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School of Art exhibitions show history, life

Two upcoming exhibitions – one featuring letterpress and the other photography – will open next month at Louisiana Tech’s School of Art galleries.

Sherraden

Sherraden's work will feature a variety of Hatch Show Prints.

Jim Sherraden will display work from “Hatch Show Print – American Letterpress Since 1879,” and Susan Mullally will show “What I Keep, Portraits and Choice” from Feb. 7 to March 20 at the F.Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center.

Sherraden is the manager, chief designer and archivist at Hatch Show Print, one of America’s oldest surviving show poster and design shops. Hatch Show Print is a letterpress poster and design shop, located in Nashville. Founded in 1879, Hatch prints and designs more than 600 works each year using the original wood type found on posters such at carnivals and circuses. Recent Hatch Show Print customers include B.B. King, Neil Young, Coldplay and Alan Jackson.

Sherraden’s prints and other Hatch Show Print works will be displayed in the Main Gallery, and he will give an artist talk at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in Room 103.

Tindall Herndon, Viet Nam Veteran

Mullally's "Tindall Herndon, Viet Nam Veteran, Homeless" is part of her “What I Keep, Portraits and Choice" project.

Mullally, whose work has been exhibited across the country and in China, will have her photographs displayed in the adjoining Bellocq Gallery. Her photographs address race, class, representation, value and faith. The exhibit, “What I Keep, Portraits and Choice,” includes 70 portraits with personal statements about the individuals in the photos.

Mullally joined Baylor University’s art department as a faculty member in 2007. She received her bachelor’s from U.C. Berkeley, an M.A. from UNC-Greensboro and her M.F.A. from UNC – Chapel Hill.

The School of Art galleries are located in the F. Jay Taylor 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. For more information please 318-257-3909.