August 2013 - In This Issue:

Welcome to the first installment of the LSU College of Art + Design monthly e-newsletter. The e-newsletter will go out the last Wednesday of every month, and will include important news and updates about the College of Art + Design, which includes the School of Architecture, School of Art, Department of Interior Design, and the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. The college appreciates your continued support, and we welcome feedback as we work to further develop communications with friends, students, faculty, and alumni.

May 2013 Commencement Photos

May 2013 commencement photos are on Facebook. Click here to view photos. And be sure to "like" LSU College of Art + Design on Facebook while you're there! 

2013-14 Lecture Series

The 2013-14 College of At + Design Lecture Series schedule is now available. Upcoming lectures include Cammy Brothers, associate professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia; DJ Stout, graphic designer and art director at Pentagram; New York contemporary artist Lesley Dill; and more. View the schedule.


9/7 from 3 - 5 p.m.

Tailgate with the Dean!

Tailgate with the Dean

Come party with the dean before the LSU/UAB game. Jambalaya and beer to be served! Read more

9/12 at 5:30 p.m.

Celebration of Life for Professor Mark Zucker

LSU School of Art and the College of Art + Design will host an event to celebrate Mark's life and work. Details to come.

9/12 - 10/20

Glassell Gallery Exhibition

Show & Tell by William Greiner

LSU School of Art presents a new exhibition of color photography at the Glassell Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts: Show & Tell by William Greiner. A celebratory reception and reading will be held on Thursday, September 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Show & Tell includes 28 color photographs accompanied by 28 original short stories based on what participating writers saw in the images. Read more

9/18 - 10/18

Foster Gallery Exhibition

Rock N Roll 5: A Celebration of Stone Lithography

Rock N Roll 5 is a portfolio exchange curated by LSU printmaking MFA graduate students Eric Euler and Nathan Pietrykowski. Over 60 lithographers participated and were encouraged to embrace the history of printmaking while allowing the integration of new technologies and media into their stone lithographic process. The opening reception will be held Friday, September 20, from 6 - 8 p.m. Read more

9/28 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Hilltop Arboretum

PlantFest! Teaser 2013 

PlantFest! Teaser 2013 presents Dan Gill, associate professor in consumer horticulture at the LSU AgCenter. Dan will wax eloquent on the 20-25 plants he deems the pick of Hilltop's redoubtable PlantFest! 2013 plant roster, and he will do it indoors in the new Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium, complete with the benefit of air conditioning and a five-star audio-visual system. Read more

10/5 - 10/6

Hilltop Arboretum: PlantFest! 2013

The 30th annual plant sale at Hilltop Arboreturm will be held Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 6, from noon to 4 p.m. Well over 5,000 plants will be assembled representing 600 different species-some making their debut at Hilltop this year. Check the Hilltop website for a list of plants being offered at the fall sale one week prior to the event. Read more
9/25 at 4:30 p.m.
Cammy Brothers

"Architecture and Empire in Southern Spain" 


Cammy Brothers is an associate professor of architectural history at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture and the author of Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture (Yale University Press, 2008). She received a BA from Harvard and Radcliffe colleges, a MA from Courtauld Institute at the University of London, and a PhD from Harvard University. More info to come.

10/2 at 5 p.m.

DJ Stout

DJ Stout is a graphic designer and art director at Pentagram, a graphic design firm with offices in Austin, London, New York, San Francisco, and Berlin. Stout's wide-ranging expertise encompasses the design and redesign of a variety of publications including magazines, books, and catalogs. He and his team also specialize in identity design, branding and packaging, exhibitions, and website design. More info to come.

10/9 at 5 p.m.
Lesley Dill
Lesley Dill

"We Are Animals of Language"


Lesley Dill is a contemporary artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA from Trinity College, a MA from Smith College, and a MFA from Maryland Institute of Art. Her works in sculpture, photography, and performance use a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body, and transformational experience. Read more

Tiny Secret Student Art Galleries

The August 21, 2013, edition of DIG Baton Rouge featured "the tiny secret student art galleries" at the School of Art in their article titled, "Campus Uncovered: 20 Things You Might Not Know about LSU."

