Tamarind Institute hosts a public reception for the exhibition, IntraUrban: The Built Environment, an exhibit guest-curated by Brendan Picker, on Friday, Jan. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 27, 2015. Tamarind Institute is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tamarind Institute is located at 2500 Central Ave., SE.

In 2013, Tamarind began a new practice of inviting a local curator to select lithographs from its broad inventory for inclusion in an exhibition. Tamarind Institute announces the 2015 annual guest-curator, Brendan Picker. Picker has a unique arts background with an emphasis on combining art, design, and city planning. A former project coordinator for the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program, Picker is presently working for the City of Denver Public Art Program. In his role as public art coordinator, Picker manages the rare challenge of collaborating with artists, the community, and the municipal government to place site-specific works of art in public spaces throughout the city.

In his exhibition, IntraUrban: The Built Environment, Picker has focused on the contemporary city landscape. "In public art, the structure of the city around us is the blank canvas into which we can integrate art…” Other artists featured include Chester Arnold, Chris Ballantyne, Andrew Dasburg, Harrell Fletcher, Miguel Gandert, Richard Haas and many more.

Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at UNM, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists.

For more information, visit Tamarind Institute or call 277-3901.