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El Malpais Community Art Project

El Malpais Community Art Program Celebration: A free afternoon of art and exploration at the El Malpais National Conservation Area. Join local artists and guest speakers for artistic and historic interpretations of land use, stewardship, and El Malpais itself. Presented by the Public Lands Interpretive Association and New Mexico Bureau of Land Management. El Malpais BLM Ranger Station, NM 117, 9 Miles South of I-40 Near Grants. December 10th, 1-3PM.

Public Lands Interpretive Association and the Bureau of Land Management are partnering with Indigenous Communities around the El Malpias National Conservation Area to erect a sculpture that gives representation to Land Stewardship, Land Conservation, History, and Culture, of this very beautiful and historically important region of the New Mexico Landscape.

As the project progresses, many local artists will participate as revolving artists within the BLM Ranger Station, so that visitors to the area can enjoy art while gaining knowledge about the importance of resources of this unique area of the New Mexico Landscape.

Through this project, an artist will be selected to install a sculpture in the parking lot of the newly remodeled El Malpais Ranger Station. This sculpture will celebrate the land and people’s connection to it. We are also reaching out to local communities, tribes and pueblos and inviting them to submit smaller art pieces to be displayed in the area.

The El Malpais Community Art Project seeks to strengthen relationships with the land and the surrounding communities.

It is our intention that visitors to the area will enjoy meaningful art while gaining important knowledge about land stewardship, land conservation, history, and culture.