Students participate in area Artist Book Exhibition

Jul 8, 2009 | General News

An Artist Book Exhibition created by students from Louisiana Tech’s School of Art will be on display at the Lincoln Parish Library this month.

The books are all handmade and range in form and subject matter. Some highlights include sculptural books, interactive pop-ups, family tributes, short fiction and personal journals.

An opening reception is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 10 at the library. Assistant Professor Adrienne Hooker and her students will be on hand to answer questions concerning bookmaking and the artist books on display. Refreshments will be available.

The eighteen students participating are currently enrolled in Hooker’s Art 471 summer course.

The show consists of original work created by Katie Abbott, of Ruston; Ann Ahn Incheon, of Korea; Kelli Annison, of Vivian; Holly Bricker, of Shreveport; Katherine Coffman, of Ruston; Rushing Haise, of Alexandria; Jessica Hawkins, of Shreveport; Edward Kersh, of Homewood, Ala.; Mathew LeJeune, of Ball; Joey Maggio, of Benton; Ryan Parnell, of Benton; Katie Pingrey, of Bossier City; Jessica Saybe, of Alexandria; Colette Shropshire, of Baton Rouge; Noël Simmons, of Shreveport; Geoff Thibeau, of Harahan; Mandi Vidrine, of Arnaudville; and Frank Williams, of Haynesville.

The exhibition is located above the reference book shelves, to the right of the information desk in the library.

The event is free and open to the public. The exhibits will be on display until Aug. 14. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday
through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information please call Hooker at (318) 257-3909.

Written by Judith Roberts