Today’s Art Talk Monday is from Hannah Bustamante with Louisiana Tech’s Innovation Enterprise and Enterprise Center Gallery. While the first event, The Great Maker Show, held is opening this past Friday, be sure to read on for info about the ACDC Art Without Walls exhibition which will be this Friday, May 5.
The Innovation Enterprise and Enterprise Center Gallery at Louisiana Tech University is hosting two incredible events that celebrate Makers! The first of these events is The Great Maker Show with an opening reception this Friday, April 28th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at University Hall Gathering Room. As a part of the Innovation Enterprise Maker Month Initiative, The Great Maker Show was an open call to students enrolled at Louisiana Tech in any major to submit any and all things they’ve made. A panel of jurors from the Ruston community were asked to select works based on process, materials, and presentation. The goal of this show is to recognize the tremendous range of things Tech students are making, promote collaboration, and celebrate the Maker movement. Chief Innovation Office, Dr. Dave Norris, will give a brief talk and give awards at 6:30 pm.
The second great event is the ACDC – Art without Walls exhibition, which will be held the following Friday, May 5th at the Enterprise Center Gallery. The Enterprise Center Gallery in partnership with Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE lead an art outreach program for twenty fifth grade students from Cypress Springs Elementary and Ruston Elementary School called ACDC. The program is designed to expose young students to various forms of art making and contemporary art education, but more importantly the students cultivate creative problem solving skills, higher levels of complex thinking in terms of concept and design, positive and constructive peer to peer critique, and effective collaboration skills. In preparation for this exhibit the students have had to discuss and think about what it takes to be a professional artist and explore the many growing, viable career options that are available to visual artist. The students are excited to present their work to a greater audience and we would be delighted to see community come to this even and support these budding young artists. This exhibit will be on display starting Friday, May 5th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Enterprise Center through Friday, May 12th.
For more information please contact Enterprise Center Gallery Director, Hannah Bustamante at 257-5281 or visit www.latechinnovation.org.
Please be sure to vote on Ruston Cultural District’s USA Today video grant for the Bulldog Project! Visit A Community Thrives and search for “bulldog”, where you’ll find our video. You can vote each day through May 12. This project will bridge city and university, adding a fun public art element throughout Ruston, while also making more opportunities for art events in our Cultural District. Large sculptural bulldogs will be painted by artists and placed about town, providing a destination for locals and tourists alike. Search for A Community Thrives, select “vote”, and then search “bulldog.” If you have any questions about the project, contact Haley Perot, Main St. Director at 251-8647, or Jessica Slaughter, NCLAC Director at 255-1450.