11/12/2014 12:15 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU's Museum of Art and the LSU School of Art Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery will be part of the citywide “Prospect.3+ Baton Rouge: Notes Upriver” art and culture celebration Nov. 15-16.
The two LSU facilities, both within the Shaw Center for the Arts at 100 Lafayette St. in downtown Baton Rouge, are among the 15 locations that will feature artwork and activities from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Prospect.3+ Baton Rouge is the capital region’s official extension of the contemporary art biennial Prospect.3 New Orleans, the largest biennial exhibition of international contemporary art in the U.S. It will feature art installations, exhibitions, film screenings and live events through late January 2015. The event is coordinated by emerging arts organization Elevator Projects, with support from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, and will feature exhibitions and special projects throughout Baton Rouge.
During the weekend, the LSU Museum of Art will premiere an exhibit by emerging local artist Silas Breaux, titled “Dwelling.” Breaux was selected from among 20 other artists as the winner of the museum’s Love Local Art contest. This contest invited emerging artists from the Greater Baton Rouge area to create an installation for the museum’s J.D. and Patsy R. Lyle Lobby as part of Prospect New Orleans. An opening reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in the museum, located on the building’s fifth floor. Admission to the museum will be free throughout the weekend. More information can be found at www.lsumoa.com or by liking the LSU Museum of Art on Facebook.
The Glassell Gallery, located on the first floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, will feature artwork by current LSU visiting artist Eric Avery, who is a physician, psychiatrist and printmaker. His social content prints explore issues such as human rights abuses, social responses to disease, death, sexuality and the body. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 7.
In addition, the Glassell Gallery will be one of a handful of locations taking part in the P.3+BR “virtual virus,” an experiment in augmented reality sculpture and place-marking that can be viewed in real time through the free Layar smartphone app. For more information, visit the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/acgbr.
To learn more about Prospect.3+ Baton Rouge, visit the official website at www.prospectneworleans.org/p3plus-regional or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prospectrouge, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014