Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES--Eastern New Mexico University will host its student juried exhibition, "Intrigue," in the Runnels Gallery of Golden Library on the Portales campus. The exhibit will open Friday, Oct. 22, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit will remain open during library hours until Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Over 125 entries were received to be judged by Jan Lloyd, an instructor of graphic and media art at Clovis Community College. Of the entries, 66 were chosen to be displayed in the current show.
This student juried show is coordinated by the gallery management class taught by Mary Finneran. According to Caitlin Lindsey, an interdisciplinary art major in the class, there is a great amount of work that goes into coordinating a gallery show. “Once all the artwork was delivered for the show we started to arrange and re-arrange the artwork in the gallery. Over two weeks of work went into hanging this one exhibit’s pieces.”
According to assistant professor of art Brad Hamann, “The wide variety of pieces is very striking.” Students entered artwork using media ranging from paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, costume design, metal work and digital imaging and animation
Some unique pieces Hamann mentions are “a sculpture incorporating rifle cartridges, a trio of ‘hateful little things’ made from celluclay and paper, a fairy queen made from steel and copper wire, a comic book, and several costumes from the show ‘Zombie Circus.’”
Lindsey says the peace symbol entries stand out the most to her. “They are made by two artists’ ideas of peace on the subject of love and war, respectively. However, to get the whole experience you must come out to the Runnel's Gallery to stand between these two artworks so you can reflect on your understanding of peace and what it truly means to you.”
A catalog was created to accompany the show as well and will be available during the opening reception. Hamann’s class, Professional Practices: Catalog Design, worked closely with ENMU University Printing Services to prepare the catalog before the opening reception.
“We could not have done it without the incredible help of the wonderful people at ENMU University Printing Services,” says Hamann. The cover of the catalog was designed by student Amy McCoy.
The show is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Finneran at 575-562-2752.