Southeastern ‘Let’s Talk: Art’ continues with April lectures


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – The second and third lectures in the spring series of “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s Department of Visual Art + Design and the Friends of Sims Library, will be held April 17 and April 24, at 5 p.m., at Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
     On April 17, art history student Blair Gallon will present “Hildegard: An Artistic Identity,” discussing how artistic identity became relevant during the Middle Ages through the work of German mystic, illuminator, composer and abbess Hildegard von Bingen. Irene Nero, Southeastern associate professor of visual art, said the presentation will show that before von Bingen’s time artistic identity was rare and deemed improper and that Von Bingen broke the mold as an artist and holy person.
     On April 24, graduating senior Lacie Barbour will present “Faith Ringgold: ‘Dancing at the Louvre.’”
     “Ringgold was ‘an outsider’ in American art in the 1980s, and as a black woman, she had ‘no place’ in the dialogue created earlier by the male-dominated Abstract Expressionists,” Nero said. “With few women artists, and no other black women artists working, Ringgold offered a personal view of life in Harlem, New York, executed in a quilt-like style.”
     For more information, contact Nero at 549-2193.

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