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Tiny Circus, printmaking exhibit coming to Southeastern Art Center

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Tiny Circus, an interactive video animation project, and a juried printmaking exhibit featuring works from artists around the country will highlight upcoming offerings at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
     A collaborative project initiated at Grinnell College in Iowa by Carlos Ferguson and other artists, Tiny Circus uses stop-motion animation to explore various subjects in a creative storytelling structure. Scheduled to be at the Contemporary Art Gallery Sept. 30 – Oct. 5, participants from the show – who transport their studio in a modified Airstream trailer – will  work with groups of Southeastern students to create new videos.
     “Tiny Circus employs a collaborative approach by doing workshops to explain the method, then working closely with groups to plot out a storyline and develop and create the materials used in the video,” explained Dale Newkirk, gallery curator.
     “Pressure: the National Juried Printmaking Exhibition” will be shown in the center Oct. 5-Nov. 13. Anita Jung, associate professor of printmaking at the University of Iowa is serving as juror for the exhibit, which features prints from 26 different artists.
     Newkirk said because of Jung’s reputation in the field, the exhibit has attracted some of the foremost printmakers in the nation.
     “This has turned into an impressive group of artists who will be exhibiting here,” he said.
     A reception for both exhibits will be held Oct. 5 from 5 – 7 p.m. The Contemporary Art Center, located in 100 East Stadium next to Clark Hall, is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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