On Friday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Golden Student Success Center held a Plate Exhibition in the Runnels Gallery. Attendees were given the opportunity to bid on their favorite plates. The bidding started at $20. According to Runnels Gallery Manager, Bryan Hahn, the money will be used to work on making scholarships available to people who work at the gallery. The plates were created by alumni, current students and faculty. “We got together over the summer and created art together,” Hahn said. “It was a nice sense of community.”
Hahn explained that the art wasn’t meant to be complicated, and that it was really about creativity and communal sense. “It doesn’t matter what level of expertise you have, it’s all about being creative and exploring thought,” said Hahn. “You just take a chance and you never know what you're going to create."
Avery Loya, a Runnels Gallery employee and student at ENMU, explained how the process was all about creative expression. “We weren’t given any sort of prompt to create our plate designs, we just were able to do whatever we wanted.”
“The event was all about giving support to the students,” said Van Thang, another Runnels Gallery employee and ENMU student. “The purpose of the event is to support students financially and then to appreciate their work as well.”