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PROGRAM GUIDE Summer/Fall 2017 516arts.org
516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit contemporary arts organization, operating a museum-style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque. Our mission is to forge connections between art and audiences. 516 ARTS offers programs that inspire curiosity, dialogue, risk-taking and creative experimentation, showcasing a mix of established, emerging, local, national and international artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds. 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 505-242-1445 • Open Tue – Sat, 12-5pm • 516arts.org FRONT COVER: Pastel, Lethal Gasp, 2016, screenprint, 20 x 16 inches • LEFT: Kevin Horan, Untitled (Burn) (detail), 2014, archival pigment print, 17 x 22 inches BACK COVER: Mary Anne Redding, Daryl Lucero, Valerie Roybal, Manuel Montoya, Jennifer Angus
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Danny López, Chair Suzanne Sbarge, President Hakim Bellamy, Vice President Joshua Edwards, Treasurer Tim Price, Secretary Juan Abeyta Manny Juarez Patricia Kurz Kymberly Pinder Mark Rohde Sommer Smith Tonya Turner Carroll ADVISORY BOARD Michael Berman David Campbell Andrew Connors Debi Dodge Idris Goodwin Tom Guralnick Deborah Jojola Jane Kennedy Arif Khan Brian McMath Jenny McMath Elsa Menéndez Rhiannon Mercer
Welcome to 516 ARTS’ Summer/Fall Season! Community has always been a major focus of 516 ARTS’ mission, and this season our attention is on communities that sustain us all: the cycles of the natural world, the forests of the Southwest, and the world of bees and other pollinators. Loss and regeneration are front and center for our summer shows: Landscapes of Life & Death, curated by Mary Anne Redding as part of PhotoSummer 2017, is paired with Fires of Change, a traveling show examining the role of fire in forest ecology. For decades, fire suppression protected trees but interrupted important cycles. Today, even as climate change poses new threats to desert ecosystems, fire is seen as an important piece of forest health. These insights offer the opportunity to reevaluate our own understandings of mortality, and of letting go. This fall brings us our biggest project of the year Cross Pollination, a full immersion into the culture of bees, curated by artist and beekeeper Valerie Roybal. Recent losses of bee colonies have highlighted the vital role that pollinators play in the world’s food supply and the overall ecosystem. The show is a celebration as well as a call to action, and is accompanied by an extensive schedule of programs, as well as a Bee Market, a pop-up shop and fundraiser. Our annual Fulcrum Fund grant program for local artists is now in its second year, thanks to the Warhol Foundation’s continued support for this effort. While as an independent nonprofit organization, 516 ARTS must always seek financial support, we are also pleased that we can give away grants to independent artists doing collaborative and experimental work in our community. Thank you to the curators, artists and partnering organizations who worked with us to develop our summer/fall line-up of programs that has something for everyone, including exhibitions, talks, workshops, hands-on activities, experiences in the gallery and in nature, Downtown and around town. And thank you to our growing Board and Staff. We welcome several new board members as well as both short and longterm new staff members. For the first time, 516 ARTS has a curator joining our regular staff, the talented Josie López, PhD. We extend our deep gratitude to all of our funders, supporters and partners. Major funding comes from McCune Charitable Foundation, The City of Albuquerque, The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation, Center for Educational Initiatives, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Without contributions from Friends of 516 ARTS like you, 516 ARTS would not be possible. If you value what we do, please join, renew or give an extra contribution to the Friends of 516 ARTS today! See you soon at 516 ARTS and in the field, Suzanne Sbarge Executive Director
Andrea Polli Henry Rael Mary Anne Redding Rick Rennie Augustine Romero
516 ARTS STAFF & CONSULTANTS
Suzanne Sbarge, Executive Director Claude Smith, Exhibitions & Fulcrum Fund Manager Josie López, Curator M. Paige Taylor, Education Coordinator Nichole Johnson, Gallery Assistant Erin De Rosa, Gallery Assistant Daryl Lucero, Outreach Coordinator
Arturo Sandoval Rob Strell Paula Thomas
Gaia Fiorentino, Summer Intern Jane Kennedy, Development Associate Shelle Sanchez, Planning Consultant Emilie De Angelis, Fundraising Consultant Pauline Riley, Bookkeeper Melody Mock, Website Designer
