Art and history meet in a collaboration between Corrales Historical Society and the University of New Mexico to exhibit sculptures by UNM students in April.
The show is entitled, “Juntos,” which translates in English to “together.”
Professor Randall Wilson instructs these students in beginning and advanced sculpture classes, according to a Corrales Historical Society news release. With the support of Jayant Kumar, the exhibit will take place at Historic Old San Ysidro Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10.
It’s free and open to the public. Any state COVID restrictions apply.
The show will present sculptures produced in three studio assignments: Characters, Constructions and Bird Baths. The works are created in cast concrete, steel, wood and paper mâché.
“The creative work presents both the cannons of fine art and the functional potential as identifiers of beauty and its role in art as design/design as art,” Wilson said in the release. “A powerful foray into the value found in community, making with its presentation of sculpture inside of a gathering place — a historical building, the Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales. The Old Church is an incredible environment that exemplifies the value found in sculpture and its historical prominence in New Mexico.”
Sun and Fire food vendors from Jemez Pueblo will provide food with Native American roots during the two days of the show. They’ll serve breakfast and lunch, featuring favorites such as Frito pies, burritos, chili stew with Pueblo bread, enchilada plates and more.
Sales must be in cash.
For more information, visit corraleshistory.org.