OPENING RECEPTION FOR THREE NEW EXHIBITS: "The Calm Before the Storm", "Up Close and Personal", and "Brains"

Saturday, March 15, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Opening reception for three exhibits: "The Calm Before the Storm: Jean Despujols' Portrait of Indochina", "Kim Thompson: Up Close and Personal", and "Brains". Details below.

Artist's Talk: Kim Thompson at 6 pm

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served
Free and Open to the Public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art

Exhibit Details:
"The Calm Before the Storm: Jean Despujols' Portrait of Indochina"
An exhibition that examines National Geographic's use of Despujols' art to illustrate culture and conflict in French Indochina.

"Kim Thompson: Up Close and Personal"
A painterly exploration of how we really look, how we look to each other, and how we see ourselves and our lives.

"Brains"
Centenary students' art created for neuroscience classes.

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These exhibits can be seen during the Meadows Museum's regular hours through April 20, 2014. 

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
12:00 - 4:00 PM; 
Thursday 12:00 - 5:00 PM; 
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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"Bernice" by Kim Thompson, 2013. 16" x 20", acrylic.

"Bernice" by Kim Thompson, 2013. 16" x 20", acrylic.

GUEST LECTURE: "Anatomy of an Exhibition: The Making of 'George Caleb Bingham and the River'"

Thursday, March 13, 2014
7 - 8:00 p.m.

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Philadelphia-based art historian Dr. Nenette Luarca-Shoaf will discuss her upcoming exhibition for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Met on painter George Caleb Bingham. She will share her experience navigating museums, collections, and art historical scholarship during her talk.

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POETRY READING: Ava Leavell Haymon, Louisiana State Poet Laureate

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Monday, February 17, 2014
6 - 7:00 p.m.

Ava Leavell Haymon, Louisiana State Poet Laureate and author of four books of poems, the most recent of which is Eldest Daughter: Poems(LSU Press, 2013), will read from her work. She will also sign books, which will be available for purchase.

Short bio:
Ava Leavell Haymon, poet laureate of the state of Louisiana, is a poet, playwright, and teacher. Her poems have appeared in journals, Poetry, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, The Sun, and many others, and in four collections from LSU Press. Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread holds the L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award for 2010, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters 2011 Award in Poetry, and was chosen by Women's Voices for Change as one of the 10 best poetry books of 2010. Her latest book is Eldest Daughter: Poems.

She teaches poetry writing in Louisiana and New Mexico and in workshops nationwide. Her plays are written for adults to perform for children, produced in children’s theaters and schools throughout south Louisiana and Texas. She performs in collaborative perfomances with musicians, dancers, actors, and other writers, and writes text for composers and dance companies. Her work was recently chosen by jazz composer Stephen Masakowski as inspiration for seven new compositions, and these were performed by his band and Haymon together. 

Learn more at http://avahaymon.com/

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