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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Corey Saltaformaggio uses Southeasterns dark room lab equipment to process his film for his senior art exhibition.

Senior art students prepare for upcoming exhibit

Kaitlyn Keppler, Staff Reporter February 20, 2023

The Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery will host various galleries and exhibitions this spring semester. One of the most anticipated events is the senior exhibition that will host its opening reception...

SLU alumna Gabrielle Barnett submitted a photo collection, titled Motherhood, for the 2021 Juried Student Exhibition last March. Several of her photos featured herself with her child, Georgia.

Juried Student Exhibition: Calling all student artists

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter February 21, 2022

The SLU Contemporary Art Gallery will be showing off a new art exhibition this winter. The Visual Art + Design Juried Student Exhibition is open to any student wishing to display their artwork. This...

One and Two and by Jessica Vogel Brown from 2015 is on display in the Contemporary Art Gallery. The Ecstatic Objects exhibition will be on view until Feb. 22.

Sculptures bring new life to SLU gallery with ‘Ecstatic Objects’

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter February 8, 2022

Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery is hosting the “Ecstatic Objects” exhibit from Jan. 20 to Feb. 22.  The exhibit consists of three different local New Orleans artists’ pieces: Jessica...

Sierra Arbaugh poses in front of their artwork, Subconscious Line.

Senior Art Exhibition showcases fall graduates’ capstone art

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter December 14, 2021

The Contemporary Art Gallery is currently displaying the Fall 2021 Senior Art Exhibition to all visitors who wish to see the students’ capstone art. The exhibition is home to over 22 individual pieces...

Senior art exhibition: Photo gallery

Senior art exhibition: Photo gallery

Brynn Lundy, Copy Editor December 3, 2021

Yesterday afternoon, the Contemporary Art Gallery held the opening reception for the Fall 2021 semester's senior exhibition. Graduating seniors in the Department of Visual Art + Design will have their...

The “Louisiana Trail Riders” photography collection by Jeremiah Ariaz is currently on display in the Contemporary Art Gallery until Monday, Nov. 15. The collections “Vanishing Black Bars” by L. Kasimu Harris and “Celestials” by Jill Frank are also on display until Nov. 15.

Captivating the culture: Louisiana Trail Riders

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter November 12, 2021

On Oct. 18, the Contemporary Art Gallery opened a photography exhibition containing work from three artists. The exhibition will be closing on Nov. 15, the final day for guests to view the art. The...

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...

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