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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 3/4/05
     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery in East Stadium is featuring exhibits by two painters and an Academy Award-winning short film through April 1.
     “The Contemporary Still Life” will feature a series of beautiful, haunting paintings of toys by Memphis painter Beth Edwards, while "A Life of Paint and Words" will showcase works by the late Stan Rice, a New Orleans painter and poet who was married to acclaimed novelist Ann Rice. 
     Gallery director Dale Newkirk called Rice’s paintings “raw visual expressions of his worldview.” The exhibit will also include selections of Rice’s poetry.
     The video gallery, also located in East Stadium, will show "Ryan," the 2005 academy award winning film for best-animated short. Directed By Chris Landreth and based on the life of Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, it is the tale of an artist's imagination and frustrations.
     Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.
     Also on display through April 1 is the annual Youth Arts Month exhibit by Southeastern Laboratory School students under the direction of art teacher Denise Tullier-Holly. The students' artwork can be seen in the Sims Memorial Library lobby. 
     A special reception, which will also feature Lab School music students directed by Gina Anthon, is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.
     For additional information, contact Dale Newkirk, gallery director, at 5080 or 2193.