Art for Endangered Landscapes includes plein air invite and art opening

(09-21-2012)

Photo of San Francisco Creek in Rio Grande County by Tom Wolter

Adams State University Community Partnerships and San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council are hosting a community art event to draw attention to a landscape threaten by proposed wildcat oil well exploration within a rural residential site surrounded by public land.

You are invited to a "paint-out" date starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, adjacent to a proposed oil drilling site on San Francisco Creek south of Del Norte, Colo.

Many forms of art will be included such as painting, drawing, photography, videography, songwriting, sculpture, printmaking, poetry and dance.

Educators are encouraged to include your students for a unique learning opportunity. The focus of this project is on human interaction with the land and the implications of the loss of wild lands and anticipated environmental impacts resulting from proposed industrial activity.

An exhibition and reception of the completed works/presentations opens Friday, November 2, at the ASU Community Partnerships, located on the corner of Main Street and Edgemont Blvd. in Alamosa.

Please call ASU Community Partnerships at 719-587-8209 for more information.