Date(s) - 01/19/2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Nearly one dozen Western New Mexico University students will have work in the Hope exhibition, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church and juried by local painter Gay Marks and WNMU alumnus and sculptor Maurice Camacho.
Intended to reflect a hopeful expression of spirituality, this exhibit was inspired by the church’s Reverend Jared Secret’s observation of Renaissance art at The Getty Center in Los Angeles.
According to the prospectus, “The subjects of Renaissance art grew from mostly biblical scenes ultimately to events of contemporary life. Today, spirituality is considered to be the recognition of a sense that there is something greater than oneself. The premise of the show is to challenge the artist to express a hopeful perspective that results from a connection with your ‘something greater.’”
Centered around a diverse notion of hope through spirituality, the Hope exhibition will take place on Wednesday, January 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church (300 W. College Ave.).
Any degree-seeking WNMU student was allowed up to two entries, and no entry fee was charged. A total of $1,000 in award money will be distributed ($500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd and $200 for 3rd), and winners will be announced at 7 p.m. on the evening of the show.
“The opportunity for students to show at an off-campus exhibit and experience awards juried by professionals is certainly beneficial and exciting,” said WNMU Expressive Arts faculty member Courtney Michaud.