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Exhibition and Program Guide

Exhibition and Program Guide

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Centenary in Paris: An Exhibition by First-Year Students

August 23 - October 26, 2014

Centenary in Paris

Opening reception: August 23, 2014, 4:30-6:00 pm

An exhibit of multi-disciplinary works created during the immersion term by students in Art, Business, English, Psychology, and Theatre sections. The reception serves as a grand finale for Centenary’s first immersion term and a time for first-year students to reconnect with their families and meet the rest of campus.

"Relaying: Testimonies on Motherhood Lost” by Mali De-Kalo

September 13-October 25, 2014

Relaying: Testimonies on Motherhood Lost

Curated by Nella Magen Cassouto
Opening reception with artist’s talk:
Sept. 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Sept. 11-18, 2014

Multidisciplinary Israeli artist De-Kalo confronts boundaries between art and social action in this four-channel video installation. Eight women, projected at life size, give testimonies (in English, Arabic, and Hebrew) of Middle Eastern mothers who were forcibly estranged from their children through the breakdown of the family unit. De-Kalo will work with classes and community groups on transforming oral history and personal trauma into art to promote healing. See dekalomali.com.

“With the Beatles” by Enoch Doyle Jeter

September 13-October 25, 2014

Relaying: With the Beatles

Opening reception with artist’s talk:
Sept. 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Sept. 10-13, 2014

An exhibit of lithographs inspired by Beatles’ songs, marking the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the USA. Jeter’s illustrations were published in the book She Loves You by Jude Southerland Kessler. Jeter will conduct student workshops and give gallery talks while in residence. See enochdoylejeterart.com.

“Lennon’s Liverpool:” A Performance by Jude Southerland Kessler

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 7 pm

Lennon\'s Liverpool

Journey to 1950s Liverpool with Lennon biographer Jude Southerland Kessler, to trace the birth of The Beatles through rare photos and music. A book signing will follow. See johnlennonseries.com.

“Imaginary Botanicals: Sculptures in Glass” by Kathleen Elliot

November 8-December 19, 2014

Imaginary Botanicals

This exhibit features two-dozen organic sculptures made of glass. Leaves, fruit, pods, and flowers are reimagined into new species. Natural forms appear in unexpected colors and combinations. Elliot employs flame working for her sculptures, namely treating glass directly with the flame of a torch. This technique allows the artist to create three-dimensional forms, add color and texture, and then assemble complex structures. Each piece takes weeks or months to finish. This Exhibition is organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates. See kathleenelliot.com.

“Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter”

November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

Photographs by Keith Carter

Opening reception with artist’s talk:
Nov. 8, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Nov. 5-9, 2014

Keith Carter is internationally known for creating lyrical, magical representations of the people and cultures of East Texas and the South. The recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Carter has had more than 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries, and is collected by the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Carter will meet with classes, conduct public workshops, and give gallery talks while in residence. The Exhibition was organized by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos. Exhibition Tour management by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. See keithcarterphotographs.com and Carter Images.

“Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial”

November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

Images of Excellence

Opening reception with gallery talk by Conway Link:
Nov. 8, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

This retrospective celebrates the centennial of Link’s birth. It is curated by the Meadows and Link’s son, W. Conway Link, retired LSUS math professor, current LaSIP Site Coordinator at Centenary College and owner of Gallery 1877 on Milam Street.

Shortly after graduating from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1937, O. Winston Link landed a job with Carl Byoir and Associates, a Manhattan-based public relations firm. Link was sent to Louisiana, a client of Byoir, in July 1937 to document commerce, industry, and life in post-Huey P. Long Louisiana. Link captured on 4"x 5" negatives a wide variety of subjects, including rice harvesting, alligator hunting, the blessing of shrimp boats, parties for Governor Richard W. Leche, New Orleans life, bee insemination, the petroleum industry, the Cotton Exchange, and the arrival of new “co-eds” at LSU. A selection from his best-known body of work—Link’s 1950s photographs documenting the last days of steam engines—will also be exhibited, as well as personal and commercial black and white images. Link’s gelatin silver prints are collected by the New Orleans Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others. This exhibit is sponsored by Louisiana Link LLC, 206 Milam St. LLC, and the Shreveport Historic Preservation Society. Other images can be seen at the Milam Street Gallery. See louisianalink.net.

