Southeastern spring Senior Exhibition opens April 25


Friday, April 19, 2024 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery will present its spring Senior Exhibition 2024. Featuring artworks created by graduating students in the Department of Visual Art + Design, the exhibition begins April 25 and will remain on display through May 11. The gallery will hold an opening reception to celebrate the Senior Exhibition 2024 on April 25, at 5 p.m.
     Interim Gallery Director Tabitha Nikolai said the Senior Student Exhibition is the most anticipated event of the year and that the exhibition celebrates the talent, creativity, and hard work of Art + Design students who will graduate in May. Multiple ranges of artistic media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, new media animation, graphic design, photography, and theatre design, are represented in the show. Each artwork reflects the artistic perspectives, interests, and skills of the graduating students, she said.
     “The exhibition gives the senior students a chance to show off their creations in a professional gallery setting and showcase their talent for the benefit of the local community, faculty, family, friends, and art enthusiasts,” Nikolai said. “It also serves as a platform for students to engage with the public, create contacts, extend their resume and receive feedback on their artwork.” 
     Students exhibiting artwork include the following: Abby Garaudy of Loranger, Aidan Hodges of Denham Springs, Alyssa D’Alessandro of Slidell, Ashlyn Barwick of Metairie, Ashlynn Zimmerman of Brusly, Ava Holloway of Bogalusa, Bailey Favalora of Norco, Craig Rome Jr. of Denham Springs, Daina Morris of Slidell, Dorothy St. Pierre of Larose, Dylan Stilley of Ponchatoula, Ethan Gabriel of Pearl River, Ethan Morris of Ocean Springs, Miss., Ginina Biondini of Covington, Haley Villneuve of Hammond.
     Also exhibiting artwork are Haylee Arceneaux of Geismar, Jade Hurst of Amite, Jennifer Lundberg of Shreveport, Josue Castillo of Independence, Kelvon Jackson of Hammond, Logan Zimmerman of Brusly, Lucas Balli of Bush, Mia Ashae Smith of Springfield, Mia Osborne-Cambias of Mandeville, Phanuwat Lekdee of Thailand, Sarah Marino of Mandeville, Shelly Hoffstadt of Kentwood, Taylor Boquet of Mandeville, and Uciel Rodriguez of Mexico.
     The gallery is located in East Strawberry Stadium on campus at 411 Ned McGehee Dr. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
     For more information about the exhibition, contact Nikolai at or at 985-549-5080. To keep up with gallery events, visit

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