Spectra Gallery housed in the Honors College at The University of New Mexico is hosting an art exhibition titled, Foot Prints Across Time and Along The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, by Professor Troy Lovata’s class.

The exhibition is now on display through the end of the Fall 2022 semester. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quarters by Lazarus Sanchez
Quarters! By Lazarus Sanchez. Image by Roselynn Padilla.

Lovato’s class, The Archeology of Trails, took a four-day, three-night backpacking trip along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area outside Cuba, N.M. This interdisciplinary, experimental course allows students to make explicit and meaningful connections between readings, seminar discussions, and field experience. That is now all reflected in their art that is being showcased in the Spectra Gallery.

Honors student Lazarus Sanchez’s painting, Quarters!, is an expression of his experience throughout the class, it reflects upon the readings, conversations and debates, and the experiences they’ve shared throughout the class. In his painting, he wanted to highlight the “archeology” aspect of the class by referencing both new and old structures.

Located in the Honors College at The University of New Mexico, the Spectra Gallery highlights the creative works of honors students and alumni. The gallery also exhibits contemporary artists through annual solo shows.

Artistic selections are made by a team of UNM faculty members from honors and the art department. Calls for annual student and alumni exhibitions will be made via the Honors College newsletter and social media.

The gallery is open during the week, excluding holidays, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Spectra Art Gallery.