November 25, 2013
Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that recently two college students from Mesalands Community College and 15 dual enrolled students from Tucumcari High School took a trip to Santa Fe, NM to visit art museums. This field trip was part of the student’s Drawing I class at Mesalands.
“Part of the education for these students is to get them outside what they’re used to and their normal daily routine. Plus, I had never been to Santa Fe and I know the Georgia O’Keefe Museum is a really big deal,” Robert Moreau, Fine Arts Faculty at Mesalands said. “When you live in a relatively small, rural community, it’s important to be offered the opportunity to go into a more major metropolitan area and look at the art world there.”
The students visited both the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art. Moreau said that the Director of the Georgia O’Keefe Museum stated that the students received compliments from two guards and a docent on their exceptional behavior while touring the museum and that they asked very good questions.
“It was fun and I liked seeing the art. It lets you see different ways people make art. It also allowed us to see more art than what is in Tucumcari,” said Cellisha Martinez, 15, Tucumcari High School student. Martinez also stated that this was her first time visiting Santa Fe.
Tucumcari Public Schools supplied the bus and the driver for the visit to Santa Fe.
“Mr. Moreau like many of our faculty, has truly embraced the idea of dual enrollment with our local high school students. This field trip is just one of the many opportunities that Mesalands offers through our community-friendly programs,” said Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands. “I would like to personally thank Aaron McKinney and Tucumcari Public Schools for their support of this initiative.