Current Exhibitions


MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition
Paul Trichel 
October 26 – November 2
Tuesday, October 26
Artist Talk: 5 pm, Opening Reception: 5:30 – 7 pm
The 2021 Thesis Exhibition “Cognizance” will feature work by Masters of Fine Art candidate Paul Trichel.  The photographs included in this exhibition explore the concept of self-reflection in order to find one’s place in the world.  Using fruits and flowers as surrogates for the artist, the images explore themes of loneliness, isolation, and the need to belong within a community.
The exhibit opens on Tuesday, October 26 at 5:30 pm.  Trichel will provide his thesis presentation at 5pm in VAC 103. The candidate will discuss his creative practice, his influences, and his contemporary context with an audience driven question and answer session, followed by the opening reception.  Masks are required.
For more information about the artist, please visit

Exhibition: CUTTING EDGES: Collages by Retired Art Historian Dr. Saul Zalesch

Tuesday, October 19
Artist Talk: 5pm, Opening Reception: 6pm

Exhibition Dates:
October 19 – November 2

The Louisiana Tech University School of Design invites all faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the community, to the opening reception for a new exhibition in the Moffett Gallery. The exhibition will feature the work, Cutting Edges: Collages by Retired Art Historian Saul Zalesch.

Artist Statement

“I began making collages when I had students in art appreciation classes create them to discover for themselves the kinds of decisions artists take and the skills and actions involved in conceiving and executing a work.  I gravitated to collage because inspired by Joseph Cornell’s use of vintage materials, the simple eloquence of works like Arthur Dove’s Grandmother, and the power of Betye Saar’s work, especially The Liberation of Aunt Jemimah.  My collages originate in two different ways: 1) having an idea and then finding appropriate materials; and 2) seeing an image that inspires elaboration on a theme.  I look at and collect a wide variety of imagery to ponder relationships of forms or ideas; sometimes serendipity strikes and visually striking and/or meaningful collages emerge, but more often it takes prolonged trial and error to achieve my desired look and message.  There is nothing magical or mystical in the process.  It depends on a lifetime of reading and looking that come together to suggest novel imagery and commentary on society and life.”


School of Design Galleries, located in the F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center

1 Mayfield Street, Ruston, 71272

(across from AE Phillips school)

The exhibit will run through November 2.
free and open to the public

For more information: 706.247.2295 or email