Fires of Change May 27 â€“ July 22, 2017 OPENING DAY:
Saturday, May 27: 3:30pm: Talk with Arts & Scientists 5-6pm: Friends of 516 ARTS Preview (Join at 516arts.org/join)
6-8pm: Public Reception
ARTISTS: Kathleen Brennan Saskia JordĂĄ David Chorlton Helen Padilla Craig Goodworth Bonnie Peterson Bryan David Griffith Katharina Roth Jennifer Gunlock Steven Yazzie
Fires of Change explores the social and ecological issues behind the rise of catastrophic wildfires in the western United States through collaboration between scientists and contemporary artists. The Flagstaff Arts Council, Southwest Fire Science Consortium (SWFSC) and the Landscape Conservation Initiative at Northern Arizona University partnered with curator Shawn Skabelund to produce the exhibition. Fires of Change debuted at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona in the Fall of 2015 and traveled to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson in 2016. In late 2014, as a precursor to the exhibition, the ten participating artists attended Fire Science Bootcamp, a week-long, educationally immersive trip through the forests of Northern Arizona. A team of nationally regarded fire scientists and forest managers offered their insight, experience and training on the impact of wildfire in Northern Arizona. The resulting works comprising this exhibition were created in response to experiences during the Fire Science Bootcamp.
The development of Fires of Change by the Flagstaff Arts Council was made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Joint Fire Science Program, Landscape Conservation Initiative and Southwest Fire Science Consortium. Bryan David Griffith, Box & Burn, burned Ponderosa pine, 38 x 37 x 10 inches, photo by Tom Alexander
Landscapes of Life & Death
The exhibition Landscapes of Life & Death offers a poignant opportunity to look at life, loss, death and the fragile ecosystems we inhabit. Spanning emotionally fraught landscapes of human death as well as environmental landscapes of devastation and renewal, six contemporary photographic artists address the nuances of loss and grief, both for themselves and for the planet, by examining our intimate connections with nature. The idea of death generally makes people uncomfortable, especially when it’s the intimate experience of human death, the death of a beloved pet, or the mass destruction of life and landscape after a devastating fire. Yet many artists explore the shape of loss as a meditation, whether through contemplation of their own passing or through a more universal meditation on loss and grief. Many artists are exploring the no-longer-subtle effects of climate change on the landscape, and on those of us who inhabit altered lands. Photographs, grounded as they are in the “real”—or at least some approximation of reality given digital interventions—pose a unique vision of the cycles of life and death, often in a public setting. How do contemporary photographic artists grapple with the nuances of loss, of both death and life, on both a personal scale and the broader scope of a seared landscape or endangered wildlife inhabiting polluted waterways and lands?
Donna J. Wan, Dumbarton Bridge #4, 2014, inkjet pigment print, 32 x 40 inches
May 27 – July 22, 2017 OPENING:
Saturday, May 27, 6-8pm Friends of 516 ARTS Preview: 5-6pm (Join at 516arts.org/join)
ARTISTS: Lynne Buchanan Kevin Horan Marietta Patricia Leis Ella Sala Myers Kevin O’Connell Donna J. Wan
CROSS POLLINATION MURALS
Botanical Mural Project
Sanitary Tortilla Factory, 401 2nd St. SW
516 ARTS presents two new murals in Downtown Albuquerque by renowned artist Pastel from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Commissioned by 516 ARTS for Cross Pollination, the murals depict local, native plants that pollinators love. Pastel says, “Much of the flora that I use as references can be found growing in the cracks of the sidewalks and in fields of empty spaces. These cracks and spaces, sometimes generated by poor construction, are a reflection of the human need to control and subdue space for rational and autonomous use. Taking these small plants and glorifying them by changing their scale is a way to critique how our modern society has evolved.” Pastel, who is both an architect and a painter, has created murals on almost every continent on the planet. Visit 516arts.org/murals to watch a video about the Botanical Mural Project, learn more about 516 ARTS’ Downtown murals and download a map to take a walking tour. Made possible by J.J. Mahoney & Associates, the Sanitary Tortilla Factory and The City of Albuquerque Public Art Program. Special thanks to Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore / Coronado Paint and Decorating.
