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Bernalillo County Open Space Celebrates 20 Years

09/25/2018

Bernalillo County will mark the 20th anniversary of its Open Space program on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Bachechi Open Space property.

An outdoor evening of art, culture and open space will begin at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.

Activities include nature walks with Master Naturalist program volunteers, traditional New Mexican music, land art exhibits, a campfire with s’mores and storytelling, informational booths, a video history of the Open Space program, and food trucks.

“Our community and visitors alike have enjoyed the education programs and culturally rich lands over the past 20 years,” says Colleen Langan, Bernalillo County Open Space Coordinator. “We want everyone to celebrate this important milestone through this family-friendly event..”

One of the special features of the anniversary celebration is the land art exhibits done by Joanie Murphy, Lance McGoldrick, Josh Suyvesan, Louis Woilcox, Kaitlin Bryson, Jessica Zeglin, and Rachel Zolliger. Community hands-on mural project, led by Rachel Popowcer and lea Anderson and traditiona red willow basketry by Jilli Oyenque from Ohkay Owingeh.

Starting off the event is a plein-air landscape painting workshop led by artist Cheryl Casden. This workshop is limited to 20 people so registration is required by going to www.bernco.gov/openspace.

The Open Space 20th anniversary event is free to the public.

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