October 2014
Photo Of The Month
Students Learn Blacksmithing Techniques

The Louisiana Association of Metal Artists held their biannual meeting at LSU on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Professional metalworkers taught students blacksmithing techniques and more. Blacksmiths came from all over the world to attend this meeting and work with LSU sculpture students. View more photos on Facebook.


Alumni Spotlight



LSU College of Art & Design's 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Carmon Colangelo will deliver the commencement address at the fall graduation ceremony on December 19. Colangelo received his MFA in printmaking from LSU in 1983, and he now serves as dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. 


Since his time at LSU, Colangelo's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the US as well as in Argentina, Canada, England, Italy, Korea, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. His work has been collected by the nation's leading museums, including the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. As an academic leader, Colangelo remains an active faculty member and still makes his own art. "At the moment, my position offers the perfect balance, allowing me to lead a school of art, architecture, and design at a research university with an internationally renowned art museum, where I can also be a part of the process of organizing exhibitions and building an amazing collection."


Read more about Carmon Colangelo.

Faculty News
LSU School of Art Faculty Show at Foster Gallery
Student news
Students & Alumni Receive Prestigious, National Awards from ASLA
Architecture Students Launch #iammidcity Campaign
Glassell Gallery Features Exhibition by Artist and Physician Eric Avery
You Can View Past Lectures Online!
Alumni News
Register for Art & Design Networking Day

February 27, 2015, is Art & Design Networking Day! Employers have the opportunity to meet with students about available job opportunities and review student portfolios. Participation is free; parking is $15 per vehicle. To register for Art & Design Networking Day, visit lsu.edu/careercenter/events/ADND.

Jim Pitts (BLA 1984)

LSU landscape architecture alumnus Jim Pitts is now the general manager and COO of Blue Ridge Mountain Club, a resort and residential community in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. "I wanted to let you know how pleased I have been with my education and career path. I feel like I've spent the last 25 years preparing form this singular moment." Visit blueridgemountainclub.com for more information about the resort.

Henry Louth (BArch 2007) Joins Zaha Hadid Architects in London

Henry Louth finished his master's degree at the Architectural Association in the Design Research Lab programme in January and has been working in London with Zaha Hadid Architects in the Computation and Design Research Group since May. ZHA's research group, in conjunction with the Architectural Association's Visiting Schools Programme is presenting a week-long workshop on folded structures and topology optimization in India before Christmas, and Louth is an assistant tutor. Visit zha-code-education.org for more information. View Louth's academic work at henrydavidlouth.com.

 LSU Architecture Class of 1984 Reunion

LSU School of Architecture Class of 1984 celebrated their 30-year reunion October 18-19. Alumni visited Atkinson Hall for coffee and flashbacks. Thanks to Chris Remson for bringing everyone together!


A monthly doodle by RRSLA Interim Director & Professor Emeritus Van Cox

Dean Alkis Tsolakis


Junior Interior Designer, Design Studio, LLC, Covington, LA

Landscape Architect, Reich Associates, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA

Landscape Architecture Internships, Studio Outside, Dallas, TX

Graphic Designer, Manning Architects, New Orleans, LA

Intern Architect, Jeff Kudla Architect, Lake Charles, LA

Design & Marketing Specialist, Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union, Denham Springs, LA

Landscape Architect, Greig-Percy Collaborative, Austin TX

Digital Content Intern, LSU School of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

Graphic Designer, Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA

Graphic Designer, LSU Office of Communications & University Relations, Baton Rouge, LA

Social Media Manager, Grace George, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA

Production, Grace George, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA

Landscape Account Manager, Landry's Landscape, Baton Rouge, LA

Graphic Design Specialist, Woolly Threads, Baton Rouge, LA

Designer/Sales, Ethan Allen, Baton Rouge, LA

Design Assistant, Mirror Lake, Spring, TX
lectures &

Tonight! at 5 p.m.

Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Lecture

Eric Avery, MD

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/3 at 5 p.m.

School of Architecture Lecture

Sponsored by WHLC Architecture

Wes McGee

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/5 at 5 p.m.

School of Art Lecture

Bissera Pentcheva

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/6 at 6:30 p.m.

LSU Ceramics Lecture

Kyle Triplett

LSU Design Building Commons, Room 104


11/10 at 6:30 p.m.

Max Z. Conrad Endowed Lecture

Laurie Olin, FASLA

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/12 at 5 p.m.

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture

Penny Sparke

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/17 at 5 p.m.

Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture

Mack Scogin & Merrill Elam

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/19 at 5 p.m.

Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Lecture

Ann Craven

LSU Design Building, Room 103


11/22 from 6-9 p.m.

RRSLA Alumni Reunion

Hosted by the Design Workshop

1390 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204


12/3 from noon - 1 p.m.

CSS Brown Bag Lecture Series

John Anderson

LSU Design Building, Room 212


12/10 from noon - 1 p.m.

CSS Brown Bag Lecture Series

Catherine Seavitt

LSU Design Building, Room 212


2/27 from 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Art & Design Networking Day

LSU Design Building

View Registration Information

Now - 1/18/2015

Rooted Communities: The Art of Nari Ward

LSU 2013-14 Nadine Carter Russell Chair

LSU Museum of Art 


Now - 2/15/2015

Accalia and the Swamp Monster: Works by Kelli Scott Kelley

LSU Museum of Art 


Now - 11/16

Homeland [In]Security: Vanishing Dreams

Featuring Work by Loren Schwerd

Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY


10/20 - 11/21

LSU School of Art Faculty Show

LSU Foster Gallery

Closing Reception: 11/21, 6-8 p.m.


10/28 - 12/7

Eric Avery, MD: 1983-2014, HIV/AIDS - Witness, Healer, Survivor

Glassell Gallery

Reception: 10/30, 6-8 p.m.


10/30 - 11/8

20th International Symposium on Electronic Art

Featuring work by Derick Ostrenko

New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE


11/25 - 12/4

MFA Thesis Show

Ki Ho Park

Foster Gallery


12/11/14 - 1/9/15

Curator's Choice: Selected Works from the Gallery Collection

Glassell Gallery


1/22/15 - 3/1/15

A Freedom of a Different Kind: The Art of Michael Triegel

Glassell Gallery

Reception: 2/12/15, 6 - 8 p.m.


Support our students and the goals of our faculty and administration in making the college a leading resource in the art and design community.  Give today.

The LSU College of Art + Design includes programs in studio art, art history, architecture, graphic design, digital art, 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.