Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: February 4, 2013
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University graphic design student Danielle Cloern, right, steps back to view the wooden sculpture "Altar of the Wetlands," as artist John Valentino provides details at the university's Faculty Art Exhibition at the show's opening Thursday (Jan. 31) night. At left is junior Naomi Rodger of Madisonville. Valentino's work is a prototype of a much larger sculpture he plans to display at the annual Burning Man Festival in August in Black Rock Desert, Nev. The free Faculty Art Exhibit is located in Southeastern's Contemporary Art Center and runs through February. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday.