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Singh is Louisiana’s USGBC Innovation Champion 2018

An architect and associate professor in the School of Design, Louisiana Tech’s Kevin Singh is more interested in designing students than buildings. This fall the Louisiana chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), dedicated to building green buildings and communities worldwide, presented Singh its Innovation Champion Award for 2018...
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Exhibition: David Emitt Adams

Exhibition Dates: October 30 – December 4, 2018 Moffett Gallery, F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center   POWER David Emitt Adams   David Emitt Adams is an artist whose current practice engages historical media in order to create an informed contemporary dialogue about photography’s past and present. For the series POWER, Adams traveled cross-country and...
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5th Louisiana Biennial: The Art of the Poster

Exhibition Dates: October 30 – December 4, 2018   5th Louisiana Biennial: The Art of the Poster National Juried Exhibition Bethea Gallery, F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center   Juror: Celene Aubry, Associate Director & Manager, Hatch Show Print   Juror’s Lecture: Monday, November 5, 2018 5pm TVAC 103 Reception...
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Artist Talk: Vitus Shell

The Dedication: An Exploration of a People Vitus Shell, Painting Visiting Artist lecture: Thursday, October 11, 5pm, TVAC 103 Reception 6-7 pm The School of Design invites all faculty, staff and students to the closing reception for current exhibitions in the Bethea and Moffett Galleries at the F Jay Taylor Visual Arts...
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Artist Talk: Tressa Jones

Shift Tressa Jones, Printmaking Artist lecture: September 25, 5pm TVAC 103 Reception 6-7pm   Artist Statement As time passes distance forms and that something becomes harder to reach, blurry, less physical. I am interested in visually translating this distance; expressing abstraction as a concrete form. My artistic research focuses on...
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EXHIBITION: Tressa Jones / Vitus Shell

EXHIBITION DATES SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 16, 2018   TRESSA JONES, PRINTMAKING Shift Moffett Gallery September 25, 2018 Artist Talk 5pm, TVAC 103 Reception 6–7pm   VITRUS SHELL, PAINTING The Dedication: An Exploration of a People Bethea Gallery October 11, 2018 Artist Talk 5pm, TVAC 103 Reception 6–7pm   GALLERY...
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CALL FOR ENTRY:: 5th LOUISIANA BIENNIAL: The Art of the Poster

Call for Entry Submission Deadline: September 28, 2018 11:59 (Central) Louisiana Tech University School of Design 5th Louisiana Biennial: The Art of the Poster National Juried Exhibition Exhibition Dates: October 30 – December 4, 2018 This exhibition is Louisiana Tech University School of Design’s first juried show to focus on...
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Henry Stout: 1946-2018

Henry Stout, former professor and Director of the School of Architecture, was a mentor to so many at Louisiana Tech University. He touched the lives of hundreds of students who are now professionals in the field of architecture. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family. Henry was a graduate...
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Master of Architecture Candidate Exhibition

Congratulations to our Master of Architecture degree candidates! These students celebrate with an exhibition of work as a prelude to commencement exercises on 19 May. The exhibition will be on display to the public from Tuesday, 14 May through Friday, 18 May in the FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center Galleries....
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SOD Welcomes Designer Noël Anderson

The School of Design welcomes designer Noel Anderson to talk about her work in motion design, education and more. Noël Anderson is a New York/New Orleans-based motion designer and educator, focused on branded content, video art, mixed media installation, and motion theory. She has an MFA in Motion Media from...
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BFA Candidates exhibit MOXIE

The School of Design is excited to invite everyone to the opening reception of the 2018 BFA Studio Art Senior Exhibition: Moxie. This group exhibition from Louisiana Tech University’s BFA Candidates represents the culmination of a body of work that each student has developed over the course of the Studio...
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MFA THESIS PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS

The Louisiana Tech University School of Design is pleased to announce the following exhibitions and thesis presentations in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts Degree. Please join us for the opening reception, lecture, and Q and A with these MFA candidates: Coming Home Jonathan Clayton...
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SOD host Game Jam

