Southeastern to exhibit faculty artwork


Tuesday, August 30, 2022 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery will present “Outside, In,” an exhibit featuring a selection of art works made by faculty in the Visual Arts + Design department at Southeastern. The exhibition will be open from Sept. 1 – 29.
     Faculty exhibiting artwork include Kathryn Baczeski, Lily Brooks, Vanessa Centeno, Ben Diller, Luisa Hernandez, Eric Huckabee, Mitchell Long, Ernest Milsted, Cristina Molina, Dale Newkirk, Chad Serhal, Hasmig Vartanian, and Tom Walton.
     The exhibit was curated by Leslie-Claire Spillman, owner and director of Spillman-Blackwell Fine Art in New Orleans, whose external perspective uncovered many thematic connections coursing throughout the faculty’s individual practices.
Spillman said that themes related to local landscape, urbanism, and artistic empathy are prevalent throughout the show.
     “While seemingly disparate at first glance, the works in this exhibition are constructed out of a desire to formalize the internal, to flush out ideas, and to a tangible result to that exploration, bringing to the surface, to the outside, what is within,” she said. “With artists using so many different approaches to achieve this, my hope is that viewers find inspiration in the limitlessness of the possibilities of this experience.”
     The gallery will host an opening reception to celebrate the exhibition and its artists on Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. Several of the artists will be present.
     For more information about the exhibition, contact Gallery Director Cristina Molina via email at or by phone at 985-549-5080.

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