Southeastern's ‘Let's Talk: Art’ celebrates Women's History Month

Monday, March 13, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The second lecture in the spring series of “Let’s Talk: Art,” will celebrate Women’s History Month.
     Melissa Miller, art history concentration student, will present “Miriam Schapiro: Feminist Art and the American Quilt” on Wednesday, March 15, at 5 p.m., at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
     Sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Library, the lecture is free and open to the public.
     “The Canadian-born artist Miriam Schapiro reached beyond what was considered acceptable for women in American art in the mid-twentieth century,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “Miller’s discussion will center on how Schapiro used pre-existing women’s arts and crafts such as quilting, needlework, and painting, to inspire a new and provocative style of art.”
     Future talks include the following:
     • Irene Nero, “Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao Museum in Spain: 20 Years Later,” Wednesday, April 26, 5 p.m., Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery
     • Members of the Hammond Art Guild, “Celebrating 55 Years with the Hammond Art Guild,” Wednesday, May 10, 5 p.m., HRAC, 217 East Thomas St., Hammond.
     For more information, contact Johnson at (985) 549-3962.

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