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 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
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.

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.

This event is being held in conjunction with Cross Pollination, an exhibit at 516 ARTS, curated by Valerie Roybal, on view August 19 - November 11, 2017.