November 2013 - In This Issue:

Interior design students in Matthew Edmonds' and Tracy Burns' classes helped collect and put together more than 80 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The boxes will be distributed all over the world by a charity organization in December.


Mid City Studio Public Pinup at White Light Night


LSU and Southern University architecture students enrolled in the 4000-level, service-learning studio are set to present designs for a market and café project at this year's White Light Night, an art hop hosted by the Mid City Merchants' Association, on Friday, November 22, from 6-10 p.m. This year, Letterman's Blue Print and Supply is sponsoring a competition for the studio and hosting the public presentation. The students will share the projects with residents, local businesses, and the general public at Letterman's at 4627 Government Street. The final proposals will be judged at the end of the fall semester and will be available to the public on the studio website at Winning proposals will be displayed on Letterman's billboards along Government Street during the spring of 2014. The designs will be turned over to St. Vincent de Paul and the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance to help raise money and promote the project. Read more



Maurizio Seracini, "A Future for the Past: Engineering Sciences to Save the World's Cultural Heritage"

Tonight! November 20, at 5 p.m.

LSU Design Building, Room 103

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture


Maurizio Seracini is a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging and other diagnostic tools and analytical technologies as applied to works of art and structures. He has analyzed more than 2,500 works of art and historic buildings, a surprising career path for a former engineer and medical student. His more-than-30-year search for the missing Da Vinci mural, The Battle of Anghiari, has opened a new application of engineering skills and has contributed to his reputation as a diagnostician of art. Some even say that Dan Brown's character Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, and Inferno is based on Maurizio Seracini and his work. In his lecture at LSU, Seracini will discuss the diagnostic technologies he and his teams have developed for studying and restoring art, and he will share examples from his remarkable, cross-disciplinary career. Read more

Anne Daniell to Speak at Coastal Sustainability Studio Brown Bag Lecture Series

Thursday, November 21, at noon

LSU Design Building, Room 212


Bring your lunch, grab a seat, and enjoy the lively discussion at the next LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS) Brown Bag Lecture series, free and open to the public. Anne Daniell is an instructor of religious studies at Loyola University College of Humanities & Natural Sciences. She received her PhD in religious and theological studies from Drew University, where she focused on ecological theology, feminist theology, and the intersection of process theology and post-modern thought. Her most recent theological work concerns "theology of place," which considers both how eco-cultural places shape religiosity and how constructive theological thinking, in turn, could help us to think about and care for the places we inhabit. Read more

Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama, Studio Potters from Marshall, North Carolina

Tuesday, November 26, at 6:30 p.m.

LSU Design Building Commons


Please join ceramics faculty and students for a night of lectures from two studio potters from Marshall, North Carolina. Matt Kelleher has been an artist-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts in western North Carolina; Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan. Shoko Teruyama finished a three-year residency at Penland School of Crafts in 2008 and is now a studio artist in Marshall. Kelleher and Teruyama will discuss their individual and collaborative work in this exciting lecture. Read more


Now - 11/21, 9 - 5 p.m.

CASA and Print Shop Biannual Sale

Front of LSU Union


Tonight! 5 p.m.

LSU College of Art + Design Lecture

Maurizio Seracini

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/21, noon

Coastal Sustainability Studio Brown Bag Lecture Series

Anne Daniell

LSU Design Building, Room 212


11/22, 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.

LSU School of Art Grad Walk

LSU Art Building, Studio Arts, Foster Hall, and Wetland Resources Building


11/22, 6-10 p.m.

Mid City Merchants' White Light Night

LSU School of Architecture Mid City Studio Public Pinup

Letterman's Blueprint & Supply, Government Street


11/26, 6:30 p.m.

LSU School of Art Ceramics Lecture

Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama

LSU Design Building, Commons



Now - 11/22

Manship Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts


Curated by Kelli Scott Kelley


Now - 12/6/2013


LSU University Recreation (LSU UREC) [UP]cycling>[down]cycling

School of Architecture students final projects


Now - 12/6/2013

LSU Foster Gallery

Intermix, MFA Thesis Show by Luisa Restrepo

Conditions of My Release, MFA Thesis Show by Michael Alford


Now - 12/8/2013

Glassell Gallery

Messages from the Other Side

Haejung Lee, Interpersonal Relationships and Eunjung Shin, Birthmark


12/8 - 12/13

LSU School of Architecture

Edges: Analog & Digital Fabrication Exhibit

Middleton Library Lobby

Opening: 12/8, 5-7 p.m.


