Eastern New Mexico University’s campus has a vibrant atmosphere, artistic style and beautiful landscaping. Here are five unique art spots to check out on campus this spring!
- Communication Center
If you happen to be driving around at night, take a cruise down South Avenue N. and peer through the windows of the Communication Building. Beautiful wall sculpture during the day turned illuminated decor during the night, “The Art of Realization” by Deanne Sabeck is a must see at any time!
- Administration Building
Although many students tend to shy away from the older buildings on campus, the striking architecture, rich history and one of the most beautiful murals in any public building in the United States, take this building to number four on our list. If you ever need to visit the office of the registrar, pick up a check or obtain an activity sticker, set aside some time to take a stroll through the building. Be sure to take the main stairs and view Lloyd Moylan’s tempura on plaster mural of “The 12th Chapter of Ecclesiastes.”
As the newly renovated building on campus, the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building houses many artworks created by prominent artists from both New Mexico and out of state. Although the innovate architecture is enough to prod even the non-liberal arts students to peruse through the building out of curiosity, the hanging art displayed in designated spaces along the walls deserves a second glance.
- Science Building/ Roosevelt Hall
South Avenue K is likely the most traveled road on Campus, with the Science Building and Roosevelt Hall sitting side-by-side. Nestled in-between both buildings is perhaps one of the most unique but vastly underrated sculptures on campus. “The Nucleus” by Susan Wink is an intricately designed scientific-meets-artistic wonder and another must see on campus.
Also, while you happen to be near the science building, walk inside and take a look at “Illumifusion” by Robert Smart, the 12 hand-carved cell cast acrylic relief panels with images derived from all branches of science.
- Art and Anthropology Building/ Runnels Gallery in Bernalillo Hall
As ENMU’s second home to art students, the Art and Anthropology Building is filled with creative talent and stunning visuals that deserve visitor recognition. Throughout the semester, the halls of the art department are filled with student work in multiple mediums from graphic design to painting to pastels.
Also, the Runnels Gallery is currently located on the second floor of Bernalillo Hall. The Gallery is open to the public.