Tech’s School of Art to hold student exhibition

Apr 17, 2009 | General News

Louisiana Tech’s School of Art Galleries will host the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, one of the most popular shows of the season, with an awards ceremony set 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 in the Main Gallery.

An opening reception will immediately follow. All events are free and open to the public.

A favorite amongst students, parents and faculty alike, the annual juried exhibition will feature a selection of the best student work produced during the school year. All Tech art students, from freshmen to graduate, are eligible to submit work, but acceptance is competitive.

David Taylor, an associate professor at New Mexico State University and 2008 Guggenheim Fellow, juried the 2009 Student Art Exhibition at Tech and while visiting, gave a public lecture about his photographic work addressing the complexities surrounding the U.S./Mexican border.

Taylor also awarded a best of show and five category winners-communication design, core, photography, studio and graduate level. Those winners will receive cash prizes and the new honorees will be revealed during this year’s awards ceremony.

In addition to category winners, the juror will also award prizes from local businesses. An estimated $1,500 in cash and prizes will be given to students, thanks to the Friends of the Gallery and 34 local businesses. These donors will be recognized for their generous support for the duration of the exhibition.

The Tech Art Galleries are located in the Visual Arts Center between Tech Drive and Mayfield Street, next to the Natatorium, and across from A.E. Phillips School.

The galleries are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, please call the School of Art at (318) 257-3909.

Written by Scott Boatright