This week's Art Talk Monday is written by Hannah Bustamante of the Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center. North Central Louisiana Art Council’s partner in the arts, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center Gallery, is excited to present a collection of ephemera, curated by Saul Zalesch, spanning the duration of World War I. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Each piece in this Exhibition gives us a very real and often intangible glimpse into this important time in our global history. It is divided into four sections: before the United States went to war; service during the War; the Home Front; and the Aftermath. Within each section there are publications, images and propagandistic materials from the U.S. and abroad ranging from the initial American opposition to intervene all the way to the end of the war, which includes monuments, memorials, and support for veterans.
Saul Zalesch, an art historian at Louisiana Tech University, organized and curated this show. He acquired all of the artifacts that will be on display in the gallery throughout the course of his research into American popular arts and culture. Additional images of his collection of ephemera can be found on his website www.ephemerastudies.org.
It is a tremendous honor for us to join with people collectively around the world during this time to remember The Great War and how it changed and affected the lives of so many. We invite everyone to join us for the opening reception Friday, September 26th from 6 pm – 8 pm, at the Rawle Enterprise Center, 509 West Alabama Ave. in Ruston. This reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition is also on view Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, until October 17. For more information about Enterprise Center programs and exhibitions, call the office at (318) 257-5281, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A note from the NCLAC office:
An exhibition of sculptural works by artists Andi and Robert Moran are on display at Studio 301 in downtown Ruston (301 North Trenton) The show is a visual treat and should not be missed. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 21, from 2-4pm. It’s not often that we have the opportunity to see a sculpture exhibition in our area, and Studio 301 offers a perfect space for these works. Andi and Robert are quite the do-it-yourselfers, and have years of experience with architecture, metalwork, ceramics, lighting and more. To pique your interest, take a look at their site www.moran-moran.com Take some time to stop by and see this fine artwork.
Reminder: Two days before, on Friday evening, September 19, there will be a Fall Crawl from 5-8pm. Studio 301 will be open that evening, with the Moran work on display, as well as several other shops hosting visual artists and musicians. It will be a great way to spend a pleasant fall evening. I’d like to think things will have cooled off a biy by then. A listing of locations and artists can be found at nclarts.org