516 ARTS presents Cross Pollination, a group exhibition showcasing work at the intersection of art and science that focuses on bees and other pollinators. About 35 percent of the world’s food crops and 75 percent of the flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce. Pollinators, including bees, moths and butterflies and birds, have become increasingly threatened by human action. With this knowledge, artists have responded to the issue by working with and for pollinators to raise awareness about their profound benefits to life on earth. Curated by artist/backyard beekeeper Valerie Roybal, with curatorial assistance from Claude Smith and Aimee Gwynne Franklin, Cross Pollination not only refers to how bees and other insects pollinate a large portion of the world’s food, but also to the cross pollination of ideas in art and science. The exhibition includes local, national and international artists – including from Argentina, Canada, China, and the UK – working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film/video and performance.
Saturday, August 19: 3:30pm: Panel with Arts & Scientists 5-6pm: Friends of 516 ARTS Preview (Join at 516arts.org/join)
6-8pm: Public Reception Stephanie Lerma, Monarchs, 2017, handmade paper, watercolor, installation detail
August 19 – November 11, 2017 ARTISTS: Jennifer Angus Steve Barry Susanna Carlisle & Bruce Hamilton Chris Collins Kristin Diener Aganetha & Richard Dyck Kelly Eckel Jo Golesworthy Lily Hunter Green Talia Green Mary Judge Bryan Konefsky/Basment Films Stephanie Lerma Hilary Lorenz Pastel Daisy Patton Ren Ri 7
PUBLIC PROGRAMS PHOTOSUMMER POP-UP EVENT:
FIRES OF CHANGE EDUCATION SERIES:
Latent Image Collective: Love Letters to Power
Art, Fire and Climate Change in the Southwest
Artists & Scientists in Conversation Saturday, May 27, 3:30pm At 516 ARTS, Free
Saturday, May 27, 6-8pm At 516 ARTS, Free Join Latent Image Collective as they hit the sidewalk in front of 516 ARTS with a follow-up to their Taking Pictures pop-up events for PhotoSummer. This year, during the opening reception for Fires of Change and Landscapes of Life and Death, the group presents Love Letters to Power. Expanding on their theme of offering prints from a world-wide group of photographers, the Latent Image Collective is creating the prints to give away in postcard form. Audience members can pick out to print to use for sending a note to elected officials, reminding them that there is no humanity without the arts. In addition, by sending a postcard of original art, the sender and recipient are connected to one another through art and the written word. Making connections like this, across time and space, is one of photographyâ€™s greatest gifts.
Fires of Change artists and local scientists discuss the Fires of Change project, collaboration, artworks that respond to issues of climate change, and how fire affects us and our environment.
Fire & Water Thursday, June 22, 6:30pm At 516 ARTS, Free Join New Mexico scientists for a discussion about fire management in the mountains of Northern New Mexico and how it is connected to the Rio Grande river and our drinking water in Albuquerque. Presenters include Collin Haffey and Dr. Ellis Margolis of the U.S. Geological Survey, Dr. Zander Evans of the Forest Stewards Guild, and Sarah Hurteau of The Nature Conservancy.
Matchstick Forest Thursday, June 29, 9:30-11am At 516 ARTS, Free
.org Simon Deadman (Perth, Australia), from the series Outlier (detail)
Kids and adults are invited to join ecologist Krista Bonfantine, Watershed Ecologist with Arid Land Innovation, as she demonstrates strategies for managing our local forests for fire. Participants will design and test their own matchstick forests and tour the Fires of Change exhibition and see how artists have responded to issues of climate change and forest fires in the Southwest. Space is limited. Register: email@example.com Kathleen Brennan, The Matter of Life and Death (still), 2016, video
PUBLIC PROGRAMS PHOTOSUMMER EVENT:
CROSS POLLINATION OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Pop-Up Portrait Studio with Gabriella Marks
Bee Hotel for Wild Bees & Native Pollinators
Sunday, June 18, 10am-1pm At The City of Albuquerque Open Space 6500 Coors NW, Albuquerque, Free
Saturday, June 17, 12-4pm At 516 ARTS Fee: $25 Register in advance for 15-minute session: firstname.lastname@example.org How long has it been since youâ€™ve had a new headshot? Is it time for a new one, but not sure where or how? Join us at 516 ARTS for a Pop-up Portrait session with photographer Gabriella Marks. Gabriella is a New Mexico based professional editorial and portraiture photographer. Her work is published regionally from Local Flavor to New Mexico magazine, and nationally in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Sunset Magazine, among others. As a photographer, she has learned that listening to a subject is just as essential as how you see them, and enjoys collaborating with people to make portraits together.
