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Homecoming exhibit features 35 alumni artists

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND The talents of Southeastern Louisiana University alumni artists will be on display beginning Homecoming Day, Oct. 18, through Nov. 14, in the Alumni Association’s Homecoming Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

     Self-portraits by 35 graduates will be exhibited as part of the university’s weeklong Homecoming celebration. The artists will be honored at a special reception on Homecoming Day from 2-5 p.m. with live music beginning at 3 p.m.

     Exhibiting artists are Steven Abadie, Michael Aldana, Darryl Alello, Joy Austin, Donna Barrene, Chris Baudot, Brenda Bergeron, Mark Biletnikoff, Dawn Bunch, Rebecca Cadro, Deirdre Caruthers, Bianca Chumley, Alexis Cole, Kelly Comeaux, Michael Ebby, Rob Fairburn, Melissa Germeinhardt, and Nicole Godfrey.

     Additional artists include Carla Haltom, Suzanne King, Marianna Kurow, Greta La Barde, Delaina LeBlanc, Matt Litchliter, Rebeca Loreo, Merci Marima, Carla Moll, Martin Needom, Benjamin Netterville, Kelly Pomo, Clint Robinson, Debbie Saik, Caesandra Seawell, Brett Thomas, and Susan Core Willie.

     The Contemporary Art Gallery is located in the area of East Strawberry Stadium that some alumni may remember as the original student union ballroom or as the university bookstore. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

     The art exhibit is just one of many rallying points for graduates returning to their alma mater for Homecoming Week. Highlights of the week’s spirited activities include the bonfire, which will be lighted on Oct. 16 at 8:15 p.m. in the field adjacent to the University Center on University Avenue, the Alumni Awards Evening on Oct. 17, 7 p.m., at Twelve Oaks, and the Alumni Ball at 9 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom.

     On Homecoming Day, Oct. 18, alumni can socialize at college, Greek, and other reunions throughout campus, enjoy the parade which will roll from the University Center to downtown Hammond and back at 2 p.m., tailgating and entertainment in Friendship Circle, and the Southeastern vs. Northwestern football game at 6 p.m.

     For additional information about Homecoming 2008, visit or call the Alumni Association, 985-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

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