Southeastern's ‘Let's Talk: Art’ series continues April 29

Monday, April 27, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The spring 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 Library, continues Wednesday, April 29.

Scheduled at 5 p.m. in the Hammond Regional Arts Center in downtown Hammond, the series will present a lecture by Dillon Raborn, graduating senior in art history. Raborn will discuss "Max Ernst's Collage Novels: The Alchemical Reassemblage of a New World Mythology."

Raborn's talk is a discussion of the technique of collage as realized by the surrealist Max Ernst, with special emphasis on his collage novels of the 1930s. Within these collage novels resides evidence of the fundamental characteristics of surrealism, including alchemy, various occult practices, psychoanalysis, and the destruction and emergence of a new mythology for the post World War I era.

Upcoming lectures are scheduled Wednesday, May 13, - "Hammond Art Guild Panel Discussion" moderated by artist Roland Guidry; 5 p.m. at the Arts Center; and Wednesday, June 10, - "Mardi Gras Subcultures" by photographer Phillip Colwart; 5 p.m. at the Arts Center.

All lectures are free and open to the public. The Hammond Regional Arts Center is located at 217 E. Thomas Street, directly across from the Columbia Theatre. For more information, call Eric Johnson at (985) 549-3962.

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