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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 1/23/04
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FACULTY ARTISTS AND FRIENDS -- Dale Newkirk, director of Southeastern Louisiana University's Clark Hall Gallery, hangs one of the artworks -- "Chop" by Jeremy Jernegan -- that will be on display Jan. 28-Feb. 27 in the gallery and in the adjacent Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibit, "Faculty-Plus," features Southeastern faculty and guest artists. It will open with a reception from 5-7:30 p.m., Jan. 29, at Clark Hall Gallery.

      HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will host “Faculty-Plus,” an exhibit featuring Southeastern Louisiana University faculty artists and their guests, Jan. 28-Feb. 27.
      The exhibit will be on display in Clark Hall Gallery and in  the Center for Contemporary Art, the new gallery space that has been created in the East Stadium area that once housed the university bookstore, said Clark Hall Gallery director Dale Newkirk.
      Concurrently, the student Visual Arts Society (VAS) will also sponsor an exhibit,  “Faces of the Human Race,” in Sims Memorial Library, he said.
      Opening receptions for both exhibits are scheduled for Jan. 29. The VAS exhibit’s reception is 4-5:30 p.m. at the library, while the “Faculty-Plus” reception will take place in Clark Hall Gallery from 5-7:30 p.m.
      A two-day lecture series by faculty and visiting artists is also planned in conjunction with the “Faculty-Plus” exhibit, Newkirk said.
      For “Faculty-Plus,” members of Southeastern’s visual arts department faculty were asked to partner with a guest artist of their choice, Newkirk said. Southeastern artists and their guests are Roy Blackwood and John Byron Wilson; Rancy Boyd-Snee and Mary Ann Caffery; Kim Finley-Stansbury and Robin Cole; April Hammock and Theresa Herrera; Gail Hood and Hasmig Vartanian; and Lynda Katz and Jeremy Jernigan.
      Also, Gary Keown and Jane Allen Nodine; Robert Labranche and Janice Andry; Newkirk and Malcolm McClay; Philip Read and Sin-Ying Ho; department head Dennis Sipiorski and Jean Donagan and Scott Groeniger; Denise Tullier-Holly and Joel Logiudice-Levy; John Valentino and Mia Brownell and Martin Krock; Timothy VanBeke and Sally Broyden; and Susan Wingard and Chris Hutson.
      Lectures are scheduled throughout the day on Jan. 28 and 29. In Clark Hall Gallery on Jan. 28, photographer Scott Goreniger will speak at 10 a.m. followed by Newkirk, whose topic is sculpture and drawings, at 11 a.m. Christopher Hutson will offer a printmaking workshop in the printmaking studio in Clark Hall from 2-4 p.m. John Valentino will explore his new work in the Digital Arts Lab in East Stadium at 4 p.m.
      On Jan. 29, visiting artists will present lectures in the gallery at 10 a.m. (Theresa Herrara), 12:30 p.m. (Jeremy Jerigan), and 1 p.m. (John Wilson and Randell Henry). Michael Wyshock will host a digital arts demonstration in the Digital Arts Lab from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, and Jean Donagan will give a ceramics demonstration in the ceramics studio from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      Newkirk said the visual arts lectures will continue in the gallery in February with a talk by Southeastern art historian Irene Nero on the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum at noon on Feb. 4, and sculptor Malcolm McClay on Feb. 10.
      Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, weekdays, except for Wednesdays when hours are extended until 8 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays. For additional information, contact Newkirk at 985-549-2193.