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Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College announces spring 2022 exhibitions

Detail shot of "Taming the Chaotic Mind" by Libby Rowe

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary’s Meadows Museum of Art will present six different exhibitions during the spring 2022 semester, featuring newly-created works by local artists and pieces curated from both the Museum’s permanent collection and a local private collection of Southern art. In addition to the exhibitions offered in the Meadows, Centenary art major Hailey Ross will present her senior exhibition, Median, at the College’s Turner Art Center.

“Each of our campus's spring exhibitions include art that was made in the South, highlighting the talents of both our Centenary community and region,” said Alissa Klaus, director of the Meadows Museum. “We have a large-scale installation created by a San Antonio artist, an art collection centered around Southern Art, and short-term installations by student artists, an alumna, a local photographer, and student curators. I hope that visitors encounter work that makes them contemplate their everyday social interactions and consider others' perspectives.”

Spring 2022 Exhibition Schedule

Taming the Chaotic Mind

Libby Rowe

January 18 – April 23, 2022

Suspended silhouettes of everyday items – laundry, children on swings, birds on a wire – overlaid with imagery and text hang from the gallery ceiling and walls. Contained within the gallery walls, the overwhelming installation gives physical embodiment to the chaos of Rowe’s constant inner dialogue.

 

The Southern Art Collection of Eric Hess and Frank Thaxton

January 18 – April 23, 2022

The private art collection of Shreveport locals Eric Hess and Frank Thaxton. The collection is comprised of Southern art.

 

Frost

Riana Seidenberg ‘25

January 18 – February 4, 2022

This large-scale charcoal installation is based on an original charcoal drawing, Intrusion, that Seidenberg created in February 2021. Exploring the feeling of involuntarily being watched and expectations of women to be warm and welcoming while simultaneously alert for danger, this installation depicts a scowling female subject surrounded by a serene tree landscape.

 

Median

Hailey Ross '22

January 18 - February 4, 2022

Turner Arts Center

Twelve large-scale watercolor paintings highlight how our day-to-day transitional spaces are uncared for and poorly designed. Increasing class divides become more physically apparent as our city neglects to fund and revitalize these areas, and these spaces are further threatened by climate change. Ross invites viewers to contemplate how the backdrops where we sit, idle, speed, swerve, break, and steer our lives are currently mismanaged and to pull over, stop, get out, examine, then reclaim these spaces as our own.

 

(Mostly) Southern Dreams and Nightmares: Chapter One, Dreams

Scarlett Hendricks

February 8 – 25, 2022

Part of a larger project-in-progress, these works express Hendricks’s belief in the possibility of photographic portraiture capturing a moment of insight into someone's spirit and the possibility that through photography we might imaginatively interact with that person over and over through time.

 

What Happened Is Happening

Sarah Duet ‘11

March 7 – April 1, 2022

Duet created this collection of blackout poems, a visual art piece as much as it is a literary one, during the COVID-19 pandemic. After “blacking out” most of the words on a page of found text—from newspapers, old books, or magazines—what remains creates new meaning in the form of a poem. Divided into seven parts, the collection explores societal chaos, relationships, hidden histories, self-reflection, spirituality, creativity, and questions of what comes next.

 

Instant Memory: The Polaroids of Andy Warhol

Curated by Anna Jane Storms ’23 and Jae Tuggle ’25, student curators

April 5 – 23, 2022

Why is instant photography so alluring? Throughout his career, Andy Warhol captured thousands of his social circle with his Polaroid camera. Many people do the same today, capturing their friends and family with instant film cameras. Exploring themes of nostalgia and friendship, Storms and Tuggle ask why the Polaroid has become such an iconic tool to capture memory.

The Meadows Museum will be open from January 18 through April 23 this spring.

 

COVID-19 Safety

All visitors must be fully vaccinated with a booster and wear a mask* for the entirety of their visit. All museum visits must be limited to two hours in duration.

*KN95 masks or the equivalent are encouraged. Masks must be made of multiple layers of tightly woven fabric that fits snugly around the face, covers the nose, mouth, and chin, and secures with ear loops or ties behind the head. The following face coverings are not acceptable: bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with a valve or vent. We will have disposable masks available for visitors that need one.

More information about COVID-19 protocols, exhibits, and upcoming events is available at themeadowsmuseum.com.

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, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.

 

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