There are hundreds of wild bee species in New Mexico. These species not only pollinate wildflowers, shrubs, and trees, but also edible plants, fruits, and vegetables from local farms and backyard gardens. Artist SHERI CRIDER is building a Bee Hotel structure for permanent installation at City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center near the Perennial Marsh. The hotel will serve as housing for wild solitary bees and other native pollinators, and will serve to educate visitors about these important insect populations. Insect hotels provide safe lodging for pollinators to live, especially during the winter, when populations can die due to weather and exposure. The public is invited to help fill the hotel with "rooms," or materials including logs with holes, twigs, recycled wood, bamboo and cane for the pollinators to live in. This event is part of the Open Space Pollinator Week Kick-Off and Burque Bee City, USA Celebration. For more information visit: cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/bee-city-usa
PUBLIC PROGRAMS CROSS POLLINATION OUTDOOR PUBLIC FORUM:
CROSS POLLINATION OPEN STUDIO:
Sunset Talk by the River: Pollinator Patterns of Life
Q&A with VAN Resident Jennifer Angus
Sunday, July 23, 6:30pm
Thursday, August 17, 5-7pm
At Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge 7851 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, Free
At 516 ARTS, Free
Join 516 ARTS at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge for a sunset talk by the river about the connections between pollinators, art and ecology, led by artist, farmer and activist DARYL LUCERO (Isleta Pueblo). Topics around pollinators and the patterns of life they embody will be discussed from the perspectives of science, art, mythology, philosophy and politics. The public is invited to join the circle and participate in an open format in this outdoor exchange of ideas that honors the plight of pollinators and their profound significance for life on Earth. Speakers include: BRUCE MILNE, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental and Food Systems, Professor of Biology, and founder of the UNM Sustainability Studies Program; CATHERINE CUMBERLAND, bee biologist and PhD candidate at UNM; PORTER SWENTZELL, Professor, Indigenous Liberal Studies Department, Institute of American Indian Arts, Pueblo weaver and scholar (Santa Clara Pueblo); MANUEL MONTOYA, Associate Professor, UNM Anderson School of Management focusing on “global legibility,” the process whereby humans conceptualize the planet and make it a meaningful part of their realities; and DEBORAH JOJOLA (Isleta Pueblo), artist and curator.
Visit 516 ARTS for an open studio with guest artist Jennifer Angus, NPN/VAN Resident, in the final stages of her installation on the 25-foot high entrance wall of 516 ARTS for Cross Pollination. The public is invited to stop by to meet her, observe and ask questions about her remarkable process. Angus’ work uses numerous insects arranged in patterns, anthropomorphizing insects in hopes of changing people’s fear of them and promoting interest in the role they play in ecosystems. Her stunning installation In the Midnight Garden was featured in the recent exhibition Wonder at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She says, “Pattern can be just a visual stimulus, but it has the potential for so much more, to tell a story.” The stories Angus tells in her pieces are of transformation—from the unknown to the known, from off-putting to enchanting. Jennifer Angus is a professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her work internationally including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and Spain. 516 ARTS is a VAN Partner of the Visual Artists Network (VAN). This project is made possible in part through support from the Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency, which is a program of the National Performance Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Lambent Foundation – a project of the Tides Center, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Southwest Airlines. For more information: www.npnweb.org. Jennifer Angus, In the Midnight Garden (detail), 2015, mixed media
PUBLIC PROGRAMS CROSS POLLINATION PUBLIC FORUM:
Cross Pollination: Art + Science
CROSS POLLINATION FILM SCREENING:
Bee City & More Short Films About Pollinators
Saturday, August 19, 3:30pm At 516 ARTS, Free Cross Pollination: Art + Science brings artists, beekeeping and natural science experts together to discuss their interest in pollinators from various perspectives, including: investigating the ramifications of living in the world without bees and other pollinators; cultivating a culture of awareness and protection; consideration of the large number of native bee species and how to protect them; and exploring the relationships between nature and technology. Panelists: JENNIFER ANGUS, exhibiting artist in Cross Pollination, professor in Design Studies at University of Wisconsin/Madison and creator of the installation In the Midnight Garden in the 2015 exhibition Wonder at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; KELLY ECKEL, exhibiting artist in Cross Pollination focusing on the intersection of art and science in both her artwork and her work as a teacher for Albuquerque Public Schools; JESSIE BROWN, President of New Beekeepers Association and board member for the American Beekeeping Federation and the Western Apicultural Society; and VALERIE ROYBAL, curator of Cross Pollination, artist, beekeeper and recipient of a Pollack Krasner grant. Moderated by ELSA MENĂ‰NDEZ, a writer, director, producer and performer with Tricklock Company and the Director of Education at the National Hispanic Cultural Center where she works with the NHCCâ€™s STEAM education programming, bringing together science and the arts across many disciplines. Photo of Jessie Brown
Saturday, September 2, 1pm At the Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave. SE Admission: All seats $7 516 ARTS and The Guild Cinema present a visual mixtape of short films featuring pollinators from a variety of angles from educational to ethereal. Highlights include Bee City, a vintage black and white film from 1951; The Solitary Bees, a British short about wild bees; and some wonderful and interesting experimental surprises including mesmerizing digital work by Dennis Hlynsky. Basement Films is digging in their archives for more vintage gems. Film commentary at the event provided by Bryan Konefsky, UNM Professor of Cinematic Arts, and Valerie Roybal, Cross Pollination curator.
Dennis Hlynsky, still from flight of a small brown moth Paul F. Moss & Thelma Schnee, still from Bee City
PUBLIC PROGRAMS CROSS-POLLINATION EXHIBIT & WORKSHOP:
CROSS-POLLINATION EDUCATION ACTIVITIES:
Kelly Eckel: Insects Magnified
Cross Pollination at the Downtown Block Party
WORKSHOP: Saturday, September 9,
Saturday, September 16, 12-6pm
10am-noon EXHIBIT: June 1 – October 1
2nd St. between Lead & Coal, Free
At City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, Albuquerque, Free Open Tue – Sun, 9am-5pm EXHIBIT: Artist and educator Kelly Eckel takes photographs of magnified insects as part of her process of combining these parts into hybrid compositions. The magnified images of insect wings, hairs and eyes are wonderful in and of themselves. For this small exhibit in the Window Room, Eckel is showing some of her new work from this series. FAMILY/CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: Kelly Eckel is offering a workshop for kids and families in which she teaches about insects and their role in nature and pollination. Children have the opportunity to look at pollinator insects close up and magnified with a variety of tools in order to learn more about how insects function in their natural world.
