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Centenary's Meadows Museum of Art Hosts Exhibitions through Mid-October

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College's Meadows Museum of Art will kick off the 2006-07 academic year with three exhibitions opening Sunday, Aug. 20.

They are:

  • Louisiana Collects: Paperworks from the Roland-Geist collection of New Orleans, on display Aug. 20 - Oct. 22
  • Cuba Plastica: Recent Art from Cuba, on display Aug. 20 - Oct. 22
  • The Art of Haiti from the Collection of Dr. Henry K. Miller of Baton Rouge on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, Aug. 20 - Oct. 15.

"Concerning Marriages 2, 1964" by Allen Jones, color lithograph 30 x 22 inches

"Rain, 1973" by David Hockney, color lithograph and screenprint 39 x31.5 inches

The Roland-Geist paperworks were first presented at the New Orlenas Museum of Art in 199"7. The works that comprise the collection were removed from the collector's home in the Crescent City by Meadows Museum staff following Hurricane Katrina. Included in this exhibition are etchings and lithographs by Jim Dine, Allen Jones and David Hockney. The beginning of the collection dates to the early 1970s, when George Roland and Gregg Geist visited a trendy hair salon in London. The two were drawn to the vibrant contemporary prints adorning the walls. Their interest later grew into a connoiseurship in fine art prints.

Cuba Plastica features artwork by 10 artists living and working in Cuba. Presented are paintings, drawings, videos, photographs and prints by Juan Carlos Alom, Agustin Bejarano, Zaida del Rio, Juan Roberto Diago, Roberto Fabelo, Alicia Leal, Guillermo Malberti, Juan Carlos Menendez Ruiz, Cirenaica Moreira, and Juan Moreira. Their art translates the daily struggles and suffering of everyday Cuban life into personal artistic responses. This exhibition was organized and circulated by the University of Richmond Museums and is made possible in part with the support of the Associated Colleges of the South.

The Art of Haiti offers a variety of artwork from the Miller collection and is touring in connection with the golden anniversary of that country's Schweitzer Hospital, which is located in the Artibonite Valley.

The Meadows Museum is located on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed on Mondays and some holidays. There is no admission charge for the current exhibits.

For further information, contact Museum Director Dianne Dufilho at 318-869-5169.



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