Michael Ray Charles will work with students in the Department of Visual Arts and present a public lecture during his three-day visit to campus.
The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum’s fall season is in full swing with five exhibits.
“Paths and Loops: Automatic Drawings” by John F. Simon Jr.” is based on the artist’s Divination Drawings. Simon blends meditation and drawing to mine his subconscious for to create subject matter. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 16.
“Sharon Kopriva: No Small Thing” spotlights the artist’s large-scale works depicting diverse subject matter, from pre-Colombian cultures in Peru and biblical plagues to forests and influential cultural figures. The exhibit runs until Jan. 4.
“Quad Suite: Richard Landry” showcases musician and composer Landry’s 1972 video that explores the relationship between sound and image through the use of quadraphonic delay. Quadraphonic sound was once used to describe what today is known as surround sound. It will run until Dec. 7.
“Songbirds: Nature as Metaphor | Paintings by Melissa Bonin” depict nature as a metaphor to examine life, death, rebirth, transformation and the intersection of heaven and earth. It will be in place until Oct. 26.
- “Faculty Miniatures: Toward the Condensed and Not-Yet-Known” examines the conceptual and visual possibilities presented by small artworks that lend themselves to close, personal examination. The exhibit is curated by Chris Bennett, assistant professor of art history at UL Lafayette. It will be displayed until Jan. 25.
Hilliard University Art Museum features 11,000 square feet of gallery space and is the largest exhibition space between Houston and New Orleans. It houses a collection of 18th- through 21st-century European, Asian and American art. In addition to its permanent collection, it offers changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art.
The museum is at 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., on the UL Lafayette campus.
Admission to Hilliard University Art Museum is $5 for adults, $4 for adults over age 62, $3 for students between the ages of 5 and 17, and free for children younger than 5 years old. UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff members can visit the museum for free with their University ID cards.
To learn more about the museum, exhibits, artists and programs, visit hilliardmuseum.org or call (337) 482-2278.
Photo: Cathedral Green,2012. Oil and mixed-media on canvas.