Eric Dallimore in Time Magazine

LSU School of Art Alumni Eric Dallimore, (BFA Photography '04) was mentioned in a Time magazine article, "Burned to Nothing: When Photographers Destroy Their Own Negatives."

The Tebbutts' House

Phillip and Mandy Tebbutt's house was featured in the Baton Rouge Advocate. View a slideshow, here. Phillip Tebbut is an associate professor in the Department of Interior Design.

Marion Drummond, Who Shaped Hilltop's Role, Dies

The Advocate: Marion Drummond, who helped make the LSU Hilltop Arboretum an outdoor classroom for gardeners and children, died Saturday on her 83rd birthday. Drummond received the Southern Garden History Society's certificate of merit and the Louisiana chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects' Dr. Robert S. Reich Service to the Profession award this year. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Marion's Greenhouse Project at Hilltop Arboretum.


2013 AIA Rose Awards

Several LSU School of Architecture alumni received 2013 Rose Awards from the American Institute of Architects. The Members' Choice Award and a Silver Rose Award went to Tipton Associates and Ashe Broussard Weinzettle for their "Lambright Sports and Wellness Center Expansion" project. Congratulations to alumni Ken Tipton (BArch '81) of Tipton Associates! A Silver Rose Award went to Coleman Partners Architects for "LSU Business Education Complex." Congratulations to alumni Dale Songy (BArch '81), Buddy Ragland (BArch '80), and Gary Gilbert (BArch '81) of Coleman Partners Architects! A Gold Rose Award went to Remson Haley Herpin Architects for their project, "Emergency Medical Services Headquarters." Congratulations to alumni Chris Remson (BArch '84) and Trula Haley Remson (BArch '90)!

Landscape Alumni in LAND E-News from ASLA

Three landscape architecture alumni were quoted in LAND E-News from ASLA in "Survey Reveals Most Landscape Architects Furnish Residential, Hospitality Projects." The three featured alumni were Lewis Aqi (BLA '88) of Lewis Aqi Landscape and Architectural Design in Miami, Florida; Keith LeBlanch (BLA '79) of Keith LeBlanch Landscape Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts; and Jeffrey Carbo (BLA '85) of Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects in Alexandria, Virginia. Read the article here

Art Alumni Exhibits at Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans

LSU School of Art alumni D. Clark Derbes (BFA '02) recently sold one of his sculptures to Nordstrom for their headquarters' collection. Another was purchased by Burlington Hospital in Vermont for permanent display in their ICU waiting room. The Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans is displaying his work in an exhibit titled Pre-Historic Art of the Future . . . Today! The exhibit opened August 3 and will run through September 28, 2013. For more information, visit Derbes lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his artist wife, Wylie Sofia Garcia, and their young son.
LSU School of Architecture Granted Maximum Term of NAAB Reaccreditation

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) has officially reaffirmed accreditation for the LSU School of Architecture, granting the professional bachelor and master of architecture programs the maximum, eight-year terms of accreditation. The visiting team report declared four NAAB criteria as conditions met with distinction: communication skills, fundamental design skills, use of precedents, and community and social responsibility. Read more

Communication across the Curriculum Studio Adds State-of-the-Art Equipment through Board of Regents Grant


Photo courtesy of Eddy Perez, LSU University Relations

Students in the College of Art + Design now have additional state-of-the-art tools to help them develop their visual communication and design skills in preparation for future career opportunities. Through a $70,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents, the college recently purchased a new, state-of-the-art, three-dimensional, or 3D, scanner; a Computer Numerical Control-or CNC-milling unit; and associated software for production of detailed thr ee-dimensional models in a variety of materials.Read more


LSU Community Mourns the Passing of Alumni Professor Mark Zucker

The LSU College of Art + Design is deeply saddened to report that J. Franklin Bayhi Alumni Professor of Art History Mark Zucker passed away suddenly at approximately 8 p.m. local time on Saturday, August 3, 2013, in Innsbruck, Austria. Professor Zucker is survived by his wife Kathleen, two step-children, and four step-grandchildren. LSU School of Art and the College of Art + Design will host an event in the auditorium of the Design Building on September 12 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate Mark's life and work, followed by a reception. Read more
Marsha Cuddeback Named 2013-14 Ruth McCoy Professor of Interior Design
Marsha Cuddeback has been named the Ruth Zimmerman McCoy Professor in Interior Design at LSU for the 2013-14 year. Marsha Cuddeback is an architect, licensed interior designer, and LEED accredited professional, and was formerly the director of the LSU School of Architecture Office of Community Design and Development. Prior to her faculty appointment last year in the LSU Department of Interior Design, she was a professional in residence for eleven years at LSU. Her overall interests include the scholarship of teaching and non-traditional, student-centered learning; sustainable design theory and practice; ethics of the natural and built environment; and design for at-risk populations. Read more

