CLOSING SOON “Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial” and “Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter"

“Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial”
November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

As heard on Red River Radio: "History Matters: O. Winston Link's photographs documented steam locomotion and Louisiana life" by Gary Joiner, Ph.D., Jan. 20.

As seen in The Shreveport Times: "Our History: Final week of historic photo show" by John Andrew, Jan. 25.

O. Winston Link, "Girl Eating Honeycomb, Donaldsonville, LA," 1937. Copyright W. Conway Link.

O. Winston Link, "Girl Eating Honeycomb, Donaldsonville, LA," 1937. Copyright W. Conway Link.

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. Other images can be seen at the Milam Street gallery. See louisianalink.net.

 

“Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter”
November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

As heard on Red River Radio: "Red River Radio Spotlight: Poet of the Ordinary - Photographs by Keith Carter" by Bill Beckett, with Dr. David Havird, Ashley Mace Havird, and photographer Stan Carpenter, Jan. 15.

Keith Carter, "Boy with Bee".

Keith Carter, "Boy with Bee".

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.


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The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College
2911 Centenary Boulevard
 Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
318.869.5040 

Regular museum hours:
Open Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 6:00 p.m.;
Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission is free.


POETRY READING in Conjunction with "Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter"

Thursday, January 15, 5:30 - 7 pm

As heard on Red River Radio: "Red River Radio Spotlight: Poet of the Ordinary - Photographs by Keith Carter" by Bill Beckett, with Dr. David Havird, Ashley Mace Havird, and photographer Stan Carpenter, Jan. 15.

The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College and the Friends of the Meadows Museum will host a poetry reading and reception in conjunction with the exhibition "Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter" on Thursday 15 January 2015 from 5:30 to 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature a reading and book signing by Dr. David Havird, author of Map Home (Texas Review Press, 2013) and Ashley Mace Havird, author of The Garden of the Fugitives (Texas Review Press, 2014, and winner of the X. J. Kennedy Prize), to be followed by an open mike. Sign up for the open mike begins at 5:30 pm. 

Readers are encouraged to visit the exhibition and compose a poem in response to the photographs. 

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Lauded as “a transcendent realist” and “a poet of the ordinary,” internationally acclaimed photographer Keith Carter uses light and chemistry to reveal hidden meanings in the real world. Drawing from the nature of animals, popular culture, folklore, and religion, the more than sixty photographs on display through January 31 explore relationships that are timeless, enigmatic, and mythological.

This exhibition originates from the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos, which houses the world’s largest Keith Carter collection with over twelve hundred images. Exhibition Tour management by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

This exhibition is 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.

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THANK YOU to Artists Who Donated to the Cirque de Shreve Art Auction

The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art in Shreveport would like to thank the following artists for their amazing and incredibly generous contributions of art for our fundraiser, "Cirque de Shreve"

Your Art Was the Heart of the Cirque!!! 

Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College in Shreveport LA Cirque de Shreve Art Auction November 2014

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: "See America" Juried Poster Competition

Submit your design now for this historical and juried poster exhibit. More information here. Deadline to submit: Dec. 20, 2014.

Coming soon to the Meadows Museum of Art
"See America": Advertising Our National Treasures through Graphic Design
February 28 - May 2, 2015

Opening reception: Feb. 28, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm

Curated by Centenary’s Communication-New Media students, the Creative Action Network (San Francisco), the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, this exhibition includes works from the See America advertising campaign from the 1930s to present. President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) created the first See America poster series, featuring our country’s most stunning locations to increase tourism and stimulate the economy after the Great Depression. San Francisco’s Creative Action Network (CAN) recently revitalized this series with an international design campaign aimed to support our National Parks. Centenary’s Design Communication students will select the WPA and CAN "See America" posters to be displayed in our galleries. Additionally, the Meadows will exhibit the best professional and student designs submitted from our region, which the Creative Action Network will also host on their website. See seeamericaproject.com.

For complete instructions and to submit, click here.