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Events celebrating the arts and culture in Hammond

Events celebrating the arts and culture in Hammond

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 23, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

Culture and appreciation for the arts can be found throughout Hammond. The university is holding an art workshop for children from July 9-19 taught by Associate Professor of Art Education Kim Finley-Stansbury. The Hammond Art Guild teaches adult summer art camps at the Hammond Regional Arts Center...

The life of a culinary artist: Balancing family and cuisine

The life of a culinary artist: Balancing family and cuisine

Larshell Green

June 11, 2018


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Chef Joshua Garic of Jacmel Inn recently presented during the Hammond Regional Arts Center’s annual “Culinary Arts Series.”  Garic, who was classically trained in New York, views his career as a culinary artist as challenging but rewarding. Larshell Green/The Lion’s Ro...

An author’s journey taken after trials and tragedies

An author’s journey taken after trials and tragedies

Jennifer Dettwiller

June 11, 2018


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Krista Bennett-Bruns, author of “Living Beneath the Surface: My Journey through Love, Loss, and Forgiveness.”  Courtesy of Krista Bennett-Bruns Alumna Krista Bennett-Bruns encourages readers to see people’s interior issues in “Living Beneath the Surface: My Journey through...

On being an art director and pursuing creativity

On being an art director and pursuing creativity

Zachary Araki

June 11, 2018


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Art Director of 5 Stones Media Tony Romain works on design to satisfy the needs of various clients. Romain moved up to the position after joining the marketing agency as an intern in 2012. Courtesy of Tony Romain 2013 alumnus Tony Romain has found an outlet for his creative endeavors as the art...

A magical night to celebrate members

A magical night to celebrate members

Zachary Araki

June 11, 2018


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Food, live music, an exhibition of Josephine Sacabo’s photography and entertainment such as a dance by the Pandorium Belly Dance Company brought members together to be honored at the Hammond Regional Arts Center’s “Magical, Mystical Membership Gala.” Zachary Araki/The Lion&rs...

Students hone their skills in ceramics club

Students hone their skills in ceramics club

Zachary Araki

May 8, 2018


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Students in the Ceramics Club put their wares on display at their pottery sale from April 30 to May 1 in front of the War Memorial Student Union. The Ceramics Club holds sales on and off campus to promote the members’ craftsmanship and raise funds. Zachary Araki/The Lion’s Roar Students...

The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project offers an enriching experience for teachers

Jacob Summerville

May 8, 2018


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The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project provides teachers of all grade levels the opportunity for personal growth through summer programs, allowing them to share classroom ideas with other teachers.  Founded in 1992, the SLWP is one of six writing projects in Louisiana, and the SLWP is accredite...

Southeastern Chamber Orchestra wraps up its season

Southeastern Chamber Orchestra wraps up its season

Nikisun Shrestha

May 8, 2018


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Associate Professor of Voice Dr. Alissa Mercurio Rowe joined the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra in its last performance of the season. Nikisun Shrestha/The Lion’s Roar The Southeastern Chamber Orchestra performed its “German Baroque Masters” concert to finish this season’s perfo...

Music program for all ages comes to campus this summer

Jennifer Dettwiller

May 8, 2018


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The university’s Community Music School is scheduled to host a summer music program as an outreach in the community for music education. Interim Director of the Community Music School Jivka Duke explained that the program is for students of any age, offering lessons on several instruments and v...

Sacabo art showcase in Hammond

Sacabo art showcase in Hammond

Jacob Summerville

May 1, 2018


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Sacabo’s work, “Woman Looking at the Moon,” is one of many works that uses her unique style called a wet-collodion process.  Courtesy of Tara Bennett In celebration of the works of artist and Texas native Josephine Sacabo, the Hammond Regional Arts Center will be hosting an...

Wind Symphony ends its concert season

Wind Symphony ends its concert season

Zachary Araki

May 1, 2018


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Winner of the 2018 “Kappa Kappa Psi Concerto Competition” Brandon Gordon, top, performs alongside the Southeastern Wind Symphony at the symphony’s last concert of the season. Zachary Araki/The Lion's Roar The Southeastern Wind Symphony played with a few guest conductors fo...

Seeking out witchcraft in Vonnie Borden

Seeking out witchcraft in Vonnie Borden

Jacob Summerville

May 1, 2018


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Students and alumni participated in “The Crucible,” which depicted the drama of witch trials in 17th century America. Alumnus Justin Davis, left, played Deputy Governor Danforth, and freshman English major Ally Holloway played Elizabeth Proctor. Larshell Green/The Lion’s Roar ...