Now - 12/31/2013

Frameworks Gallery

Billie Bourgeois, School of Art alumni, and James Kimura-Green, School of Art printmaking graduate student


Now - 1/2014

LSU Museum of Art

Portraiture: Style and Ornament by Rashaad Newsome


Now - 1/19/14

LSU Museum of Art

I Gave My Whole Life to Words by Lesley Dill


Now - 3/16/2014

LSU Museum of Art

Getting There

Holiday exhibition featuring toys for travel enthusiasts


Now - 2/16/2014

LSU Museum of Art

Right Here, Now, LSU School of Art Faculty Show


Now - 4/5/2014

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art

Civil War Battlefields and National Parks by LSU Professor Emeritus A. J. Meek


Landscape Alumni Leslie "L.D." Kelleher Passes Away at Age 82

One of Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture's oldest alumni passed away on November 12, 2013, at age 82. Leslie "L.D." Kelleher (MLA 1963) was among the first licensed landscape architects in the state of Louisiana. He practiced mostly as a nurseryman and landscape contractor who did design work and even built houses for much of his career. He is fondly remembered for the mean jambalaya he often cooked for the ASLA Louisiana Chapter meetings (which used to meet jointly with Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama members). Read Kelleher's obituary here.

Landscape Alumni Charlie Arrington Honored for His Contributions to Kiawah Island

Charlie Arrington, MLA 1987

On September 5, 2013, Kiawah Partners held a reception at the Cassique Clubhouse in honor of Charlie Arrington (MLA 1987), director of design and planning, for the many contributions he has made throughout his 26-year career on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Arrington was hired in 1987 by Landmark Land Company and was retained by Kiawah Partners in 1991 as director of design and planning. While employed with Landmark, he worked on the design and planning of the Ocean Golf Course and was division director for the 1991 Ryder Cup Committee. He was instrumental in the design of the River Course by Tom Fazio in 1995 and co-designed Cassique with Tom Watson in 2000. At the reception, South Street Partners announced that the Links Cottage at Cassique will be renamed the Arrington Cottage in honor of Arrington's dedication and hard work over the years. His family celebrated with him along with senior management; even Tom Watson called to congratulate Charlie!

Class of 2001 Landscape Alumni Rebecca Bradley Barber and Tamara Orozco Rebezo Reunite in Puerto Rico

Barber, far left, and Rebezo, far right

RRSLA Class of 2001 alumni Rebecca Bradley Barber and Tamara Orozco were recently reunited at a landscape conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Barber is a landscape architect at cādence, a landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The firm was recently featured in Fort Lauderdale Magazine.


Tamara Orozco Rebezo (BLA 2001) is a partner at Recurso Ciudad, PSC, a young, cross-disciplinary design firm in Puerto Rico. Recurso Ciudad is currently starting on the design for the Cataño Waterfront. Rebezo is serving her second term as president of the Institute of Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico (IAPPR) and is a board member of the College of Architects and Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico (CAAPPR). She is also a professor and coordinator of the landscape architecture unit at the Pontifical Catholic University School of Architecture in Ponce, Puerto Rico. "We are a fairly new school outside of the metro area, serving primarily the southwestern part of the island. We are now at our fifth year and graduating our first class next summer," she said. 

Alexandra Leigh Pearson, BFA 2004

Alexandra Leigh Pearson recently accepted the position of education coordinator at the Arts and Science Museum for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff. Pearson received a BFA in studio art/ceramics in 2004 and an MA in art history in 2009 from LSU. She went on to obtain an MFA in studio art/ceramics and a graduate certificate in museum studies from the University of Memphis. She volunteered and interned in several museums before accepting her current, full-time position. "My degrees from LSU gave me a stellar overall university arts education and prepared me for my MFA program and future career," said Pearson. Pearson plans to work in museum education for the foreseeable future. Pearson said she loves teaching in alternative environments and working with the community.

LSU Landscape Architecture Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Receive Top Rankings from DesignIntelligence
The undergraduate and graduate programs at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) have once again received top rankings from DesignIntelligence magazine. The November/December 2013 issue of "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" ranked the undergraduate program as number two in the nation and the graduate program as number three in the nation for the year 2014. The RRSLA undergraduate and graduate programs have been consistently ranked within the top five in the nation for the past decade, and both programs have been ranked in the top three since 2008, with the undergraduate program holding the number one ranking for four years since 2007.

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LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio to Present Mayors' Institute on City Design in December

The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), a trans-disciplinary program of the College of Art + Design, College of Engineering, and School of the Coast & Environment, will present a regional session of the Mayors' Institute on City Design on December 11-13, 2013. LSU was one of two institutions selected through a nationwide competitive process. This will be the first time the Institute has taken place in Baton Rouge. The Mayors' Institute on City Design is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United States Conference of Mayors, with support from United Technologies Corporation. Since 1986, the Mayors' Institute has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities.  Read more.


