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Forrester’s Eat White Dirt Debuts in Ruston

Assistant Professor Adam Forrester will present two films on Thursday, 12 November at 6:30pm at the Dixie Center for the Arts in historic downtown Ruston. Eat White Dirt is a short documentary film, which Forrester describes as, “A look at the bizarre and beautiful relationship we have with a particular mineral found...
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Girl Scouts Learn about Bookmaking

Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design recently held a bookmaking workshop for a local Girl Scouts troop hoping to earn their bookmaking badges. The workshop came about when Associate Professor of Art Frank Hamrick, who specializes in photography and book arts, was contacted by a fellow campus employee who has...
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OPENING: School of Design Faculty Exhibition

Please join us for the opening reception of the School of Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition at Louisiana Tech University, on Tuesday, 27 October from 5pm until 7pm in the Visual Art Center Galleries. The Exhibition, featuring recent work from the current faculty of the Studio art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and...
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You’re Invited: School of Design Open House

The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 29th from 6 pm – 8 pm. The event will be held throughout buildings and spaces of the School of Design on the University’s main campus: Hale Hall, the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center and...
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Lecture: Architect Kim Yao (New York)

The School of Design is happy to welcome architect Kim Yao to the Louisiana Tech campus. Kim Yao, AIA, holds the position of principal at Architecture Research Office (ARO), located in New York City. ARO is an award-winning firm that runs as a laboratory for architectural design. With projects ranging from...
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Artist/Skateboarder to Present Work

Lines of Sight: Painting, Drawing and Film Making Lecture by Brian Lotti Monday, 12 October at 5:30pm Fj Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome painter, filmmaker and skateboarder to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Brian Lotti was born in Okinawa, Japan in 1972...
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Benditz Selected to Participate in ASID GO PRO

Congratulations to School of Design Alum Bridget Benditz (BID 2015). Bridget has been selected to attend the American Society of Interior Designers/ASID GO PRO 2015 conference in Brooklyn, New York. Specifically developed for emerging designers within their first few years of practice and graduating design students, GO PRO 2015 invites...
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Exhibition to Feature Collaborative Work of Kyle Triplett

The Enterprise Center Gallery presents Silver Thaw, an exhibition of collaborative work between Kansas City, Missouri based artist Rain Harris and Louisiana Tech Assistant Professor of Studio Art Kyle Triplett. Triplett and Harris’s artwork, an ongoing series of large format backlit digital prints, began this past summer as a result...
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Artist Talk with Diana Synatzske

You are invited to join us this Thursday, October 8 at 3:30 PM in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103 for an artist talk with Diana Synatzske. Sculptor Diana Synatzske (MFA ’13) will discuss her work included in the current exhibition Riding in Cars Without Seat Belts.  ...
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Singh’s “21 Rules” featured on Podcast

Kevin Singh, Associate Professor of Architecture, was featured in a recent podcast of Entrepreneur Architect, discussing architectural practice, his successful post “21 Rules for a Successful Life in Architecture” and a new ebook, Beginning Your Career in Architecture. Congratulations, Kevin!

Hamrick and Cloe Featured in Makers’ Marks at the Masur

Makers’ Marks is an exhibition featuring work by Todd Cloe, Frank Hamrick, and Cliff Tresner. These artists’ studio practices revolve around making objects constructed largely by hand, as well as using visual forms to express parables. Their broad storytelling capacity touches on many themes ranging from formal or art historical...
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Professor Emeritus Dablow to Exhibit New Work

Dean Dablow, Professor Emeritus of the School of Design, will present an exhibition of his new work at Studio 301 September 11 through October 30 with an opening reception scheduled for September 11 from 6-8pm. Everyone is invited to attend.   Although known for his photographs, Dablow began his career...
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Alex Shows a Competition Winner

Alex Shows, an M.Arch candidate in the School of Design, was recently awarded Honorable Mention in the Open Category of the 15th Annual Steel Competition for his project entitled Sentā. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the...
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Parkinson (MFA ’14) featured in NYT article

Congrats to Casey Amelia Parkinson (MFA Ceramics ’14)! Her work for the current exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans has been publicized far and wide, from the inflight magazine of United Airlines to, now, the feature image in the New York Times article! Well done, Casey!

