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Visiting Artists Pickering and Scheuer Open the SOD Gallery Season

The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University is pleased to announce the opening reception for new solo exhibitions in the Bethea and Moffett Galleries. Nearly West and Southern Kingdom, photographs by Walker Pickering, as well as Seeing and Healing, prints and installation by Jennifer Scheuer will be on view in the TVAC galleries from September...
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Hamrick Travels to Denton for Workshop, Exhibition

Louisiana Tech University School of Design Associate Professor Frank Hamrick traveled to Denton, Texas to teach a bookmaking workshop, critique work by photography students and attend a reception for his work included in the three person exhibition “Recalling” at the University of North Texas Art Galleries. Twenty of Hamrick’s tintype...
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Slaughter Debuts New Work in Ruston

Joey Slaughter, Associate Professor of Studio Art, exhibits a new series of works at Studio 301 (301 N. Trenton) in Ruston. The exhibit, titled Voices Carry, will be on display through 14 October. For more information, please call Studio 301 at 318-614-4057.

Iancu at Summer Residency

Raluca Iancu, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, is currently at a month-long residency at the The Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, VT. The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and...
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SINGH Speaks at National Summit on Licensure

Kevin Singh, Associate Professor of Architecture, served a session speaker at the 2016 NCARB Licensing Advisors Summit held in Chicago from 5-6 August . The purpose of the Summit is to convene all US architecture licensing boards, all universities with architecture programs and the professional community to discuss the path to architectural...
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Triplett at Ceramics Residency in Czech Republic

Kyle Triplett, Assistant Professor of Studio Art and the Clarece Harp Lyles Endowed Professor in Ceramic Arts, is midway through a month long ceramics symposium and residency in Bechyne, Czech Republic. The symposium includes eight artists from the US, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and Austria, working at the Laufen Ceramics Factory and in...
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Bustamante Featured in Regional Magazine

Nick Bustamante, Associate Professor and Studio Art Program Chair, is featured in the current issue of Bayou Life Magazine. To see the article please click here. Even better, hunt down a printed version and see images of his artwork. Congratulations, Nick!

Duet Selected as Best in Show

Assistant Professor Nicole Duet’s painting, “Vickie,” has been selected as Best in Show in Fusion Art’s Red, White and Blue Online Juried Exhibition. This work will be featured at the Fusion Art’s Palm Springs Gallery in November. Congratulations, Nicole!

M.ARCH Graduate Exhibition

Please join us on Friday, 20 May, from 6-8:30pm for the Master of Architecture Graduate Exhibition in the galleries of the Visual Arts Center of the Louisiana Tech University Campus. Sixteen students will show their Comprehensive Projects to culminate their graduate studies.   Lonnie Bennett Kaleb Bonvillain Darrell Burgess, Jr....
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The School of Design is pleased to welcome designer Primo Orpilla to the Louisiana Tech Campus. “Workplace Evolved” / Monday, 9 May / 5:30pm / FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103 Primo Orpilla, IIDA, is co-founder of Studio O + A, an internationally recognized design studio located in San...
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The SOD Awards

The School of Design presents the 2016 SOD Awards on Friday, 6 May at 3pm in the FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103. Please join us as we recognize students from Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Studio Art. Hors d’oeuvres following awards ceremony.

LECTURE: Mirko Ilić

The School of Design and AIGA Louisiana Tech is happy to welcome designer and illustrator Mirko Ilić to the Louisiana Tech Campus on Thursday, 12 May at 5pm in the University Hall Auditorium. Mirko Ilić Corp. was established in 1995 as a multi-disciplinary studio specializing in graphic design, 3D animation, motion picture titles, and...
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EXHIBITION: Uncommon Collective (BFA Studio Candidates)

The School of Design is pleased to announce the opening reception for Uncommon Collective, Tuesday, May 3rd from 6 to 8 PM. This exhibition features work from senior Bachelor of Fine Arts students working in photography, sculpture, ceramics, drawing and painting. This event is free and open to the public....
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Phoebe Allen

