Throughout 2014, the Centennial Museum and Welcome Center has presented the Centennial Exhibit Series, showcasing a variety of exhibits dedicated to the first 100 years of the University of Texas at El Paso. The final exhibit in the series is an interactive exhibit showcasing the entries and winners of the Centennial Photo Contest. The exhibit will open with a public reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.
The Centennial Photo Contest was open to UTEP Students, Alumni and Faculty & Staff. Participants were able to submit photographs in variety of categories, including: UTEP Landscapes, Student Life, UTEP Traditions, Arts on Campus, Centennial Celebration Events and Athletic Events. The first round of judges chose the photographs to be included in the exhibit while the second round of judges chose the winning entries.
Those winners will be announced at the exhibit’s opening reception on Nov. 8 at the Centennial Museum. The event will include refreshments and live music.
“The Centennial Photo Contest was a great way to engage our UTEP family in the Centennial Celebration,” said Maribel Villalva, Executive Director of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration. “UTEP is a very special place to so many people and we wanted everyone to capture a special UTEP moment and submit it to the Photo Contest. The submissions were amazing – everything from UTEP’s unique and beautiful architecture, to smiling faces at UTEP events.”
What: Exhibit Opening and Awards Presentation of the Centennial Photo Contest.
When: Opening reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 15, 2015.
Where: Centennial Museum and Welcome Center, corner of Wiggins Road and University Avenue on the UTEP campus.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Information: 747-5565 or 747-6669.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Maribel Villalva, 747-6669.
Maribel Villalva is the executive director of UTEP's Centennial Celebration and the director of its Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.