Southeastern art gallery exhibit opens Thursday

Thursday, January 30, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Contemporary Art Gallery at Southeastern Louisiana University will open its first spring exhibition Thursday, Jan. 30. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Design Faculty Exhibition will remain open through Feb. 27.

Opening night includes a reception at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition will feature artwork by professional artists who are instructors and professors at Southeastern working in all of the major studio disciplines.

"The 2014 exhibition will be the first faculty show for new faculty member Jim Graham, who teaches painting and has three paintings in the exhibition," said Dale Newkirk, associate professor and gallery director. "Also, new this year to the department and their first time in a Southeastern faculty exhibition are Laura Graham and Leah Floyd.  Graham has two sculptures in the exhibition and Leah Floyd has been collaborating with another faculty member, Cristina Molina, on a group of photographs taken on a recent trip to India."

All gallery openings are free to all students, faculty and members of the community.

The Contemporary Art Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with additional hours on Wednesday until 8 p.m. The gallery closes at noon on Friday.

For additional information, call Newkirk at (985) 549-5080.


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