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Southeastern's Contemporary Art Gallery to host season four preview of "Art:21"

Contact: Constance Woods


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery has been chosen to host a preview of the fourth season of “Art:21 -- Art in the Twenty-First Century” during National Arts and Humanities Month.

     The preview, scheduled for Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Contemporary Art Gallery Auditorium, will include a screening of “Ecology,” episode three of the four-part PBS television documentary featuring artists Robert Adams, Mark Dion, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

     “This multi-faceted project introduces public audiences to a diverse range of contemporary visual artists working in the United States and to the art they are producing,” said Gallery Director Dale Newkirk.

     The art exhibit screening is free and open to the public.

     Following the screening, Department of Visual Arts faculty will participate in a panel discussion sponsored by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Refreshments will be provided.

     “Art:21 -- Art in the Twenty-First Century” was produced for PBS by the non-profit contemporary art institution Art21, Inc. Each hour-long episode is structured around a theme that unifies the diversity of each artist.

     The entire series will be broadcast on PBS stations in upcoming weeks.

     The Contemporary Art Gallery is open weekdays 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesdays until 8 p.m.

     For more information, contact Newkirk at 985-549-5080 or the Visual Arts Department at 985-549-2193.

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