Two SOD students display work in group shows

Jul 28, 2021 | Design, General News, Liberal Arts, Students

Two Louisiana Tech School of Design students are part of a pair of lengthy group shows that open in Baton Rouge and New Orleans this summer.

Jennifer Robison, an MFA candidate in Photography, is currently in the group show Iridescence at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 S. River Road in Baton Rouge. The show opened July 17 and is set to run through July 31, 2022.

Maryam El-Awadi, a senior Studio Art major, will be in the group show Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St. in New Orleans. The show runs Aug. 7 – Oct. 10.

Iridescence is the latest fine art exhibition at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and will explore the phenomenon of color shifting through the works of Robison and other artists. The Museum has partnered with Dr. Nathan Lord, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology and Director of the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, and friends from Louisiana State University to make the show possible.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art first launched Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation, in 2012 to establish a vehicle that would bring to the fore the work of artists living in Louisiana and highlight the dynamism of art practice throughout the state. Since its launch, Louisiana Contemporary has presented 780 works by 489 artists.

This statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artists’ work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.