Whether you're an advocate for environmental protection, or a fan of art in general, the Blue Trees Project at Tingley Beach will certainly satisfy your craving to save the planet and see something beautiful at the same time. The project is an installation that promotes energy conservation and celebrates Earth Day. In an effort to raise awareness, Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos will hold lectures from April 7 to 12 throughout the city. All of this will lead up to the painting of trees, you guessed it, blue (the blue paint is non-toxic and wears or washes off without harm to the trees). The installation will be up and running on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tingley Beach, and on April 13 at the Fourth Street Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Taking part in the event is Tree New Mexico and Albuquerque's Public Art Program, bringing the love of art and nature back to a city that prides itself on being both naturally and aesthetically beautiful. The event is free and open to the public. (Mark Lopez)
Friday Apr 12, 2013
An international art event to promote energy conservation and celebrate Earth Day.