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Southeastern's fall series ‘Let's Talk: Art’ begins Sept. 24


Tuesday, September 23, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The fall series of "Let's Talk: Art," sponsored jointly by Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC), and the Friends of Sims Memorial Library, kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m. at the HRAC, 217 E. Thomas Street, across from the Columbia Theatre.

Bill Diller, Southeastern instructor of drawing, will speak on "Collaborations and Influences."

The lecture is a discussion of the artist's work and influences while working with his wife, artist Cynthia Giachetti. Diller will also discuss other artists' collaborative efforts and the fertile ground that can be found in artistic collaboration.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Future talks are scheduled as follows:

• Wednesday, Oct. 22: "Richard Serra: The Semiotics of Space and Spirituality" by Dillon Rayborn, senior student in art history; 5 p.m., Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery.

• Wednesday, Nov. 12: "Accalia and the Swamp Monster" by Kelli Scott Kelley, professor in the LSU School of Art; 5 p.m., in the Hammond Regional Arts Center.

• Wednesday, Nov. 19: "An Infinity of Issues: Navigating the Changing Discipline of Art Conservation in a Global Society" by Maude Cusimano, senior student in art history; 5 p.m., Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery.

For more information, call the library at (985) 549-3962.




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