Kelly Eckel, Bee Wing, 2017, microscope image
This year, the Sanitary Tortilla Factory is hosting the Downtown Block Party on their block of 2nd Street between Lead and Coal. The Sanitary Tortilla Factory is an artist complex with studios, a gallery, and a sculpture residency program. Its north-facing wall features one of Pastel’s murals for the Botanical Mural Project that 516 ARTS is presenting for Cross Pollination (see page 6). In the tradition of the Downtown Block Parties, there will be interactive art projects, food, music and fun for the whole family. The Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s theme this year is Leisure Games, which features billiards, badminton, large scale jenga and pinball, plus beer from Sidetrack Brewing and Tractor Brewing. 516 ARTS is joining the festivities with education and artmaking activities for all ages on the theme of pollination.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS CROSS-POLLINATION PERFORMANCE:
CROSS-POLLINATION EXHIBIT & ARTIST TALK:
EKO-kinesis with SHIFT I DANCE
Valerie Roybal: Bee Dreams
Thursday, October 12, 8pm
EXHIBIT: October 7-28
At UNM ARTS Lab, 1601 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque
RECEPTION: Saturday, October 13, 5-8pm
TICKETS: $15 ($10 for Friends of 516 ARTS)
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, October 21, 2pm
Available from 516 ARTS 516 ARTS, SHIFT | DANCE and UNM ARTS Lab are teaming up for a multi-media performance in celebration of Cross Pollination. As an expression of the cross pollination among art forms, SHIFT features live dance inspired by and integrated with projections of the Botanical Mural Project by artist Pastel from Argentina, commissioned by 516 ARTS this past spring. EKO-kinesis is the culmination of a fluid choreographic and collaborative process reflecting on the inter-connection of plants and pollinators, how they have evolved together, and their role in the future of life on planet Earth. SHIFT | DANCE is a contemporary dance collective based in Albuquerque, co-directed by three local, female dancers and choreographers, Jacqueline García, lisa nevada, and Kelsey Paschich. A portion of the proceeds from EKOkinesis benefits the SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL 2017 (October 17 – 21). shiftdancepresents.com
Kelsey Paschich, dance collage in the Botanical Mural Project by Pastel
At Exhibit 208, 208 Broadway, SW, Albuquerque, Free Open Thu – Sat, 10am-4pm & by appt 516 ARTS and Exhibit 208 present an artist talk with Cross Pollination curator Valerie Roybal on her work from the series Bee Dreams, on view at Exhibit 208 (October 7-28). She says, “Bees, existing since the time of the dinosaurs, have developed such a symbiotic relationship with flowers that the two have adapted together throughout time. I am interested by the contrast between the seeming stillness of flowers and the energetic engagement of bees in nature... Do bees sleep? And if they do, do they dream? And if they dream, do they dream of flowers? With these questions in mind, I have discovered that bees do indeed sleep after a busy day. I have read that there is what is called ‘memory reactivation’ during sleep. What does that mean? Is there learning? Recollection? A genetic transference of memory and knowledge? Is there processing, evolution, resolution? With the series Bee Dreams, I have contemplated these ideas and created anthropomorphic imaginings of what may occur during a bees’ resting state.”
Valerie Roybal, from the series Bee Dreams, mixed media
Did you know
that pollinators not include only bees, but also wasps, butterflies, moths and some species of flies, beetles and occasionally ants? Pollination can also be carried out by some bats (specifically Mexican free-tailed bats) and birds. Bird pollination is called ornithophily, and in this region, it is carried out by hummingbirds. Our most abundant species in the region are Black Chinned Hummingbirds. Honeybees, the most fabled and revered of bees, are not native to North America, and were brought to the Americas in the seventeenth century by European colonists. Prior to that, some wild bee species were known to be kept by Native peoples.
Visit the Bee Market at 516 ARTS for bee & pollinator related crafts & gifts local honey
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Beyond honeybees, more than 4,000 wild or native bees exist on this continent. Worldwide, it is estimated that there are more than 20,000 species of bees. In the Southwestern United States, with its dry heat, it is considered to be an ideal environment for many bees to thrive. There are hundreds of species living not only in our wilds, but in and around our back yards and neighborhoods. Interestingly, most wild bees are solitary and are stingless (or vary rarely sting). They live and raise their brood alone, or near other bees of the same species. The exception are bumble bees, which live in small colonies. Wild bees live in holes in dead wood, in the hollows of dried plants, in tunnels in the ground, in mud, and other interesting places in nature. Common bees to look out for are mason bees, leaf-cutter bees, minor bees, cuckoo bees, sweat bees, squash bees, sunflower bees, and digger bees. Bees pollinate fruit trees, flowers and vegetable gardens. Honeybees and native bees pollinate more than 70% of the world's food supply. You can help them in a number of ways by growing pollinator friendly and native flowering plants. You can fill a shallow dish with rocks and clean water, as bees need water. You can provide homes by leaving areas of undisturbed soil for bees to nest, or create "bee houses" out of scrap wood and bamboo for native pollinators to live. A plethora of instructions are available online. Also, and most importantly, be wary of pesticides, poisons, and weed killers, which are deadly to pollinators. Natural alternatives are readily available, and will keep your gardens and pollinators happy and healthy. For more information: The Bees in Your Backyard, A Guide to North American Bees Joseph S. Wilson Y Olivia Messinger Carril xerces.org
Bee Market is generously conceived and designed to benefit the nonprofit 516 ARTS by Felicity More.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
SAVE THE DATE:
Grants for Artists
Celebration & Publication
Deadline: August 1, 2017, 11:59pm The Fulcrum Fund is a unique, annual grant opportunity for local artists, which is developed and administered by 516 ARTS as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In 2017, $60,000 is available for a minimum of 12 area artists to receive $2,000 to $5,000 grants for experimental, collaborative projects with a public facing component. This year’s guest jurors are: KERRY DOYLE, Director and Chief Curator of the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at The University of Texas, El Paso; RENÉ MORALES, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami; and LOWERY STOKES SIMS, an independent curator and art historian who has served as Curator at several museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Studio Museum of Harlem and the Museum of Art & Design.
