Category Archives: Visual Arts

13th Featured Thinkers: “Seeds: Tim Capsules of Wilderness” – part 3

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once [we] grow up.”
― Pablo Picasso

“Seeds: Time Capsules of Wilderness” featured works by over 270 students, preschool through sixth grade, from Questa Alta Vista Elementary, Rio Costilla Southwest Learning Academy, and Arroyos del Norte Elementary schools (see details below). Each student’s work represents a unique expression of the “wild world” of seeds. Check out some of their works here.
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12th Featured Thinkers: “Seeds: Time Capsules of Wilderness” – Part 2

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“Seeds: Time Capsules of Wilderness” explores the wild world of seeds as seen through the young eyes of students from Questa Alta Vista Elementary, Rio Costilla Southwest Learning Academy, and Arroyos del Norte Elementary schools. Before beginning their artworks, students discussed fundamental concepts about seeds and their pivotal role in global ecosystems, and explored seeds with multi-sensory methods and then brought this experience into their artworks about seeds. Read more….

11th Featured Thinkers: “Seeds: Time Capsules of WIlderness” – Part 1

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“Thinking Wilderness” kicked-off in spring 2014 with the interdisciplinary science and art education program and exhibition, “Seeds: Time Capsules of Wilderness.” The hands-on program explored the wild world of seeds as seen through young eyes and engaged over 270 students, preschool through sixth grade, from Questa Alta Vista Elementary, Rio Costilla Southwest Learning Academy, and Arroyos del Norte Elementary schools. Learn more about this program and see these young Wilderness Thinkers at work! Read More….

8th Feature: “Thinking Wilderness: The Art Show” – Part 2

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Throughout history, artists’ work has been inspired by nature and wilderness and consequently, artists have played an important role in defining our relationship with nature and wilderness. “Thinking Wilderness: The Art Show” was a study of that muse, in the fitting location of Questa, NM.

During the art show, the public was asked to cast votes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. These artists were the winners of these People’s Choice Awards. See awards and Read More….

7th Feature: “Thinking Wilderness: The Art Show” – Part 1

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Remote wild lands have informed the Village of Questa’s history and local wilderness traditions there continue unbroken in many ways. Questa itself is surrounded by some of the most beautiful protected lands in the U.S. “Thinking Wilderness: The Art Show” was a nice fit in the Questa community and shone a spotlight on this continuing legacy.

Hosted and curated by nonprofit LEAP (Land, Experience and Art of Place) and OCHO Art & Event Space, “Thinking Wilderness: The Art Show” featured works by 30 local and regional artists in a variety of two and three dimensional mediums.  The show was part of Questa’s participation in the nationwide marking of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and a way for local artists to be involved in this milestone.  To learn more about the show, see the artworks and meet some of the artists, Read More….