Area residents display works at Tech art gallery

Oct 22, 2009 | General News

A different type of art show consisting of 43 works of art belonging to 16 prominent Ruston collectors will be displayed at the Louisiana Tech Art Gallery starting Thursday, Oct. 29.

“Ruston Collects” will allow visitors to view some of the art work owned by area collectors. The exhibition consists of a wide array of art, ranging from paintings to sculpture and furniture.

The opening reception will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, and the exhibition runs through Dec. 3.

The exhibition includes collections from:

• Students of Newcomb College, the female branch of Tulane University — highly sought vases produced early in the 20th century

• Dr. F. Jay and Lou Taylor and Winston and Catherine McVea — two paintings each by Clementine Hunter and Albino Hinojosa

• Drs. Ed and Karen Jacobs — one of Sarah Albritton’s most celebrated paintings, On My Way

• Lue Charles and Becky Napper — Western paintings and a sculpture by Martin Grelle and Ken Ottinger

• Albino Hinojosa — original paintings by illustrators Bob Peak, Tom Lovell and Austin Briggs

• Douglas Walton — exotic ritual objects

• Coach Jim and Minnie Mize — Mary Moffett’s History of Dance painting

• Lewis family — a French marquetry bureau and a Victorian mirror

• Ida Grey Graham — two 19th century paintings

• Dr. Daniel D. Reneau — a Charles Russell bronze, The Bronco Twister

• Richard and Janine Lewis — modern glass-art by Joseph Simpson

• Dr. Barry and Ruth Johnson — a Victorian silver plate

• Guy Carwile — a selection of rare architectural postcards

• Peter Jones – a 19th century Baltimore painted-back chair

• Jonathan Donehoo — a Renaissance musical manuscript leaf

• Several leading Israeli artists — modern Jewish ritual art

The Louisiana Tech University 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. Group visits—with notice—are welcome, and guided tours can be arranged. For more information contact Saul Zalesch, the show’s curator, at (318) 257-3077 or

Written by Judith Roberts