CENTENARY IN PARIS: AN EXHIBITION BY FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

August 23 - October 26, 2014

An exhibit of multi-disciplinary works created during the immersion term by students in Art, Business, English, Psychology, and Theatre sections. The reception serves as a grand finale for Centenary’s first immersion term and a time for first-year students to reconnect with their families and meet the rest of campus.

 

RELAYING: TESTIMONIES ON MOTHERHOOD LOST” BY MALI DE-KALO

SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 25, 2014
Curated by Nella Magen Cassouto

Multidisciplinary Israeli artist De-Kalo confronts boundaries between art and social action in this four-channel video installation. Eight women, projected at life size, give testimonies (in English, Arabic, and Hebrew) of Middle Eastern mothers who were forcibly estranged from their children through the breakdown of the family unit. De-Kalo will work with classes and community groups on transforming oral history and personal trauma into art to promote healing. See dekalomali.com.

 

“WITH THE BEATLES” BY ENOCH DOYLE JETER

SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 25, 2014

An exhibit of lithographs inspired by Beatles’ songs, marking the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the USA. Jeter’s illustrations were published in the book She Loves You by Jude Southerland Kessler. Jeter will conduct student workshops and give gallery talks while in residence. See enochdoylejeterart.com.

 

“LENNON’S LIVERPOOL:” A PERFORMANCE BY JUDE SOUTHERLAND KESSLER

OCTOBER 3, 2014 • 7 pm

Journey to 1950s Liverpool with Lennon biographer Jude Southerland Kessler, to trace the birth of The Beatles through rare photos and music. A book signing will follow. See johnlennonseries.com.

 

“IMAGINARY BOTANICALS: SCULPTURES IN GLASS” BY KATHLEEN ELLIOT

NOVEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 19, 2014

This exhibit features two-dozen organic sculptures made of glass. Leaves, fruit, pods, and flowers are reimagined into new species. Natural forms appear in unexpected colors and combinations. Elliot employs flame working for her sculptures, namely treating glass directly with the flame of a torch. This technique allows the artist to create three-dimensional forms, add color and texture, and then assemble complex structures. Each piece takes weeks or months to finish. This Exhibition is organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates. 

 

“POET OF THE ORDINARY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEITH CARTER”

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 - JANUARY 31, 2015

Keith Carter is internationally known for creating lyrical, magical representations of the people and cultures of East Texas and the South. The recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Carter has had more than 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries, and is collected by the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Carter will meet with classes, conduct public workshops, and give gallery talks while in residence. The Exhibition was organized by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos. Exhibition Tour management by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. See keithcarterphotographs.com and Carter Images.

 

“IMAGES OF EXCELLENCE: THE O. WINSTON LINK CENTENNIAL”

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 - JANUARY 31, 2015

This retrospective celebrates the centennial of Link’s birth. It is curated by the Meadows and Link’s son, W. Conway Link, retired LSUS math professor, current LaSIP Site Coordinator at Centenary College and owner of Gallery 1877 on Milam Street.

Shortly after graduating from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1937, O. Winston Link landed a job with Carl Byoir and Associates, a Manhattan-based public relations firm. Link was sent to Louisiana, a client of Byoir, in July 1937 to document commerce, industry, and life in post-Huey P. Long Louisiana. Link captured on 4"x 5" negatives a wide variety of subjects, including rice harvesting, alligator hunting, the blessing of shrimp boats, parties for Governor Richard W. Leche, New Orleans life, bee insemination, the petroleum industry, the Cotton Exchange, and the arrival of new “co-eds” at LSU. A selection from his best-known body of work—Link’s 1950s photographs documenting the last days of steam engines—will also be exhibited, as well as personal and commercial black and white images. Link’s gelatin silver prints are collected by the New Orleans Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others. This exhibit is sponsored by Louisiana Link LLC, 206 Milam St. LLC, and the Shreveport Historic Preservation Society. See louisianalink.net.

 

LECTURE BY KIMBERLY PARKER ON “O. WINSTON LINK: CAUSE AND EFFECT,” 
WITH GUEST W. CONWAY LINK, THE ARTIST'S SON

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 • 7 pm

Parker, the former Director of the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, VA, will lecture on Link’s artful and technical mastery in his now famous Norfolk and Western Railroad series. Link creatively used his civil engineering background to illuminate and photograph moving trains at night in perfect focus. She will explore the reasons for this body of work and discuss how it has impacted so much of our photographic and railroad history since its creation. See also linkmuseum.org. Conway Link will share his extensive knowledge of his father's works.

The photography exhibitions and events above are sponsored by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum, and supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

 

“THE DREAM SERIES” BY MARLENE TSENG YU

FEBRUARY 21 - MAY 3, 2015

Yu is the founder of the Rainforest Art Foundation, which attempts to raise environmental awareness through art. This exhibit is one of seven regional exhibitions called the “Lucky Sevens,” celebrating the artist’s 77th year and the opening of the Marlene Yu Museum in downtown Shreveport. See marlenetsengyu.com.

 

“SEE AMERICA: ADVERTISING OUR NATIONAL TREASURES THROUGH GRAPHIC DESIGN”

FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 28, 2015

A historical and juried poster exhibition. 

 

“#EXHIBIT: REINTERPRETING ART FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION”

FEBRUARY 28 - MAY 3, 2015
Curated by students Ben Green & Cadie Hancock

This exhibit reinterprets the Museum’s permanent collection through the lens of social media to encourage cross generational interaction with the museum, to bring more students into the museum, and to teach the public about the function of hashtags (i.e. #). The exhibition design will mimic current social media posts while the selection will raise questions about Generation Z and their social network conventions.

 

SENIOR ART EXHIBITIONS

APRIL - MAY 2, 2015

"Visual Vibrations" by Nolan Simmons & "As Told by Stitches" by Jordan Fell