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Sunset Talk by the River: Pollinator Patterns of Life

at Vall de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
7851 2nd Street SW, Albuquerque

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 DARYL LUCERO (Isleta Pueblo), an artist, farmer and activist. 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.This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Cross Pollination at 516 ARTS (August 10- November 11,2017), which will showcase work at the intersection of art and science that focuses on bees and other piollinators and their role in the world's food supply.

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Speakers include

BRUCE MILNE, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental and Food Systems, Professor of Biology, and founder of the UNM Sustainability Studies Program
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
DEBORAH JOJOLA (Isleta Pueblo), artist and curator.

Event moderator Daryl Lucero says, "This outdoor public discussion will focus on the connection between art and science by looking at ecology, art as placemaking and interdisciplinary practices. We will begin by locating tge presenters' practices in relation to ecological factors, asking, where is your practice located? What are the ecological factors that give form to your work? Speakers and audience memebers will discuss how we come to know ourselves in relation to the ever-changing natural world, processes if interaction with it, the formation of unique spaces where art and science come together, and the need for working across different disciplines from an ecologiacal perspective.

Access the refuge from 2nd Street, follow the signs to the outdoor classroom/bosque access and park in the south-west corner of the refuge. It’s a 5-minute walk to the river. Seating will be on logs, and feel free to bring camp chairs.