Lee Jamison '79 to give artist talk at Meadows Museum of Art November 2
SHREVEPORT, LA — On November 2, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., Centenary alumnus Lee Jamison, class of 1979, will deliver an artist talk for his exhibition Ode to East Texas: The Long Way Home at the Meadows Museum of Art. This event is free and open to the public. Ode to East Texas is currently on display as part of the Meadows Museum’s Fall 2022 exhibition season and will be exhibited through December 3, 2022.
As a Centenary student, Jamison studied under Willard Cooper in the art department. After graduation, he worked as an art instructor at the Barnwell Garden and Art Center in Shreveport, becoming a full-time artist when he moved to Walker County, Texas, in 1983.
Known as an East Texas regionalist painter and muralist, Jamison has most recently been engaged in an effort to, as he describes, “rehabilitate the region as a legitimate subject of uniquely Texan art.” His book Ode to East Texas is an autobiographical piece that discusses the critical lessons he learned and influences he felt at Centenary and the Barnwell as an artist and as a man. His exhibition showcases works from this book as well as other pieces he created as a Centenary student and during his time at the Barnwell Art Center. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection by Jamison’s artistic influences, such as Don Brown, Willard Cooper, and Clyde Connell, are also featured.
“It is only 193 miles on pavement to come home,” Jamison says. “But it was a thirty-eight-year journey between art shows to find the me I should bring home, to demonstrate what Centenary and Shreveport gave me, and helped to make of me.”
About the Meadows Museum of Art
The Meadows Museum of Art is located on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana at 2911 Centenary Boulevard in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Sundays and College holidays. For more information or to schedule field trips, call the Museum at 318.869.5169 or visit themeadowsmuseum.com.