Southeastern Art Gallery announces spring schedule

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery will hold a series of exhibitions this semester at the gallery located in East Strawberry Stadium.
     Curator Dale Newkirk announced the first event, the Faculty Exhibition, will run from Jan. 26 to Feb. 24. Featuring the works of 19 professors and instructors, the annual exhibition includes art works of various media that represent the individual talents and artistic concentrations in which the artists specialize. The exhibition includes an opening reception from 5 7 p.m. on Jan. 26.
     Also on tap is the Student Exhibition from March 8 through April 5, with an opening reception from 5 7 p.m. on March 8.
     “The annual Student Exhibition is a juried show featuring artwork produced by Southeastern’s visual arts students. This comprehensive exhibition will highlight artwork from all of the major visual arts concentrations offered at Southeastern,” Newkirk said.

     “This exhibition is an excellent opportunity to see the very best of what some of Southeastern’s most talented visual art students are creating.”
The semester will conclude with the 2012 Spring Senior Exhibition April 26 through May 12 and will feature various works and styles of art contributed by senior students in the university’s visual arts program.
     “The Visual Arts Senior Exhibition provides an opportunity for graduating seniors to showcase their work in a professional setting and to demonstrate the talents they have refined and augmented over the course of their education,” Newkirk said. “The seniors’ exhibitions will display the very best of their bodies of work in their respective visual arts concentrations. All faculty members, students, members of the community, and family of the graduating seniors are invited to view this exhibition and recognize the talent demonstrated by the graduating senior artists.”
     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 and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday. For more information, contact the visual arts program at 985-549-2193 or Newkirk at 985-549-5080.

More News...