Presented by the Public Lands Interpretive Association and the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, the El Malpais Community Art Program brings together artists of various disciplines to highlight the natural beauty and traditional uses of the landscape at El Malpais National Conservation Area. Artists from surrounding Pueblo communities and across New Mexico were invited to submit artwork centering on themes of land stewardship and conservation for display at the BLM Ranger Station at El Malpais (on NM-117, 9 miles south of 1-40 exit 89).
You’re invited to celebrate the opening of this display on Saturday December 10th! From 1-3PM, enjoy an afternoon of art and exploration at one of New Mexico's most beautiful and storied landscapes. Featuring varied works by local artists Christian Bigwater, Marissa Irizzary, and Nathan Chavarria, come experience some of the incredible art that New Mexico's landscapes can inspire. Join Darwin Vallo of Acoma Pueblo for his storytelling session about El Malpais, and Walter Torres for a discussion on the inspiration behind his large-scale sculpture in progress at the ranger station (featuring live sculpting if weather permits). There is no admission charge.