The Northern Youth Project is pleased to invite you to “For the Love of Land,” an art exhibition unveiling two found object sculptures to raise awareness about important land and water issues in Northern New Mexico. The exhibition will be held in the Hunter Ford Art Center at 505 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, NM 87532, from 5-7pm, this Thursday, June 29th.

This upcoming exhibition makes use of foraged trash collected from our heritage waterways found in the land we love. Cleaning trash from the acequias of Abiquiú and Medanales, to the El Rito watershed and the mountains of Petaca, NM, the members of the Northern Youth Project, along with local and visiting artist mentors, joined forces to transform the rummage and debris into meaningful artwork. Together, this small team constructed innovative sculptures in a collaboration of creativity for a cause: For the Love of Land. The group will showcase their collective and individual works inspired by this effort. Come join us as they share their message of land and water protection through art.

Founded by teens in 2009, the Northern Youth Project works to better the outcomes and opportunities for rural northern New Mexico youth through projects that link art, community service, and activism in ways that honor the past and look to the future. Through personal investment in their land and community, this group of Northern New Mexico youth has set out to make positive social and environmental change a reality.