Southeastern summer art show features artist Nicole Charbonnet

Thursday, June 30, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery will feature an exhibit of works titled “Palimpsest” by artist Nicole Charbonnet of New Orleans.
     Palimpsest refers to a form of artwork characterized by the superimposition of textures, images, words and washes of paint and fabric intended to reveal a memory through semi-transparency of the pre-existing structures, explained Dale Newkirk, professor of art and director of the gallery.
     The exhibit will run through August 25. The gallery, located at 100 East Strawberry Stadium, is open during the summer from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The show is free and open to the public.
     A New Orleans native, Charbonnet received her master of fine arts degree from Boston University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She has also studied at Academie Goetz in Paris and Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France.
     Among Charbonnet’s awards and honors are grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation of New York, the E.D. Foundation of Ridgefield, N.J., and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation of Montreal. She has also received fellowships from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Artists Foundation of New York, and Art Matters, Inc.
     For additional information, contact the art program at (985) 549-2193.

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