Hamrick’s Work Featured on Album

Associate Professor Frank Hamrick made a quick trip back to Nashville this summer to complete photographic work for the upcoming album of Dave Rawlings Machine. The award-winning duo of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch met Hamrick in Nashville in the summer of 2014 when he produced a tintype of the band...
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Cooper-McCauley Recognized as Emerging Talent

Hannah Cooper McCauley, an MFA Photography candidate in the School of Design, was recently selected as one of the fifty most promising emerging photographers in the world today by LensCulture Magazine. The international jury selected from a pool of photographers representing over 110 countries. Hannah’s feature for LensCulture, entitled “A...
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Adam’s Days at the Beach

Earlier this Summer, Assistant Professor Adam Forrester was one of twenty-one artists selected from an international pool and received the coveted “Curator’s Choice Award” at DigitalGraffiti at Alys Beach – a projection art festival located on scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida’s South Walton County. In its eighth year, Digital...
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We’re Hiring…

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF STUDIO ART / DRAWING SCHOOL OF DESIGN LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY Tenure Track Position: Assistant Professor of Drawing. Applicants who are additionally able to demonstrate expertise/experience in Printmaking (traditional and digital modes) are desirable. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Compensation includes full benefits. Deadline: Application reviews begin...
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Of the Sky/Of the Earth

Eighteen architecture graduate students in the School of Design will exhibit their final design projects on Friday, 22 May from 6:00pm-8:30pm at 202 North Vienna in Downtown Ruston. The exhibition, entitled Of the Sky/Of the Earth, features the students’ Comprehensive Design Projects, completed as a part of the requirement towards earning...
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GTM Mural Unveiling

Please join the Dean for the unveiling of the new mural in GTM! Thursday, 21 May 2015 3:30pm Paul Pennington Conference Room in GTM. Congrats to Nick Bustamante and the students involved in this project!

Dedication Ceremony for The Chiasmus

Louisiana Tech’s School of Design Takes Aim at Improving MedCamps Experience MedCamps of Louisiana, Inc. and the Louisiana Tech School of Design have partnered to design and construct the Chiasmus archery and paintball range. For several years students in the Architecture program’s Design Build studios have partnered with various organizations...
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GAME LAUNCH 2015

Louisiana Tech University, School of Design’s class ART464 will be hosting our Game Launch event which is the culmination of this quarters Game Design class. Students from both Computer Science and the School of Design have teamed up to explore game design and development. Come join us to hear brief...
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Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

The Graphic Design Senior Exhibition will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30PM in University Hall. The Exhibition will feature the graphic design work of: Cory Alexander Taylor Collins Anne Cranford Rosalynne Fluty Kayla Frith Ariel Hoggatt Drew Leach Sarah Lorio Rob Phillips Adele Richards Brennan...
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School of Design Awards

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE RECOGNIZE STUDENTS FROM: Architecture Interior Design Graphic Design Studio Art FRIDAY, MAY 8TH at 4:00PM UNIVERSITY HALL hors d’oeuvres following awards ceremony  

Resonance: The 2015 BFA Studio Exhibition

The Louisiana Tech University School of Design Galleries will host Resonance: The 2015 BFA Studio Exhibition, which opens Tuesday, May 5th through Friday, May 15th with a reception from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition features work from senior Bachelor of Fine Arts students working in photography, video, sculpture, ceramics, drawing and painting. The...
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Structure, Environment, Biology, Place

Lecture by Mark Husser (LaTech Alumnus) Tuesday, 5 May at 7pm Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome back School of Design alumnus Mark Husser (B.Arch 1989) to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Mark Husser, AIA, LEED, is Managing Partner for Grimshaw Architects’ New York office. His...
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Exhibition: Material Landscapes

Exhibition: Material Landscapes  Hale Hall Gallery The work of eight award-winning landscape architecture firms will be featured in the exhibition Material Landscapes, which includes project photographs and drawings. The projects specifically emphasize the employment of materials in landscape design which critically engage contemporary design issues in landscape architecture. Projects such as Stoss’...
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MFA Exhibition

The third year graduate students Catherine Crow, Christian Dunn, Mary Dunn, Jenna Fincher, Meredith McGregor, Rachel Spencer, and Yijun Yao from the Louisiana Tech University School of Design are proud to present Through Lines, an MFA thesis exhibition. This exhibition is one of the final stepping stones on the path...
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