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Sipiorski curates coastal photography exhibit

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Dennis Sipiorski, head of the Department of Visual Arts at Southeastern Louisiana University, has curated “10 Years of Coastal Landscape Photography,” an exhibition of more than 100 photographs on display through June 30 at the Nicholls State University Folk Art Center in Chauvin, La. 

     The exhibit represents the creativity of more than 100 artists who have participated over the last decade in a May photography workshop at the LUMCON Science Center.  Sipiorski has been leading student workshop field trips to Louisiana’s coastal islands for the past ten years. Students from throughout the United States have created black and white photographs as well as drawings and paintings documenting the changes to the endangered wetlands. The photographs on exhibit were selected from more than 600 images in the center’s collection.

     The exhibit, featuring Cajun music, opens with a reception at the Nicholls Folk Art Center in Chauvin on Saturday, May 23, 1-3 p.m. For more information contact Sipiorski at 985-549-5206 or the Chauvin Sculpture Garden, 5337 Bayouside Drive, Chauvin, LA, 985-594-2546.

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