Info Session Saturday, June 24, 2-4pm at Santa Fe Art Institute 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe The Fulcrum Fund Info Session covers an overview of the program, eligibility, examples of past selected proposals, and practical information about developing your project budget and other logistics. Free and open to the public. RSVP to email@example.com
Saturday, December 9, 5-9pm At 516 ARTS, Free 516 ARTS presents a one-night-only event to celebrate the Fulcum Fund artists’ projects. Artists from the first year of this new grant program will share something from their projects with the general public, including art installations, documentation and other displays to give the public an opportunity to learn about, interact with and experience these projects all at once and meet the 2016 and 2017 Fulcrum Fund artists. This event includes the release of the first Fulcrum Fund catalog centered around the artists’ projects, and which includes writings to contextualize this year's projects in our current place and time. To learn more about the Fulcrum Fund grant program, visit 516arts.org/fulcrumfund.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday, May 27 OPENING EVENTS: Fires of Change / Landscapes of Life & Death, at 516 ARTS 3:30pm: Artists & Scientists in Conversation 5-6pm: Friends of 516 ARTS Preview 6-8pm: Public Reception 6-8pm: Pop-Up Event with Latent Image Collective Saturday, June 17, 12-4pm PHOTO-SHOOT: Pop-up Portrait Studio with Gabriella Marks, at 516 ARTS Sunday, June 18, 10am-1pm OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Bee Hotel for Wild Bees & Native Pollinators, at City of Albuquerque Open Space Thursday, June 22, 6:30pm TALK: Fire & Water, at 516 ARTS
Saturday, August 19, 3:30pm PUBLIC FORUM: Cross Pollination: Art + Science, at 516 ARTS Saturday, August 19 OPENING EVENTS: Cross Pollination, at 516 ARTS 3:30pm: Public Forum: Art + Science 5-6pm: Friends of 516 ARTS Preview 6-8pm: Public Reception Saturday, September 2, 1pm SCREENING: Bee City & Other Short Pollinator Films, at The Guild Cinema Saturday, September 9, 10am-noon FAMILY WORKSHOP: Insects Magnified with Kelly Eckel, at City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
Saturday, June 24, 2-4pm INFO SESSION: Fulcrum Fund, at Santa Fe Art Institute
Saturday, September 16,12-6pm DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY: Cross Pollination Activities, Outdoors, 2nd St. between Lead & Coal
Thursday, June 29, 9:30-11am FAMILY WORKSHOP: Matchstick Forest, at 516 ARTS
Thursday, October 12, 8pm PERFORMANCE: SHIFT I DANCE: EKO-kinesis, at UNM ARTS Lab
Sunday, July 23, 6:30pm OUTDOOR PUBLIC FORUM: Pollinator Patterns of Life, at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, October 13, 5-8pm RECEPTION: Valerie Roybal: Bee Dreams, at Exhibit 208
Thursday, August 17, 5-7pm OPEN STUDIO: Jennifer Angus, VAN resident artist, at 516 ARTS
Saturday, October 21, 2pm ARTIST TALK: Valerie Roybal: Bee Dreams, at Exhibit 208 Saturday, December 9, 5-9pm CELEBRATION: Fulcrum Fund, at 516 ARTS
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