Contemporary Art Gallery announces fall schedule

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Contemporary Art Gallery has announced its fall schedule to include exhibitions, events, lectures, and workshops featuring several renowned artists.

All events are free and open to students, faculty, and the general public. The gallery is located at 100 East Stadium, next to Clark Hall and Strawberry Stadium.

The season begins Sept. 4, with the exhibit "Visual Telegrams" by internationally acclaimed graphic designer Richard B. Doubleday, assistant professor in the Department of Graphic Design at LSU. An opening reception will be held in the gallery that evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run until Oct. 1.

A printmaking workshop for students will be offered Oct. 8-10, with international visual artist David Dubose, who has been recognized for his use of paper to create original prints and mixed medium works. Dubose is currently an assistant professor of drawing and foundations at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

A multi-artist series will run in the gallery Oct. 16- Nov. 7. "Street Art to Gallery Art" will feature works by artists Joseph Staples of Vancouver, Canada, and painter and graphic designer Chic Connell of Nashville. Both are individuals who have moved their artwork from the streets to the gallery, while preserving a style developed from street art techniques.

Running in the Video Gallery in the same exhibition will be Lisa K. Blatt's "Spinning on the Enola Gay Runway Until I Make Myself Sick." Blatt is a photographer whose work focuses on the light, beauty, and simplicity of the desert and other extreme landscapes. She has won numerous awards and residencies in the United States, Chile and Antarctica.

The series will also feature the Alumni Designers Exhibition, guest curated by award-winning, local photo journalist and graphic designer Tony Romain. A former Southeastern student, photographer and designer at the student newspaper "The Lion's Roar," Romain is currently a creative contributor for 5 Stones Media in Hammond.

The last event of the season will be the annual Senior Exhibition. The exhibition will run Nov. 20 through Dec. 13 and will feature works of senior art students at Southeastern. An opening reception will be held Nov. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.

For more information, contact the gallery at 985-549-5080 or via email to Gallery Director Dale Newkirk at

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