Interested in designing video games? Are you a developer or an artist/designer or just interested in games? This is the event to attend!! 3rd Annual 48hr LaTech Game Jam Where: School of Design – FJ Taylor Visual Arts Building, 1 Mayfield Ave., Ruston, LA 71272 When: March 23 (5pm) –...
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SOD hosts 2018 Annual Student Exhibition

The School of Design invites everyone to the opening reception of the Annual Student Show at 5pm on Monday, March 19th. Over 500 works by undergraduate and graduate students were submitted to an outside juror. Of these submissions 48 works were chosen. Works on view include all levels of ceramics,...
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AIAS/SOD Host Career Focus Day

Firms from Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas are coming to Hale Hall to participate in Career Focus Day on Saturday, 17 March. This annual event serves as an opportunity for our students to start preparing for their professional futures by meeting with architects/interior designers, talking about their work and learning about...
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SOD Graphic Designers earn awards

Congratulations to the LaTech SOD Graphic Design students and faculty earned awards and recognition at the 2018 ADDY Awards, hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Shreveport-Bossier. Dellanee Wade, MFA candidate, brought home a Silver, Gold, and 2018 Student Best of Show ADDYs for her (31ATE) campaign focused on building...
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Two Visiting Artists featured in Exhibitions/Lectures

The School of Design invites all faculty, staff and students to the opening reception for two new exhibitions in the Bethea and Moffett Galleries. Exhibition Dates: January 30- February 20, 2018 Chris Boyd Taylor (Bethea Gallery) Made for TV: TriColor Stands and the Fixins’ to Go With February 20, 2018...
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Design Justice Advocate to Lecture

The School of Design is happy to welcome designer Brian Lee, Jr. to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Bryan is a Designer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the Founder/Director of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial,...
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Rock Island Greenway Mural Dedicated

It was a great day celebrating the dedication of the first Rock Island Greenway Mural. A wonderful collaboration continues between Louisiana Tech University and the City of Ruston. Congratulations to Professor Nicholas Bustamante and his awesome students! Article here

Maggio contributes to a book on Toy Research

Todd Maggio, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, contributed a chapter to the recent book entitled TOYS and COMMUNICATION. His chapter, “LMNOBeasts: Using Typographically Inspired Toys to Aid Development of Language and Communication Skills in Early Childhood,” was cowritten with Kerri Phillips and Christina Maddix in the School of Communication at...
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2017-18 Faculty Exhibition Opens

Opening Reception: December 5, 5-7pm Exhibition Dates: Until January 16, 2018 The School of Design is excited to invite everyone to the opening reception of the 2017-2018 Faculty Show. This exhibit consists of collaborative works and individual research projects of faculty and staff in the areas of Studio Art, Graphic...
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Architect/Engineer to Discuss recent projects

The School of Design is happy to welcome architect/engineer Greg Otto to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Greg Otto is a principal at Walter P. Moore in Los Angeles, California. The office of Walter P Moore focuses upon structural engineering, enclosure and façade design, and infrastructure planning. The office has...
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Architect Natalye Appel, FAIA, to lecture

The School of Design is happy to welcome architect Natalye Appel to the Louisiana Tech Campus for a lecture on Monday, 9 October at 5:30pm in the FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103. Natalye Appel + Associates Architects is a small firm from Houston, with projects ranging from civic,...
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SOD to host state-wide printmaking symposium

The School of Design is hosting PRINT THING #5, a state-wide symposium and workshop for undergraduate students and printmaking professors to meet, learn, collaborate and have some fun. Students and faculty from Nicholls State, McNeese State, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Baton Rouge Community College and Louisiana State University will...
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Printmaking Exhibition in the VAC Galleries

The Louisiana Tech School of Design is pleased to announce the 2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition, juried by Ben Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. The 2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition presents a survey of contemporary printmaking, with artists from the United...
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