Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES —The Department of Art is presenting "Food Poisoning," an art exhibit sponsored by Family and Consumer Sciences and the Golden Library. The exhibit is available for viewing in The Runnels Gallery during library hours from Feb. 23-April 4.
The Runnels Gallery is located in the Golden Library on the ENMU campus in Portales. Gallery hours are Sunday, noon-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Admission is free.
The reception will be from 2–4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23..
"Food Poisoning" is a dynamic look into the edible world. This exhibition explores our vastly diverse relationships with food. Pieces demonstrate how consumables influence the world in different ways, posing both personal and social questions. Students show their various perspectives relating to the theme of food through sculpture, photography, painting, digital images, and drawings.
At the reception, experience edible art, and the visual excitement that occurs in delicious paintings. Awards will be announced, and viewers will have the opportunity to speak with artists featured in the show.
The show, which is a part of the upcoming Smithsonian food exhibit, received entries from 24 artists competing for their spot in the exhibit. Christopher Calderon, ENMU Gallery Manager, says the show is a "creative tie into Key Ingredients and the hope was that it would bring about a more creative response to the traditional still-life." Key Ingredients is a Smithsonian food exhibit coming to ENMU.
Special thanks go out to juror Caroline Brooks, Assistant Director of the Roswell Museum and Art Center. For further information, call 575.562.2624, or e-mail email@example.com.