February 2014 - In This Issue:
CIDA Accreditation Exhibit Room
The LSU Department of Interior Design is in the midst of reaccreditation. This exhibit of student work was set up for the CIDA accreditation team visit in early February. Kudos to the interior design faculty and students for all their hard work!

Visiting Artist Mark Cole

Mark Cole, assistant professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, led a three-day workshop for School of Art students at the LSU College of Art + Design. The workshop was presented by CASA, the Ceramic Arts Student Association. Cole was also the guest curator for 8 Fluid Ounces 2014, on exhibit at the Glassell Gallery through March 9.

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Joey Shimoda  

LSU School of Architecture & Department of Interior Design Lecture

Tonight! February 26, 2014, at 5 p.m.

LSU Design Building, Room 103

Benito Huerta

LSU School of Art Lecture

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 5 p.m.

LSU Design Building, Room 103
Nari Ward

Nadine Carter Russell Chair Lecture

Monday, March 24, 2014, at 5 p.m.

LSU Design Building, Room 103

Shannon Nichol

LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 5 p.m.

LSU Design Building, Room 103

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


Now - 3/9/2014

Glassell Gallery

8 Fluid Ounces National Invitational Ceramic Cup Show

Curated by Mark Cole

Reception: 2/20, 6 - 8 p.m.


Now - 2/28/2014

Foster Gallery

Art Unbound III: Malleable Language
LSU Press & LSU School of Art


Now - 8/10/2014

LSU Museum of Art

Rooted Communities: The Art of Nari Ward


Kresge Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant to Coastal Sustainability Studio

The LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio has been awarded a $200,000, two-year grant from the Kresge Foundation to assist Louisiana communities plan for climate change, sea-level rise, land subsidence, and other hazards. Funding will support development of a tool or process that will coordinate local city planning and land-use decisions with the efforts of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority 2012 Coastal Master Plan. Read more

Architecture Student Receives National McNair Research Scholarship

Atianna Cordova, a third-year undergraduate student enrolled in the LSU School of Architecture program, is the first LSU architecture student to be named a Ronald E. McNair Research Scholar. In her application for the scholarship, Cordova proposed a multidisciplinary research project that would explore how cultural competence can help address the challenges of designing children's homes within developing nations. McNair Research Scholars conduct research under the mentorship of some of the most distinguished faculty in the country and communicate the results of their work through publications and workshops. Read more


Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Let the Good Times Roll!

Come on over and celebrate Mardi Gras with the Dean's Office! Thursday, February 27, at 3 p.m. at the Design Building Atrium. Eat king cake, mingle, and enjoy great company with the dean, faculty, staff, and fellow students. LSU College of Art + Design alumni are invited to attend, as well!


John N. Cryer Named a 2014 AIA Fellow

The 2014 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated LSU School of Architecture alumni John N. Cryer of Page Southerland Page to its prestigious College of Fellows. The fellowship program was developed to acknowledge those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. The 2014 fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2014 National AIA Convention. Read more

Earl Broussard, Cofounder of TBG Partners, Transitions Role of President to Jim Manskey

LSU School of Architecture alumni Earl Broussard, cofounder of TBG Partners, the 120+ person, five-office, landscape architecture and planning firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, will be transitioning the role of president to Jim Manskey, after 27 incredible years. Broussard will still maintain day-to-day involvement and will remain integrally involved as chair of the board of directors for the firm. In making the announcement, TBG put together a  video that explains how the transition came about and the relationship between Broussard and Manskey, which dates back to their first meeting as teacher and student at Texas A&M.


New Solo Exhibit by Joanna Coke (MFA 2005)

A new solo exhibit, Colors & Textures - Sunflowers & Abstracts, by LSU School of Art alumni Joanna Coke opened at the Women's Resource Center in Sarasota, Florida, on February 6, 2014. The show extends through March 26 and may be viewed weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this exhibition, Coke concentrates her artworks into two forms: playful sunflowers and swirling abstracts infused with highly textured surfaces. Visit joannacoke.com for more information.

Carlyle Wolfe (MFA 2004) Exhibits at David Lusk Gallery, Memphis

The works of former painting & drawing graduate student Carlyle Wolfe (MFA 2004) are on exhibit at the prestigious David Lusk Gallery in Memphis, February 4 through March 8, 2014. Until the Day Breathes showcases several of Wolfe's watercolors from his 2013 works. Visit carlylewolfe.com to view Wolfe's portfolio or davidluskgallery.com.

Luke Love and Sarah Smith (BLA 2013) Join Clark Condon Associates

Congratulations to two LSU landscape architecture graduates, Luke Love and Sarah Smith (BLA 2013), the newest team members of Clark Condon Associates Landscape Architecture!

New Book by Landscape Alumni Dana Nunez Brown

Using Plants for Stormwater Management: A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South, by Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture alumni Dana Nunez Brown, will be published by LSU Press in April 2014. An accessible and essential resource, the book gives both novices and experts the know-how to harness rainfall and create beautiful, ecologically functioning landscapes. Read more

About LSU College of Art + Design

The LSU College of Art + Design supports programs in studio art, art history, architecture, graphic design, interior design, and landscape architecture. The college brings together a focus on creativity and expression, talented faculty, specialized concentration areas, outstanding studio and gallery spaces, and a connection to the community to create a dynamic program. For more information, visit design.lsu.edu.


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