Visiting artist in residence to give upcoming lecture


Monday, April 16, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – The current Southeastern Louisiana University artist-in-residence Abigail Smithson will give a public lecture on Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the Contemporary Art Gallery. “Dear Adam Silver,” a lecture focused around Smithson’s basketball research, is free and open to the public.
     Smithson, who also teaches two introductory photography classes in the Department of Visual Art + Design, loves watching both professional and recreational basketball and sees the games as “a way to engage my surrounding community and to confront the struggles that we face as a country.”
     Smithson will remain in the Hammond area until May 24, when her exhibit about basketball opens in the contemporary art gallery.
     Contemporary Art Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, and Friday 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
     For more information on art exhibits at Southeastern, contact Gallery Director Dale Newkirk at 985-549-5080 or the Visual Arts Department at 985-549-2193.

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