It’s with sadness to inform everyone that Phoebe Allen Mathys, Professor Emerita of the School of Design, passed away Sunday (5/1) morning after a long illness. She left her imprint on our School through her decades of teaching and touched the lives of countless students during her tenure at Louisiana Tech...
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Academic Excellence Honored

Congratulations to the School of Design students recently recognized at the 2016 College of Liberal Art Academic Excellence Luncheon on 19 April. These students were nominated by the faculty representing the very best of their respective programs. Well done! Our Honorees (left to right): Sarah Chenevert (Graphic Design); Katie Minyard...
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LECTURE: Murray Legge, FAIA

Buildings and Projects Lecture by Murray Legge Monday, 25 April at 5:30pm FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome architect Murray Legge to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Murray Legge, FAIA, is principal of Murray Legge Architecture located in Austin Texas. Projects...
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LECTURE: Craig Schwitter

Performative Surfaces: Structural Solutions for a Changing World Lecture by Craig Schwitter Monday, 18 April at 6:30pm FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome Craig Schwitter to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Craig Schwitter is a structural engineer and principal of BuroHappold...
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Numerous Accolades for Slaughter

Associate Professor of Studio Art and Graduate Coordinator Joey Slaughter was recently featured in the publication Fresh Paint, an international, independent bi-monthly magazine. He was selected by artist Andrew Salgado for inclusion in its International Issue, Volume 12. Professor Slaughter was also selected from almost 1,000 applicants for inclusion in New American Paintings,...
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The Louisiana Tech School of Design is pleased to announce the second of two opening receptions and thesis presentations for our 2016 graduating MFA candidates. These exhibitions and presentations are presented in partial fulfillment of requirements for completion of the Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in Studio Art and Graphic...
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Emory/Futrell Present at National Conference

Congratulations to Assistant Professors Marla Emory (Chair, Interior Design) and Tom Futrell (Chair, Graphic Design) for presenting their co-authored paper, “Breaking Academic Silos: Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods and Collaborations,” at the 2016 Interior Design Educators Council held in Portland, Oregon (9-12 March). The paper describes teaching pedagogy over a two-year design studio collaboration...
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MFA Thesis Exhibition/Presentation: The Good, Bad, Ugly

The Louisiana Tech School of Design is pleased to announce the first of two opening receptions and thesis presentations for our 2016 graduating MFA candidates. These exhibitions and presentations are presented in partial fulfillment of requirements for completion of the Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in Studio Art and Graphic...
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SOD Students to be Recognized at UL Academic Summit

Congratulations to students of the School of Design for being selected to represent Louisiana Tech University at the 2016 University of Louisiana System’s Academic Summit to be held on 14-15 April on the campus of Nicholls State University. This celebration of academic excellence at UL System Universities will encompass the system-wide...
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SOD Alumni Wins Award

Peter Hay, a 2014 MFA Alumni of LA Tech’s School of Design, wins top award at Momentum OKC. Two of Hay’s paintings were included in the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s annual curated exhibit of artists 30 and younger living in Oklahoma.  Hay’s painting entitled “Topos”, a 72”x72” oil painting was...
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SOD Graphic Design Students Featured in Screen Print Exhibition

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council, in partnership with Parish Press, recently announced an exhibition of screen printed works on paper of former and current Louisiana Tech University School of Design students. The course, taught by Associate Professor Todd Maggio and former graduate student Christian Dunn (MFA 2015), assigns the annual...
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Congratulations to the SOD Annual Student Show Winners!

The School of Design is excited to announce the winners of the the Annual Student Show. Juror Joshua Chambers (MFA, 2009) selected exemplary student 2D and 3D work from over 400 submissions. Thanks to Josh and the outstanding student work of the SOD. The exhibition of work is available to view until 16 March...
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Student and Faculty Photos Published in Oxford American

Congratulations to Louisiana Tech University School of Design third year graduate student Hannah Lauren Cooper McCauley for having her work published in the current spring issue of Oxford American Magazine. This news follows Professor Frank Hamrick’s tintype, Lauren, published in the Oxford American special music issue.