The NMSU University Art Gallery (UAG) unveiled its latest exhibition last week, and it’s not your average art show. “Points of Departure,” a multi-conceptual showcase featuring art in various mediums and a whole lot of community interaction, is on display through December 19.
Click here to learn more uag.nmsu.edu/current/ and read on for our top 3 ways to enjoy this unique, collaborative exhibit.
1. See the Art
From two- and three-dimensional pieces to sound-based performances by NMSU faculty and students, there’s a little bit of everything in this show. Most can be seen in what the exhibition refers to as the laboratory, a “lab-like environment” that “aims to inspire evaluation, interpretation, and experimentation, through interactions with the UAG’s extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historical artworks.”
Other not-to-be-missed works can be seen in a compilation created by MFA students at Towson University in Baltimore Maryland and showcased here via an exchange agreement with NMSU.
2. Vote for the Art
Art critique gets a modern twist in the Curatory, “a community-curated space with both online and offline participants.” Via social media, community members are asked to vote for an artwork to be exhibited in the gallery. “Participants can select artwork by tagging “NMSU Art Gallery” on Facebook, @NMSUArtGallery for Twitter, and @nmsuartgallery on Instagram.” A new piece is selected each week.
3. Make the Art
As part of this interactive show, the UAG has already hosted a papermaking workshop and a presentation on games and play in visual art. If you missed those, it’s not too late to get in on the creative fun. On two more upcoming Wednesdays (Dec. 2 and Dec. 9) everyone is invited to contribute to a collaborative community mural. Artist and NMSU visiting professor Gatis Cirulis and his students will host the sessions and materials are provided.
Or, on Saturday, Dec. 5, NMSU assistant professor Katya Reka will hold a book binding workshop. Art books from the University Art Gallery’s permanent collection will also be on display.
All events are free and open to the public, including children.
Written by Jessica Muncrief
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