LSU Student Union Art Gallery exhibits and programs - Spring 2013 schedule

LSU Student Union Art Gallery exhibits and programs - Spring 2013 schedule
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POSTED: Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 8:04am

All exhibits and programs are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

College Poster Sale
January 21–January 24
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the LSU Student Union Art Gallery

Peter Shire: A World of Geometrics
February 3– February 24
This exhibition will explore the many talents of the renowned and idiosyncratic designer Peter Shire. Shire’s whimsical, postmodern style defies traditional categorization, incorporating elements of Futurism, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. His often utilitarian sculptures have been exhibited in the United States as well as Italy, France, and Japan. Peter Shire will give an informal tour of the exhibit during the opening of the show on Sunday, February 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A Slice of Life in South Louisiana: 1890 – 1920
March 1–April 7
This exhibit explores the lives of Louisiana’s diverse population at the turn of the 20th century, as America’s developing urban environment began to challenge the Deep South’s traditional rural lifestyle. The show will focus on the lives of four cultural groups from this time period: rural African-Americans, Native Americans, middle class New Orleanians, and Italian Americans. The selection of items will be on loan from several Louisiana public and private museums, including the Louisiana State Museum, LSU Rural Life Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the LSU Libraries/Special Collections. This exhibition is partially funded through the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. 

LSU Pre-Juried Student Art Show
April 18–April 21
The LSU Student Union Art Advisory Committee will sponsor their annual LSU student art show competition for undergraduate students in April. The date for LSU students to submit entries will be Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Union Art Gallery. All works submitted will be on view in the gallery during the pre-juried dates of Thursday April 18 through Sunday April 21. Up to 150 works will be submitted to the all-media competition. From this submission pool, three professional jurors will select 40-80 pieces to be shown in the LSU Juried Student Art Show and students compete for cash and gift certificate prizes.

LSU Juried Student Art Show
April 26–May 19
This juried exhibit will feature selected works from the LSU Pre-Juried Student Art Show. Many of the works will be for sale and collectors are encouraged to view and purchase student work. The reception will take place on Friday, April 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Union Art Gallery.

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