Southeastern Art Gallery to host student exhibition

Thursday, March 6, 2014
by: Rene Abadie

HAMMOND – Students in Southeastern Louisiana University's Visual Art + Design program will be exhibiting their works over several weeks at the annual Student Fine Art Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery in East Strawberry Stadium.

The opening ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be held March 13 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 10.

Representatives from The National Association of Schools of Art and Design, or NASAD, will be in attendance to evaluate the work and the gallery itself for the program's accreditation.

Hosting over 500 pieces, the exhibition will display work of all class levels from the past several semesters. Dale Newkirk, director of the Contemporary Art Center, said the artwork will be hung salon style, floor-to-ceiling, similar to that of old European galleries.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The gallery is closed on Fridays.

For more information, contact the gallery at 985-549-5080.


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