Landscape Architecture Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Asst. Professor Forbes Lipschitz

"We are excited to have Assistant Professors Lipschitz and Hindle join our strong and diverse faculty," said Bradley Cantrell, associate professor and director of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. "Richard's interests in site technology and horticulture help to fill spaces in our program and advance the profession's lineage and history of constructing innovative landscapes. Forbes Lipschitz brings a passionate research agenda that addresses regional site issues through the lens of sustainability, economics, and infrastructure. I have no doubt their talent and energy will make a difference in the program and the profession." Read more

Architecture Welcomes Five New Faculty Members

Asst. Professor Jason Crow

This fall, the LSU School of Architecture will add five new faculty members to its team: Associate Professor Jason Lockhart and assistant professors Catherine Bonier, Robert Holton, Jason Crow, and Shelby Elizabeth Doyle. "The School of Architecture was very fortunate to hire exceptionally high-caliber faculty this year. We look forward to their contributions as we continue to build our national reputation as a great place to study architecture," said Jori Erdman, associate professor and director of the LSU School of Architecture. Read more

Art Instructor Isoko Onodera at Frameworks Gallery 

Pattern Recognition by Isoko Onodera

The current exhibition at Frameworks Gallery in Baton Rouge is the first time LSU School of Art Instructor Isoko Onodera's work has been prominently featured. Onodera's oil paintings originate from snapshots she takes from real life. Her muted yet colorful scenes of everyday human interactions reflect her interest in the variables of individual perception according to the particular psychology, neurology, and physicality of the observer. In particular, Onodera is interested in the different ways people perceive and interpret color. The exhibit at Frameworks Gallery, located at 8501 Highland Road, will run through September 7, 2013. Read more

Interior Design Instructor Mary Ann Caffery at Baton Rouge Gallery

First Light by Mary Ann Caffery

Mary Ann Caffery is exhibiting her egret photographs at Baton Rouge Gallery, August 4-29, 2013, in a three-person show. The series of photographs included in the exhibition Vignettes: Out of the Darkness, into the Light, document the egrets' presence at the LSU lakes in Baton Rouge. Caffery is the owner of Caffery Gallery on Government Street in Baton Rouge and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Interior Design at the LSU College of Art + Design, where she teaches courses in graphics and color theory. Read more


Emily Meroney, Interior Design

Emily Meroney (BID '12) earned a double major from LSU in May of 2012 in interior design/architectural history and fashion merchandising/marketing. She is now living in New York City and employed in the Manhattan office of Shelton Mindel and Associates (SMA) as their associate interior designer. SMA is an internationally acclaimed firm consistently found on Architectural Digest's "Top 100 Architectural Giants" list as well as Elle Dcor's "A-list of Top-25 Interiors Firms." The firm is also a recipient of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Emily's current projects include model apartments in Manhattan, the cabin of a Bombardier private jet, homes in Aspen, and a townhouse in London. She is enjoying the diversity of New York City as well as the variety of disciplines used to create exceptional and luxurious spaces for clients.

Robert R. Cox, Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture alumni Robert "Bob" Cox (MLA '78) was chief regional environmental officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Denver from 1992 to 2008. As such, he was responsible for NEPA compliance for FEMA's after-disaster, land-use planning and construction projects. Cox covered regions in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Utah, and Colorado and enjoyed seeing so much of the West. He had the opportunity to lead some river basin planning, as well, before he retired in 2008. After retirement, he and his family built a house in Grand Junction on a bluff overlooking the valley. He worked part time for three years doing some environmental consulting work for ISO and FEMA, but has since gone into full retirement. He now spends most of his time in the gym, in the pottery studio, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, and camping. "Grand Junction is an absolutely beautiful place and we love it here," he said.

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