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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra performs music from their latest album at the closing ceremony for John Isiah Waltons Contemporary Art Gallery exhibition on Oct. 6. Walton created the cover art for the album. His artwork was on display in the gallery from June 14 to Oct. 6.

John Isiah Walton closes out exhibition with musical reception

Aaron Madison, Staff Reporter October 7, 2021

The Contemporary Art Gallery displayed paintings, works on paper and an animated music video by New Orleans-based artist John Isiah Walton from June 14 to Oct. 6.  During a reception to close out the...

Senior art student Gabrielle Barnetts photo collection, titled Motherhood, is currently on display in the Contemporary Art Gallery. Several of her photos feature herself with her child, Georgia. The 2021 Juried Student Exhibition is available for viewing in the gallery until March 31.

Art for the people, from the people

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the art department was still able to host its 2021 Juried Student Exhibition for the annual art showcase for students all over campus.  Every spring, the department seeks...

Christine Cook designs costumes for various performing arts, including the costumes pictured above. Her works are currently available for viewing in the Contemporary Art Gallery, along with several other faculty artworks.

Annual gallery exhibition features faculty artwork

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

The 2021 Faculty Art Exhibition is currently on display at the Contemporary Art Gallery to showcase artwork created by faculty members within the Department of Visual Art + Design. The exhibition opened...

Left, senior art major Dejiona Jackson’s work features African American skateboarders such as Ron Allen and Ray Barbee. Jackson. Right, senior art major Aubree Barber spent “hundreds of hours” on a map displaying police brutality deaths. With a focus in graphic design, she is one artist in the senior exhibit that will feature artwork centered around issues she is passionate about.

Final exhibition of 2020 demands time and effort from senior artists and curator

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter November 5, 2020

The work of senior art majors will soon be displayed as they prepare for the opening of 2020’s final senior art exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Thursday, Nov. 5 to Wednesday, Nov. 25 in...

University alumnus James Gillette displayed his art in the 2020 Senior Exhibition, along with the works of Timothy Johnson and Belinda Flores-Shinshilla. Nine graduates currently have their work on display in the gallery through Sept. 29.

Spring 2020 visual arts alumni present Senior Exhibition despite pandemic

Elana Guillory , Staff Reporter September 22, 2020

A pandemic could not stop spring seniors from presenting their annual Senior Art Exhibition at the university’s Contemporary Art Gallery. From Sept. 8-29, work by 2020 alumni Belinda Flores Shinshillas,...

Students examine pieces featured in the 2018 Student Exhibition. This year, the traditional student exhibition will return after a one-year absence.

Gallery exhibits art majors

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter March 5, 2020

After its absence last spring, the department of Visual Art and Design will once again host the Student Exhibition. The 2020 Visual Art and Design Student Exhibition will take place in the Contemporary...

Art work by senior art majors is displayed in the Contemporary Art Gallery. The Senior Art Exhibition started on Nov. 21 and will be displayed until Dec. 12.

Senior art majors exhibit their semester’s work

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter November 25, 2019

The Senior Art Exhibition presents a chance for peers, parents and the public to observe the product of a semester’s work from senior art majors.  The Contemporary Art Gallery presented an array...

Senior art major Ariana Ford displays a preview of her graphic design artwork that will be shown in the Senior Art Exhibition. The piece is titled ‘MVMT Airlines,’ in which Ford envisions an airline for students like herself that cannot afford to travel often. Brynn Lundy/The Lion’s Roar

Senior art majors prepare to exhibit how they have matured their craft

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter November 16, 2019

The end of the semester is approaching, which means seniors are near the end of their undergraduate studies. For art majors, this means preparing their final body of work for the upcoming senior thesis...

Make local, summer plans in the arts

Make local, summer plans in the arts

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor May 7, 2019

During the summer, the celebration of creative expression will continue through activities from exhibitions to art camps. On campus, the Contemporary Art Gallery will exhibit a series of works from Evan...

Leia O’Connell, a senior kinesiology major, and Katherine Davis, a senior sociology major, check out the abstract artwork for the Contemporary Art Gallery’s opening reception of the “Real to Not Real” exhibition.

Fanfare in the gallery

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor October 17, 2018

Fanfare celebrations will find a place in the Contemporary Art Gallery with an exhibition of abstract painting and a fashion show. The “Real to Not Real” exhibition showcases abstract representational...

Barbara Tardo and Abigail Amithson displayed artworks during a closing reception and fundraising event for the Barbara Tardo Scholarship.

Raising money and showcasing art

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter August 24, 2018

Fine arts and fundraising began the fall semester with works of former art professor. The Contemporary Art Gallery opened the semester with a fundraiser at an exhibition reception. The “Dear Adam...

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