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New painting exhibit, visiting lecturers featured in Montage Series

August 30, 2013

"Fight" by Zachary Harris.

Loyola University New Orleans Department of Art and Design will open a new exhibit and host a series of lectures by visiting artists in September. All events are open to the public.

Painter Zachary Harris will open his new exhibit, “David,” with a reception Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.

The exhibit title is intended to bring to mind the story of the Biblical hero David, a young shepherd boy who courageously faced the mighty Philistine giant, Goliath. Harris wants this exhibit to reflect faith in the ability of man to build with courage. He aims to build on the work of great artists before him to reflect “man’s stalwart ability to define himself and be reborn with strength and goodness.”

A native of North Carolina, Harris studied art at Harvard University. After graduation, he worked in South Carolina, Morocco and New York, diligently focusing on the techniques of the abstract expressionists. He currently works in his studio in New Orleans.

Visiting artists in this year’s Art and Design Lecture Series include:

Angela Piehl, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m.
Piehl, a painter and drawer, has exhibited extensively both nationally and abroad. Her most recent exhibits include solo stints at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Tex., the Indianapolis Art Center and the Chashama Gallery in New York, among others.

Christopher McNulty, Sept. 12, 12:30 p.m.
McNulty, a dual citizen of France and the United States, will discuss his task-based practice of creating sculptural objects, video and works on paper. An associate professor of art at Auburn University, McNulty has exhibited throughout the U.S. Prestigious publications, including “Art Papers” and “New American Paintings,” have featured his art practice.

Yinghua Zhu, Sept. 17, 12:30 p.m.
Chinese artist Zhu studied photography at Communication University of China in Beijing before receiving her master’s from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A resident of Omaha, Neb., Zhu has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the country. She is also part of a three-person show opening Sept. 14 at Press Street's Antenna Gallery, 3718 Saint Claude Avenue in New Orleans.

All lectures will begin at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Hall, room 201 located on Loyola’s Broadway campus.

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