studios)

Campfire with music from Justin Dean and mark Dudrow (photo by Claire Long)

One, big happy NeoRio family after a full day of events

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