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Southeastern's Sims Library to host ‘Let's Talk Art’ spring series beginning February 25


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The newly-expanded spring series of "Let's Talk: Art," sponsored jointly by Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Library, begins Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, located at 217 East Thomas Street directly across from the Columbia Theatre.

Eric Johnson, director of Sims Memorial Library, will discuss "The Theft of the Mona Lisa." In 1911, the unthinkable happened--Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre Museum. This talk is a discussion of the details of the theft of the iconic painting, exploring how and why it occurred, and it will highlight some of the surprisingly famous suspects in the heist.

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call Eric Johnson at (985) 549-3962.

Future talks in the series are scheduled as follows:

• Thursday, Feb. 26: "Katrina Zombies," artist Blake Boyd, 5 p.m. at Hammond Regional Arts Center.

• Wednesday, March 25: "Establishing a Parallel Practice," Leah Floyd, instructor of photography, 5 p.m. at Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery.

• Wednesday, April 29: "Max Ernst's Collage Novels: The Alchemical Reassemblage of a New World Mythology" Dillon Raborn, senior in art history; 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center.

• Wednesday, May 13: "Hammond Art Guild Panel Discussion," moderated by artist Roland Guidry; 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center.

• Wednesday, June 10" "Mardi Gras Subcultures" by photographer Phillip Colwart; 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center.

For more information, contact Johnson at 985-549-3962.




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