Southeastern Faculty Exhibit runs through Feb. 25
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Members of Southeastern Louisiana University art faculty are exhibiting their work in the annual Faculty Exhibition at the university’s Contemporary Art Center in East Strawberry Stadium.
The exhibit will run through Feb. 25 and features various works and styles of art contributed by members of the faculty of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
“The show is in many ways a portrait of the department,” explained Dale Newkirk, who said the artworks exhibited were all created in the past year.
The styles of art in the exhibit vary from thought-provoking paintings and photography to pottery depicting local traditions and wildlife.
One piece can be heard upon entering the gallery. Edward Morin’s work consists of an LED display using stop-motion animation to a recitation of the Hebert Weir Smyth translation of the Greek tragedy “Prometheus Bound.”
Newkirk is also displaying his own work at the exhibit, including “Construction/Deconstruction,” an architectural sculpture made from pieces of the former gallery workroom.
“I’ve been working on a series of wall-mounted sculptures made of common construction lumber, paint and encaustic,” said Newkirk. “These sculptures are constructed, then cut apart and reformed, revealing surprising visual relationships and interior spaces.”
Other artists showcasing their work this year are Ben Diller, Trish Ramsey, Ernest Milsted, Sarah Wiseman, Yvonne James, C. Roy Blackwood, Dennis Sipiorski, Kevin Saizman, Kim Finley, Nancy Sharon Collins, Gary Keown, Jean Flint, John Valentino, Jeff Mickey and Bethany Souza.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 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.
For more information, contact Newkirk at 985-549-5080.