Celebrating Art

Louisiana artists' works are showcased at Southeastern's President's Residence

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Streetcar Named Desire

"Streetcar Named Desire" by Alex Demyan

Fine art can be found throughout Southeastern's campus, and the university's President's Residence is no exception. The 8th Annual Louisiana Fine Arts Showcase featuring 51 Louisiana artists recently was held at the on-campus residence, where the art will be enjoyed for the upcoming year by guests attending events at the venue.

Art at the President's Residence rotates annually, with new works introduced each year at the Fine Arts Showcase. This year's exhibit is the largest ever presented and includes a variety of works in painting, photography, ceramic, sculpture, paper, wood, steel, iron and glass.


"Flourish IV" by Teresa Cole

According to curator Dale Newkirk, professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and curator/director of University Art Galleries, high points of the exhibit include:

  • Teresa Cole's print entitled "Flourish IV," which uses New Orleans style architectural ornamentation

  • Jim Graham's small painting, which is a mixture of landscape and still-life space that merges into abstraction

  • John Pellitteri's sculpture that combines pitch forks and church steeple forms into an evocative sculpture that speaks of the south

  • Michel Varisco's large-scale environmental landscape of a decaying cypress forest

Southeastern regularly promotes and recognizes the talent of Louisiana artists through events like the Fine Arts Showcase as well as the Contemporary Art Gallery and the Fine Art Collection.

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