"Sacred Symbols in Sequins" - "The New Sublime" - "Salty and Bright"


Opening Reception
Saturday, Sept. 19, 5 - 7 p.m.

Artist's Talk by Stephen Watson at 5:45 p.m.
Artist's Talk by Courtney Egan at 6:30 p.m.

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Please see below for information about the exhibits, and check the Museum Calendar for more.

This reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art, whose mission is to support and encourage the advancement of art in Shreveport-Bossier and in the surrounding regions by establishing the Algur Meadows Museum as a center of art and culture in the South. Learn more and join us today!


Ogou Sen Jak Maje (St. Jacques Majeur), late 20th century, plastic, felt,  beads, sequins, burlap, cotton, & fringe, private collection.

Ogou Sen Jak Maje (St. Jacques Majeur), late 20th century, plastic, felt,  beads, sequins, burlap, cotton, & fringe, private collection.

SACRED SYMBOLS IN SEQUINS: VINTAGE HAITIAN VODOU FLAGS
Sept. 1 - Oct. 20, 2015

For many, the term “Vodou” brings up unfortunate Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but our museum visitors will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou by viewing exquisite early to mid-20th century Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou), Voudou libation bottles, and portraits of contemporary Vodou practioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo. 

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Free lectures:

Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. Vodou: Spirit and Politics by Dr. Spencer Dew (Asst. Prof. of Religious Studies)

Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Haiti: Myths and Truths by Dr. Andia Augustin-Billy (Asst. Prof. of French)


Sleepwalkers, 2013, looping video projection, HD

Sleepwalkers, 2013, looping video projection, HD

THE NEW SUBLIME
Video Works by Courtney Egan
Sept. 19 - Oct. 31, 2015

Organized by the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana

New Orleans-based artist Egan is interested in how her audience experiences beauty in nature through technology. She calls this a new kind of sublime, “in which human experience is mediated through a digital device, [and] is enjoyable, illuminating, and disturbing. This experience has at its core a fundamental irony: we get closer and farther away from the natural world simultaneously when we experience it through a technological lens.”


Intelligent & Indulgent, rosemary, mint, onion, cayenne, paprika, and curry on acrylic glass, 58" diameter, 2015

Intelligent & Indulgent, rosemary, mint, onion, cayenne, paprika, and curry on acrylic glass, 58" diameter, 2015

Stephen Watson
SALTY & BRIGHT

A Fragrant Trail of Spice Works
Sept. 19 - Oct. 14, 2015

Watson is a multidisciplinary conceptual sculptor and an Assistant Professor of Art at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. In addition to his Meadows' exhibition, Watson will create a spice trail across Centenary's campus, assisted by our students. Maps are available at the Meadows, and at www.centenary.edu/meadows/calendar.

Free Lectures:

Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. Mandalas: Their Meaning and Use, Dr. David Otto, Professor of Religious Studies 

Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Spices as Medicine, Cherie-Ann Nathan, M.D., Director, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

THANK YOU for Giving for Good!

The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art participated in the Give for Good event for the first time this year. Our goal was to raise $10,000 (that's about how much it would cost for us to help mount a special exhibit at the museum), and we encouraged donors to submit an exhibit suggestion. 

We received 29 gifts totaling $1,950. 

Thank you to everyone who gave and everyone who volunteered!

We are honored by your support, and we are thankful to have been part of this great event with the Community Foundation and so many wonderful organizations in our region.

While we did not reach our goal, we will still put these funds toward supporting programs at the Meadows Museum of Art in the coming year.