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Contact: Diane Dufilho, Director, Meadows Museum of Art, 318-869-5169, or Kelsey Johnson, Centenary News Service, 318-841-7265

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

Centenary's Meadows Museum to Host Guest Lecturer and Throw Art Gala

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

SHREVEPORT, LA — In conjunction with Meadows Museum's current exhibit, "Louisiana Collects: Paperworks from the Roland-Geist Collection of New Orleans," the Museum will host a lecture by collector George Roland, owner of the Roland-Geist Collection, Sunday, Oct. 8 from 2–3 p.m. The lecture will be followed by an art gala in Roland's honor.

Roland's lecture, "Collecting or Shopping?," will explain how he and the late Gregg Geist assembled this collection of modern art. Those interested in the collecting process will especially benefit from this lecture, which will be held in the Museum's galleries.

Following his lecture, Roland will be the special guest at an art gala at Ernest's Orleans Restaurant. This gala will feature a silent art auction, poster sale, cocktail buffet, Ernest's menu items and music by Dorsey Summerfield. Hosted by the Friends of Meadows Museum, the gala is intended to serve as a fundraiser to help the Museum purchase textiles and textile mounts for the Jean Despujols exhibition in March 2007. Tickets are $50, and reservations can be made through the Museum up until Oct. 6. Each guest will receive a party favor.

Art for sale will be works by print artists of San Francisco, Chicago and New Orleans in different media including woodblocks, lithographs, etchings and silkscreens.

For more information, contact Diane Dufilho, director of the Meadows Museum of Art, at 318-869-5169, or Nell Cahn, president of the Board of the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum, at 318-861-3040.

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

The Meadows Museum of Art is located on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana at 2911 Centenary Blvd. The Museum is free and open to the public. The Museum's hours of operation are listed below. For further information, or to receive a 2006-07 Exhibition and Program Guide, call 318-869-5040 or visit http://www.centenary.edu/meadows.

General Hours of Operation
Sunday: 1-4 p.m.
Monday: closed
Tuesday: noon-4 p.m.
Wednesday: noon-4 p.m.
Thursday: 1-4 p.m.
Friday: noon-4 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

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