Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
The two most recent statues on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University will be dedicated during Homecoming activities.
The "In the Loop" statue, just northeast of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. Immediately following, the new Greyhound statue in front of the Campus Union Building will be dedicated.
Members of the Board of Regents will be present at both dedications.
"In the Loop" was created by Santa Fe artist Michael Bergt. The sculpture honors late ENMU attorney Raymond Showers of Sutin, Thayer and Browne in Albuquerque. Showers left the University $10,000 to use for campus art.
The Greyhound sculpture traveled all the way from Xi'an, the People's Republic of China. The 800-pound bronze, painted gray, is a gift of Mr. Huo Baozhu, the president of Shanxi Five Rings Sculptural Art Company.
Mr. Huo met several members of the ENMU administration when they were traveling in China to explore exchange opportunities with Chinese universities. Mr. Huo is expected to attend the dedication ceremony.
The public is invited to both ceremonies.
In the Loop
Greyhound (photos by Richard Salas and Wendel Sloan)