March 3, 2015
Mark Grote Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m., Miller Hall, Room 114
Free and open to the public
Please join us as Keith Sonnier discusses the development of his artwork, and the impact it has had on the art world.
Keith Sonnier was born in Mamou, Louisiana on July 31st, 1941. He attended University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, where he received his B.A. in 1963. Sonnier went on to receive his M.F.A. from Douglas College, Rutgers University in 1966. Sonnier has exhibited at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; Ace Gallery, Venice, CA; and numerous museums in the US and Europe. Sonnier has received numerous awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship; 1st prize 9th at the International Biennial Exhibition of Prints, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
More information on Keith Sonnier can be found at his website: sonnierstudio.com
This lecture is supported by Loyola's Biever Grant Lecture Series, and is part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.
February 5 - March 17, 2015
Mary Jane Parker, Mementos
& Christopher Deris, stop thinking so much
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5, 5-8 p.m.
The mixed media work represented in the exhibition, *Mementos*, pairs pressed plants, lace doilies and natural patterns of lichen with the human form. Plants that resemble lace, images of lichen and mold patterns are layered over faces, bubble from the top of the head or cover a body like a disease. The installation is a lush, yet slightly uneasy collision of patterns, keepsakes, nature and the disquiet of suppressed memories.
~ Mary Jane Parker
stop thinking so much.
This series of drawings are playful constructions that indulge a desire to draw. Images from newspapers, magazines and various historical books are reinterpreted in ink and gouache. The arbitrary subject matter of each composition is allowed to settle uniquely into their own fortuitous relationships.
~ Christopher Deris
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.
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 email@example.com or 504-865-5456.