WATCH: “There Must Be Other Names For The River: A Conversation with the Artists”

On Friday, March 26 2021, artists Marisa Demarco, Dylan McLaughlin, and Jessica Zeglin were joined by Arif Khan, Director of the UNM Art Museum, and Traci Quinn, former Curator of Education & Public Programs, to discuss the development, goals and artistic process of “There Must Be Other Names For The River.” Watch the full conversation below.

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About the Artists

Marisa Demarco is a musician, performance and installation artist, composer and journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a longtime news reporter and producer for public radio, spending much of her career focused on criminal legal reform and public health. Demarco is also an MFA candidate at the University of New Mexico’s Experimental Art + Technology Program.

Dylan McLaughlin is a sound and video artist, storyteller, and educator currently living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. McLaughlin is born of the Diné people. He received his BFA in New Media Art from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts in Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico.

Jessica Zeglin is an artist, gardener, and educator currently based in the middle Rio Grande valley. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Art and Ecology from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and is the recipient of the PLAYA and Tallgrass Artist Residencies as well as a Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research program fellowship.