Loyola University New Orleans

Current Exhibition

Alumni Highlights Exhibition

October 2, 2014 – January 15, 2015
Opening Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Gallery, October 2, 5-7 p.m.
4th Floor, Monroe Library

Peter Barnitz, "Reconciliation" and Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton, "Leftovers"

Peter Barnitz ’04 received his M.F.A. in sculpture and painting from the University of New Orleans in 2011. He established the Barnitz Academy of Fine Art, where he instructs art workshops for children and adults. He is a collective member of the TEN Gallery and works as the artist-in-residence at Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.

Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton ’02 is an educator, graphic designer, and image maker. She is an assistant professor of graphic design at Southeastern Louisiana University and faculty in the M.F.A. program of graphic design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her studio BlacVoice, produces work for small businesses and nonprofits and specializes in print and publication design.

Past Exhibitions

Summer/Fall 2014
Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

Tuesday, June 10 - Thursday, September 18
Closing Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, September 18, 5-7 p.m.

Particpants include:

Barbara Brainard
Elizabeth Buchta
Gerald Cannon
Christopher Deris
Mark Grote
William J. Kitchens
Carol Leake
Daniel Lievens
Daniela Marx
Karoline Schleh
John Seefeldt
Tom Varisco

Art and Design Faculty Exhibition 2014


Spring 2014
Bachelor of Arts Studio Exhibition

Monday, April 7
Opening Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, April 7, 5-7 p.m.

Student Exhibitions

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition: Contraflow

Thursday, April 24
Opening Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, April 24, 5-8 p.m


Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Exhibition

Monday, May 5
Opening Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, May 5, 5-7 p.m

Student Exhibitions


Matt Shlian: Apophenia

February 6 - March 21

Lecture, Feb. 6, 10 a.m., Multimedia Room II, 1st Floor, Monroe Library
Opening Reception, Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m., Diboll Art Gallery, 4th Floor, Monroe Library

Matt Shlian, a paper engineer rooted in book arts, print media and design, will launch his new exhibit, Apophenia, which draws from Shlian’s series of the same name and refers to the artist’s perception of patterns or connections where none exists. Through the lecture and exhibit, Shlian will explore how fine art and design inform one another, as well as how math and science relate to each other. *The artist's lecture is part of the Biever Grant Lecture Series. More »

Matt Shlian

Mark Grote Visiting Lecture Series: William Lamson

Wednesday, February 12, 6:30-8 p.m.
Opening Reception, Miller Hall, Room 114

Brooklyn-based installation artist William Lamson will present a free lecture at Loyola University. The event, in collaboration with Press Street’s Antenna Gallery, is part of the Mark Grote Visiting Artist and Biever Guest Lecture Series. Lamson works with multiple mediums, including video, photography, performance and sculpture. “Between Now and Forever” is Lamson’s new exhibition of video and photographic works made in the Mojave Desert, Calif., and White Sands, N.M., between 2011 and 2013. More »

William Lamson

Fall 2013

Traveling Exhibition: Horizon

November 7 – January 23, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, November 7, 5-7 p.m.

For many, the horizon is a source of contemplation. For some, thinking about the horizon triggers images of the vast open landscape of the desert. For others, it is the silhouette of a mountain at dawn, a single ship out at sea, or the trajectory of a life. Establishing a relationship between the viewer and that which is beyond, the horizon serves as a threshold, waiting to be crossed. For the astronaut viewing earth from space, amidst the unknown and the undiscovered, the horizon represents home, a place to return. In the journey of the individual, the horizon represents ambitions and perceived limitations. For the hand bookbinder in the 21st century, perhaps the horizon is the drape of a leather bound book. The Guild of Book Workers’ 2012-2014 exhibition prompted entrants to consider the horizon, to interpret the theme, as they were so inspired.




Zachary Harris
September 5 – October 29, 2013
Opening Reception Thursday, September 5, 5-8 p.m.


David by Zachary Harris


Summer 2013

Ricky’s Dragon

Seth Gadsden and Sam Fleischner
Through ­ August 2, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29, 2-4 p.m.

Sea monsterRicky’s Dragon represents the auspicious collaboration between Seth Gadsden and Sam Fleischner. In the spring of 2011, Seth began creating a series of drawings as Ricky ­­ a thirteen year old boy with autism and a main character in Sam’s narrative feature film, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, who is obsessed with mythological sea creatures and the swirling, tumultuous waters they inhabit. The film went into production in the fall of 2012 as the Chinese year­of­the­dragon came to an end. It follows Ricky as he runs away from home and is called into the subway snaking through the tunnels beneath New York City. Consumed by the metal dragon, Ricky loses all sense of time and place while his family tries to cope with
his absence.

In the year before filming, Seth and Sam had long conversations about darkness and destruction, powerful waves and supernatural creatures. The main symbol that Ricky draws throughout the film is the ouroboros dragon, eating its own tail. This ancient symbol represents the infinite cycle of destruction and creation. Three weeks into production, Hurricane Sandy, an unprecedented storm for the region, manifested that idea more profoundly than anything, destroying the northeast coastline and Rockaway Beach Queens, where Ricky and his family live.

The exhibition features over 200 drawings on paper by Seth Gadsden, many of which appear in the film while others continue to be an ongoing practice in his studio. They combine the colorful, playful, and obsessive characteristics found in his own work with the imagined personality of Ricky. Sam Fleischner has two videos in the exhibition, one shows the waters of Rockaway beach before the storm, and another show it during and after the storm. Visitors will be able to hear Ricky’s voice by listening to various headphones placed around the gallery. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors had its world premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in April where it was awarded a special jury prize for best narrative feature.

Spring 2013

Senior ExhibitArt and Design seniors exhibit in Diboll Gallery

The Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans will boast the works of more than 15 of its seniors during three new exhibits in April and May. All events begin at 5 p.m., are free, open to the public and set for the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.

The Bachelor of Arts studio exhibit will open Monday, April 22, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibit will open Monday, May 6. Both senior shows are a culmination of a year’s worth of work in which the artists develop their own body of work that expresses ideas and processes derived from individual question and concerns.

“The maturity and professionalism that each student brings to their work is superior. Their individuality and perception are very moving and poignant. The work speaks to real issues that have affected each personally; issues they feel deeply about are addressed,” said visual arts professor Mark Grote. “In spite of and because of each one’s private search, their work has a universal appeal.”

Bachelor of Arts
Opening Reception
Monday, April 22, 5-8 p.m.

Robert Cappelli
Nicholas Rodriguez
Morgan Scalco
Alexandra Shafer
Sarah Tortorich

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Opening Reception
Monday, May 6, 5-8 p.m.

Bria Brown
Elyria Grote
Jenna Knoblach
Hans Kuebler
Morgan Lirette


FLUX: A Continued Flow. A Constant Change. Graphic Design 2013 Senior Exhibition

“Flux,” this year’s installment of the annual graphic design senior student show, will be the first in the series, opening Thursday, April 11. The artists will exhibit specific assigned projects as well as their individual final projects, based on the word “Flux,” which refers to them graduating and moving on to another chapter of their lives.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 5 - 8 p.m.

Rachel Guillot
Christopher Knibbs
Max McKenna
Max Pluenneke
Brian Rome
Vicky Tran
Rachel Winters
Sisi Yang.

"Image Authenticity," Gerald Cannon & "Decorative Debris," Nancy Bernardo


Opening Reception, Thursday, January 24th, 5-8 p.m.

New work by Art & Design faculty Nancy Bernardo and Gerald Cannon.








The Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Karoline Schleh at gallery@loyno.edu or 504-865-5456.

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