Art professor to exhibit works at Tech's Enterprise Center

Sep 10, 2012 | General News

The Louisiana Tech University Enterprise Center will host the opening of a new art exhibit by Nicholas Bustamante, associate professor of art at Louisiana Tech, on September 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The opening will take place at the Enterprise Center Gallery at 509 West Alabama Avenue in Ruston.  The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
“The past is our constant companion, forever influencing our present and future,” said Bustamante.  “Stories of haunted houses and ghosts are nothing more than poetic expressions of how we are all haunted by our memories.  I am interested in how we attach meaning to objects and places.  The work explores ideas of home, shelter and the way we create our personal space.
“The storytelling aspects of the pieces are meant to be nonlinear to allow the viewer to complete the story using their own personal histories.  I consider this body of work to be a contemporary extension of the rich tradition of narrative painting.”
The exhibit will run from September 14 to October 26.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bustamante, born in Los Angeles, received a bachelor of art degree from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Ca. in 2002 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach in 2003.