Saturday, November 23, 2019 5pm – 7pm | In conjunction with the Fall Fundraising Campaign and for the duration of the current exhibition Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande (on view through December 28), exhibiting artist Michael P. Berman is gifting a limited number of prints and copies of his new book, PERDIDO, to support the work of our organization. Join us at 516 ARTS for a one night only print and booksigning with the artist.
Obscura Gallery | Opening Reception November 22, 2019 5-7pm | Exhibition on view through January 4, 2020 | A group show of unique photo-based artworks by 30 artists from the U.S., France, Cuba, and Israel.| 1405 Paseo de Peralta SANTA FE NM 87501
Friday, November 15, 2019 6pm – 8pm | At 516 ARTS Free Presented by 516 ARTS & UNM Art & Ecology Program | The US-Mexico borderlands, one of the most biologically diverse places in North America, traverse six eco-regions and provide home to 1,506 native terrestrial and freshwater animal and plant species, including 62 species listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered, or Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The proposed expansion of the “Wall” threatens not only human communities but also the incredible diversity of life and binational investment in conservation. This event begins with a poetry performance by Léon De la Rosa, PhD, professor in the Departamento de Arte at IADA and UACJ and is followed by a panel discussion on the history and ecological vitality of the borderlands and the threats facing the region, featuring: Michael P. Berman, exhibition artist; Robert Peters, PhD, Defenders of Wildlife and author of In the Shadow of the Wall, on how the border wall will affect wildlife; Ma. Eugenia Hernández, PhD, professor, UACJ in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; and Sam Truett, PhD, borderlands historian and UNM Professor of History.
Saturday, September 28, 2019 6pm – 8pm Member Preview 5-6pm (Join today!) Public Reception 6-8pm 516 ARTS 516 Central Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 242-1445 Open Tue - Sat, 12-5pm 516 ARTS presents Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande: Contemporary Artists Respond, developed in partnership with the Albuquerque Museum and the Art & Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico. It features commissioned and existing artworks highlighting diverse perspectives on varieties of plants and animals, including flowers, trees, fish, birds, and bees—iconic and overlooked—undergoing mass-die off’s and population declines within the Rio Grande watershed. Through the eyes of contemporary artists, the exhibition examines regional flora and fauna and raises ethical and cultural questions about human impact on the natural world. This project will provide education and spur dialogue around pressing ecological issues of our time. Accompanying public programs include educational talks, workshops, public forums and outdoor activities inspired by the work in the exhibition.
516 ARTS and partners present Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, an exhibition and series of regional public programs responding to the global biological crisis. Developed in partnership with the Art & Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande explores how the river connects us across borders and disciplines, and is designed to provide education and spur dialogue around pressing ecological issues of our time. The exhibition – subtitled Contemporary Artists Respond – features commissioned and existing artworks highlighting diverse perspectives on varieties of plants and animals, including flowers, trees, fish, birds, and bees—iconic and overlooked—undergoing mass-die off’s and population declines within the Rio Grande watershed. Through the eyes of contemporary artists, the exhibition examines regional flora and fauna and raises ethical and cultural questions about human impact on the natural world. The exhibition takes place at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque and is co-curated by Josie Lopez, PhD, Curator of Art, Albuquerque Museum, and Subhankar Banerjee, Lannan Chair and Professor of Art &Ecology, UNM.
As part of 15th Annual Gila River Festival 2019, Michael will open his studio on Saturday September 21 @9:00 am - 10:00 am and @1:00 pm - 2:00 pm to show prints of recent work and continue the conversation around the significance of protecting the integrity of this region and its last free-flowing river. Studio Tour: Michael P. Berman Studio 114 W Market Street, Downtown Silver City For other presentations, workshops , and tours during this 15th Annual Gila River Festival 2019, see the schedule at https://www.gilariverfestival.org/schedule.
Friday September 21 @ 2:15 pm *** As part of 15th Annual Gila River Festival 2019, Michael will speak and present a slide show of images at WNMU Besse Forward Global Resources Center Auditorium. Following this presentation he will be available to answer questions and sign his new book Perdido: Sierra San Luis as well as Gila: Radical Visions - The Enduring Silence. All proceeds to Gila Conservation Coalition. *** Friday September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Reception: Book signing and reception with Michael Berman, Tim DeChristopher, and Sharman Apt Russell WNMU Light Hall Patio