LSU Hilltop Arboretum Ribbon Cutting for $1.28 Million Expansion Project

The LSU Hilltop Arboretum held a ribbon cutting and open house for a $1.28 million expansion project on October 17, 2013. The Imogene Newsom Brown Education Facility will play host to educational and fundraising events and will be the final piece of a 1999 building plan that includes the existing administrative building, library, and open-air pavilion designed by award-winning Lake Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas. Read more


School of Art Grad Walk: Friday, November 22


Everyone is encouraged to attend this great opportunity to purchase fantastic art and chat with students about their work. The walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Wetland Resources Building. Attendees may stroll through multiple studios and experience a variety of displays including photography, digital art, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and painting. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! Read more 

LSU Print & Pottery Sale

Don't miss your last chance to purchase affordable, custom art from LSU printmaking and ceramics students at the bi-annual printmaking and ceramics sale in front of the LSU Student Union. The sale ends tomorrow at 5 p.m. Read more 

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture to Host Workshops at DredgeFest Louisiana


LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) is hosting DredgeFest Louisiana workshops at the LSU Design Building, January 13-16, 2014. DredgeFest Louisiana runs January 11-17, 2014, and includes a symposium in New Orleans January 11-12, workshops in Baton Rouge January 13-16, and a tour of dredge landscapes, leaving from New Orleans on January 17. DredgeFest is a roving conference and workshop series, an encounter between government agencies, designers, theorists, academics, corporate practitioners, industry experts, students, and the public. Read more


Architecture Students Transform Trash into Seating and More

Students up-cycled materials to create sustainable furniture. [UP]cylcling>[down]cycling is on exhibit at LSU University Recreation Center, now through December 6. Read The Daily Reveille article here.

Interior Design Students Visit Poverty Point State Historic Site

Interior design students in the second-year studio taught by Ruth Z. McCoy Professor Marsha Cuddeback and Associate Professor T.L. Ritchie took a field trip to Poverty Point October 18-20, 2013. The Poverty Point Reservoir and Historic Site Field Studies trip was intended to build on the students' studies of building rituals and artifacts. Read more

Architecture Students Present Edges: Analog + Digital Fabrication Exhibit at Middleton Library

The work of fourth- and fifth-year architecture students in Visiting Assistant Professor Shelby Elizabeth Doyle's course Edges: Analog and Digital Fabrication will be on display at the Middleton Library lobby, December 8-13. The exhibit will open on Sunday, December 8, from 5-7 p.m. Students in Doyle's course explored the translation of digital models into physical models through analog (wood shop and hand craft) and digital fabrication tools such as laser cutting, 2D/3D CNC milling, 3D scanning, and 3D printing. View a photo gallery of what the students created here.

Art Faculty and Students Attend Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference

Assistant Professor Kristine Thompson and a group of eight photography students attended the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Regional Conference in October, which took place in locations between Houston and Galveston, Texas. Thompson was one of the invited speakers at the conference, and senior photography student Jesse Guillory was a recipient of one of the SPE Student Travel Grants and was honored at a ceremony at the conference. Read more

Digital Art Students Tour Local Professional Studios

LSU Digital Art Assistant Professor Derick Ostrenko and College of Art + Design Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) Studio Coordinator Vincent Cellucci aligned a field trip for four digital arts students to further explore related professional positions in the local film industry. The group visited Gentle Giant and Pixomondo Studios, located in Baton Rouge. Both companies specialize in post production and visual effects for television and Hollywood feature films. Read more

Interior Design and Architecture Students Visit Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans

On Monday, November 4, six fourth-year interior design students and six second-year architecture graduate students visited Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, a nationally recognized, award-winning architecture firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The three founding partners of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple are LSU School of Architecture alumni who often commit their time to numerous initiatives that advocate quality in the design of the built environment, including teaching, research, speaking engagements, and public advocacy. The firm is known for its commitment to the civic realm as well as a sustainable future. Read more

Digital Art Student Illustrates Children's Book

Anne Lipscomb, a third-year digital art student at the LSU School of Art, illustrated the children's book Elvis the Penguin, by Kara Casanova. The book launched at the Perkins Rowe Barnes & Noble in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Read more

School of Art Student and Alumni Exhibit at Frameworks Gallery

Lilian & Poppy by James Kimura-Green

Frameworks Gallery, located on Highland Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is hosting a dual exhibition of abstract contemporary paintings and collages by third-year printmaking student James Kimura-Green and 1983 School of Art alumna Billie Bourgeois. The exhibit opened during Highland Nights on Friday, November 15, and will be on view through the entire month of December 2013. Read more

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