Art Students Travel to New Mexico

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Nineteen Art Students went to Chaco Canyon, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe a few days before spring break. The three professors that planned the trip are Professor Ronald Richmond, Brad Taggart, and Adam Larsen. 

They drove around eight hours to get there, which allowed them to enjoy the scenery. They visited many art galleries and prehistoric places where they learned about art from Native Americans and their architecture. 

Student Mia Topham said,“The Santa Fe trip was an incredible experience. I learned so much about the indigenous culture of New Mexico and I feel so lucky to have been able to go. The art was life-changing and the food was incredible.” 

They had the pleasure to meet two well-recognized artists. One of them is called Michael Bergt who painted using egg tempera and explained the process and his techniques. They also met an artist called Les Namingha, painter and potter. He talked about how his Native American culture influenced his work. 

Student Sean Grant says that “Art is a reflection of our reality.” Which gives people the freedom of expression and creativity. It was a new experience for badgers, they also visited Saint Francis Cathedral and drew the interior for around four hours. 

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