Showcasing an installation for Convergence at Arcosanti, Arizona.
"Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability. Our goal is to actively pursue lean alternatives to urban sprawl based on Paolo Soleri's theory of compact city design, Arcology (architecture + ecology)."
"Convergence is bringing together renowned speakers, artists, musicians, and activators to co-create an experience of vibrancy, action, and hope. You can wander amidst the built structures and the 860 acres of protected riparian landscape within moments of your campsite."
"You can weave yourself through a flow of Keynotes, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Art Installations, Performances, Film Screenings, Acoustic and Dance Music."
"There will be topics ranging from Food and Farming, Localism and Sovereignty, Indigeneity and Colonialism, Community Economics, Permaculture, to Immigration, and more."
Building an art installation for the Desert Daze Music and Art Festival in Joshua Tree, CA.
October 12-15, 2017
Interview with Tierra Firme Projects regarding my last public art project Persist, Repeat, Reflect!
Tierra Firme is dedicated to contemporary land-based art. It examines how women, queer artists and artists of color see land and the built environment in relation to themselves as individuals and as members of broader collectives.
T.I.M.E. Edgewood 2017 encompasses five public temporary environmentally based artworks exhibited in various locations in Edgewood, New Mexico. This year's theme is persistence. The work is made possible by Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts, Route 66 Arts Alliance, and City of Edgewood.
Persist, Repeat, Reflect by Joanna Keane Lopez is a sculptural installation that celebrates the persistence of the human being’s interaction with the landscape of Edgewood, New Mexico. The work engages the memory and nostalgia of materials such as adobe mud for building, earthen plastering techniques and architectural forms unique to the region. The work mirrors back the viewer and backdrop of the environment in contemplation, examination and reflection.
Opening Reception: July 1, 2017
During this workshop, participants learn how to create paper from wildcrafted plants. Throughout the day-long workshop students cook and break down plant material with alkali and learn how to make the pulp into sheets of paper through the mould & deckle process. The construction of how to make a mould & deckle will be demonstrated as well.
Each person takes handmade wildcrafted paper home along with the knowledge of how to do it again!
Class fee: $50 / $40 Harwood Members
Location: Harwood Art Center's 6th Street Studio
Materials Fee: $10 paid to instructor
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Plantcraft is an inquiry into the natural environment of the Southwest. The work encompasses plant and insect dyes, hand harvested aliz (a traditional clay plaster) and botanical paintings of regional medicinal plants. Plantcraft investigates place, the human being's relationship with flora & natural materials, the southwestern landscape's interaction with architecture and the mystique & stories of plants that heal.
Harwood Art Center, Front Gallery, 1114 Seventh St. NW, Albuquerque, NM
May 5th - May 25th, 2017
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm & Thursday, 9am-4pm
Opening Reception: May 5th, 2017 at 5pm-8pm
The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts, Axle Contemporary, and Grants Mainstreet commissioned seven temporary environmentally based artworks to be exhibited in various locations in Grants and Milan, NM.
Artist, Ruben Olguin and myself (Mezcla!) are creating a project entitled, NGC 2623, which is a large eroding sculpture made from earthen materials, plant paper and native seeds. The temporary installation acts as a droning soundscape within a listening garden. The work examines the flow of time, the flow of history, the flow of plants and the flow of people’s influence on the landscape over time. Concurrently, the installation considers the native and invasive plant species that are now home to the area left by people along the migration trails and transportation highways of the southwestern region. Inside the structure is a small garden of native plants which creates an isolated indigenized ecological space. Audio plays back within the garden to subtly reveal the mechanized noise of the modern world from a plant’s perspective.
1415 4th Street, Albuquerque, NM
Opening Night: March 4, 2016 6-10pm / Closing Night: March 18, 2016 6-10pm
Solo exhibition of new work that investigates ideas of place + identity + history in the Southwest through the lens of traditional artistic practices such as colcha embroidery, papermaking & rio grande style weaving designs from the turn of the 20th century.
CFA Downtown Studio
113 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM
This exhibition presents a diverse body of creative works that employ art as a critical voice aimed at generating dialogue and awareness around social and environmental justice issues. The artists in this exhibition spent weeks in the field participating the UNM Land Arts of The American West Program while investigating Resource Extraction as a toxic legacy for Navajo communities, as well as learning about the Gila River and its potential diversion. This exhibition shares these artists' inquiries through art.
LAND ARTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
John Sommers Gallery
University of New Mexico, Art Building, 2nd floor, #202, Albuquerque, NM
Land Arts of the American West is an interdisciplinary, field-based studio art program at the University of New Mexico. During the program the students travel extensively throughout the Southwest while camping and investigating environmental sites, human habitation systems, and questions facing the region. This exhibition presents the work of these artists as each shares critical and creative insights into the ecology of place.
INPOST! ART SPACE @ THE OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE
210 Yale S.E., Albuquerque, NM
HILO is an exhibition of contemporary textiles artists from across the country. Textiles have the power to draw us in: reminding us of the familiar and functional, reflecting communities and surroundings. The five artists - Season Evans, Katie Ford, Rachel Hayes, Sarah Vosmus and Joanna Keane Lopez - play with these connotations through diverse and innovative methods of making. From weaving rom hand-spun wool, to constructing translucent vinyl banners and elegant bed-sized compositions, the artists draw from traditions in ways that are decidedly their own.