Southeastern's fall series ‘Let's Talk: Art’ begins next week

Monday, September 23, 2013
by: Tonya Lowentritt


HAMMOND – The fall series of "Let's Talk: Art," sponsored jointly by Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Memorial Library, kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas Street, across from the Columbia Theatre.

Associate Professor of New Media and Animation John Valentino will present "Alter of the Wetlands," based on the large-scale sculpture project that he and the NOLA Burners created for Nevada's Burning Man Festival in August. Having received much local and national publicity, Valentino will discuss his motivation for the project and his experiences at the festival.

Future talks are scheduled as follows:

•    Wednesday, Oct. 16:  "Sofonisba Anguissola: Virtuosa of the Italian Renaissance" by Skyler Simoneaux, graduate in art history; 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center.

•    Wednesday, Nov. 13:  "Rescuing Renaissance:  The Restoration of Florence's Renaissance Treasures Following the Flood of 1966" by Mary Maude Cusimano, senior in art history;  5 p.m., Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery

For more information, call the library at 549-3962.


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