Meadows Museum of Art to host public art critiques this summer

SHREVEPORT, LA – The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College will host two public art critiques this summer, providing an opportunity for local artists and art supporters to engage with each other and with their art in a new way. The art critiques will be held on Saturday, June 22, and Saturday, July 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Meadows Museum. The events are free and open to the public.

At each critique, four local artists will present up to five recent or in-progress works. Each artist will have 30 minutes to introduce their work and field questions from the other artists and the audience. The artwork will be temporarily displayed in the Meadows Museum during the critiques.

Artists for the June 22 event are Connie Eaton, a watercolor artist; Tony McDonald, who creates abstract landscapes of West Central Louisiana; Jaylin Monroe, an illustrator and character designer; and Tama Ripps Nathan, a versatile artist working in a variety of genres. More information and links to individual artists’ websites can be found at

“Since the Meadows does not have exhibitions over the summer, we decided to host some public programming that would allow us to continue to fulfill our mission of engaging the community through innovative academic discourse of the arts while taking advantage of our empty summer walls,” explained Meadows Museum director Alissa Klaus. “This particular event was inspired by a similar program hosted at Crosstown Arts in Memphis. We hope that these events will build community with and between artists and the public, allow artists to get feedback on their work, and generate discussion about art more generally. The public art critiques will be great for audience members who already love engaging with art and artists and will also be a good entry point for others who want to learn how.”


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. During the academic year, 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, including summer break. For more information or to schedule field trips, call the Museum at 318.869.5169 or visit

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