Lecture by Kimberly Parker on “O. Winston Link: Cause and Effect”

November 18, 2014

Lecture by Kimberly Parker

Parker, the former Director of the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, VA, will lecture on Link’s artful and technical mastery in his now famous Norfolk and Western Railroad series. Link creatively used his civil engineering background to illuminate and photograph moving trains at night in perfect focus. She will explore the reasons for this body of work and discuss how it has impacted so much of our photographic and railroad history since its creation. See also linkmuseum.org.

“The Dream Series” by Marlene Tseng Yu

February 21-May 3, 2015

The Dream Series

Opening reception with artist’s talk:
Feb. 21, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm

Yu is the founder of the Rainforest Art Foundation, which attempts to raise environmental awareness through art.
This exhibit is one of seven regional exhibitions called the “Lucky Sevens,” celebrating the artist’s 77th year and the
opening of the Marlene Yu Museum in downtown Shreveport. See marlenetsengyu.com.

“See America: Advertising Our National Treasures through Graphic Design”

February 21-May 3, 2015

See America

Opening reception: Feb. 21, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm

Curated by Centenary’s Communication-New Media students, the Creative Action Network (San Francisco), the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. This exhibition includes works from the See America advertising campaign from the 1930s to present. President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) created the first See America poster series, featuring our country’s most stunning locations to increase tourism and stimulate the economy after the Great Depression. San Francisco’s Creative Action Network (CAN) recently revitalized this series with an international design campaign aimed to support our National Parks. Centenary’s Design Communication students will select the WPA and CAN "See America" posters to be displayed in our galleries. Additionally, the Meadows will exhibit the best professional and student designs submitted from our region, which the Creative Action Network will also host on their website. See seeamericaproject.com.

“#exhibit: Reinterpreting Art from the Permanent Collection”

February 21-May 3, 2015

#exhibit

Curated by students Ben Green & Cadie Hancock

Opening reception with Curators’ talk:
Feb. 21, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm

This exhibit reinterprets the Museum’s permanent collection through the lens of social media to encourage cross generational interaction with the museum, to bring more students into the museum, and to teach the public about the function of hashtags (i.e. #). The exhibition design will mimic current social media posts while the selection will raise questions about Generation Z and their social network conventions.

Senior Art Exhibition

April-May 2, 2016

An exhibition created by a graduating Art major. TBA.

“Concentrations: An Intentional Floor Display of Aromatic Spices” by Stephen Watson

August-October 2015

Concentrations

Watson is a multi-disciplinary conceptual sculptor and an Assistant Professor of Art at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. During his residency, he will use 30 spices to create giant spice “paintings” in the style of Tibetan floor mandalas or Navajo sand paintings. In addition to his installation in the Meadows, Watson will create a “spice trail” across campus, visually connecting the museum with the entire campus, and allowing more individuals to come across and interact with the artist during the work’s installation. Painting with spices is both visually and aromatically engaging. All of the spice paintings are impermanent: they are installed on-site and destroyed after exhibition. Watson views them as markers of being: “temporary evidence that I was here and there, and intentional, physical reminders of the unseen things I leave behind.”

“The World War I Sketchbook of Jean Despujols”

November 2015-February 2016

The World WarISketchbook of Jean Despujols

Despujols was a machine gunner in the French army during WWI. With the help of the History Department, this exhibit will tell the story of major battles in France (e.g. Verdun) experienced by Despujols, and reveal the war-torn people and landscape he movingly depicted.

“Awkward Family Photos: The Exhibition”

January 21-March 21, 2016

Awkward Family Photos

Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, creators of the viral site Awkward Family Photos, will bring their exhibit and themselves to Centenary on their national museum tour. The campus and community will be encouraged to add their own awkward family photos to our gallery walls. All photos courtesy of Awkward Family Photos. AFP Exhibition © 2014 Awkward Family, LLC. All rights reserved. See here.

“Cutting Down the Tree of Life: Raising Environmental Awareness through Haitian Art from the Permanent Collection” with “Wasteland: Charcoal in Haiti” by Jonathan Auch

Spring 2016

Cutting Down the Tree of Life

This two-part exhibit, curated by Emily Fultz (class of 2014), contrasts our Haitian “Tree of Life” paintings from the 1970s and 1980s with contemporary photographs of the country’s deforestation for charcoal fuel production, captured by New York City photojournalist Jonathan Auch. Auch will be in residence on campus to work with students.

“The Fourth North Louisiana Artists’ Triennial Competition”

Fall 2016

Regional artists will compete to participate in this juried exhibit. This competition is designed to provide visibility for artists working in North Louisiana as well as opportunities to meet and talk with arts professionals outside of the region. Selected artists will be invited to meet with classes and give gallery talks during the exhibition.



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