Southeastern art gallery announces fall schedule

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

     HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University's Contemporary Art Gallery will hold a series of exhibitions and a workshop this semester at the gallery located in East Strawberry Stadium.

     Curator Dale Newkirk announced the first two exhibitions – Southern Graphics National Printmaking Exhibition and New Media Gallery: Kevin Jones Installation – will both start Aug. 30 and run simultaneously through Sept. 21.

     "Southern Graphics is the national professional organization for fine art printmakers," Newkirk said. "The exhibit is a traveling exhibition of the Southern Graphic membership, representing some of the most interesting and influential printmakers working in the field."

     Newkirk added the exhibit will include works by a variety of printmakers in the field demonstrating a number of techniques used today, including digital prints, silk-screen, etching, engraving and lithography.

     The New Media Gallery will feature the video artwork of Kevin Jones, professor at Tulane University.

     "Kevin Jones' conceptually based video installation uses new technologies to explore the world around us," Newkirk said.

     Also on tap is a series of Fanfare exhibitions, lectures and workshops from Oct. 4 through Nov. 2. "A Room of Her Own" will feature paintings by Karen Ann Meyers; the photography of Evan Baden will be presented in "Technically Intimate;" special guest artist and Southeastern alumna Elizabeth Ann Chase, who was recently accepted into graduate school at the Philadelphia School of Fine Art, will exhibit her work; and the work of Maya Erdelyi-Perez will be featured in the New Media Gallery.

     From Oct. 21-26, a week-long printmaking workshop will be offered by Jon Swindler. Based in Athens, Ga., Swindler is an artist and a member of the printmaking and book arts faculty at the University of Georgia. He works in a variety of print media, including lithography, woodcut, etching, monotype, and screenprint. The workshop is free open to the public. Reservations to participate can be made by calling 985-549-5080.

     The semester will conclude with the 2012 Senior Exhibition Nov. 15 through Dec. 8, which will feature various works and styles of art contributed by senior students in Southeastern's visual arts program.

     All exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday. For more information, contact the visual arts program at 985-549-2193 or Newkirk at 985-549-5080.

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