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Annual student art show begins April 20

Louisiana Tech’s School of Art galleries will host the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, one of the most popular and well-attended shows of the season.

The opening reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 with the awards ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Gallery.

This year’s show has ranges contemporary media to traditional technique. The annual juried event features a selection of the best student work produced during the academic school year. All art students, from freshmen to graduate, are eligible to submit work, but acceptance is competitive.

Douglas Pierre Baulos, assistant professor of drawing and bookmaking at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, juried this year’s Louisiana Tech University Student Art Show. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans in 1993. His current books are explorations (visual) and meditations (poetry) centering around his ideas of spirituality, love, death, shelter and hope.

Meredith McEachern's Home #2

Meredith McEachern's "Home #2" is one of the exhibits featured.

As juror, Baulos also awarded a best of show and five category winners—communication design, core, photography, studio and graduate level, along with several honorable mentions. Local businesses, including The Frothy Monkey, Rumo’s Barber Shop, The Fashion of Ruston, The Olde Wheat Barn, Townsend House and Turbo Goat, have provided gift certificates and products for honorable mentions, and the best of show and category winners will receive cash prizes. All cash awards and prizes will be announced at the awards ceremony.

The 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 to the galleries and to the art exhibition. For more information please call the School of Art at (318) 257-3909.