The exhibit Lineage, featuring works by Johanna Paas, Adam Posnak and Kathryn Hunter, opened Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.and ran until Nov. 2, 2008. The opening reception took place 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2010. All exhibitors are former LSU graduate students who are now working artists. Paas, Posnak and Hunter have created new pieces for this exhibition.
Is there Life After Art School? YES! Come enjoy fine works in clay, print and installation at the newest art event at the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery Shaw Center for the Arts. LSU School of Art presents: LINEAGE – featuring works by Johanna Paas, Adam Posnak and Kathryn Hunter, all former graduate students who have moved on in the world and are working artists. Choosing a career as an artist requires passion, tenacity, and a leap of faith. Art students spend years training and considering their artistic expression but what happens when they finally get that diploma? How do you answer that common refrain, What do you DO with a degree in ART? Well, naysayers, actually there are many career choices and you CAN make a living by creating.
Artists Johanna Paas, Adam Posnak, and Kathryn Hunter are coming home to LSU to prove this point. All are successfully working in the art world and creating new pieces for this exhibition. Johanna Paas, MFA 2001, is currently an assistant professor of Printmaking at Central Michigan University. Paas’ work is shown nationally and internationally including a print portfolio exchange in South Africa and work in Alexandria, Egypt. Ceramist, Adam Posnak, LSU MFA 1999, currently lives and works in Arkansas with his wife, Jeannie, also an LSU MFA alum and their young daughter. He has an active exhibition calendar and has shown nationally including Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and San Diego. He is also an accomplished musician. www.myspace.com/adamposnakpottery www.myspace.com/deepbluesfestival Kathryn Hunter grew up in Decatur, Alabama surrounded by good north Alabama storytellers and embellishers. At age 19, she went looking for adventure in the tall mountains of Montana and Wyoming where she resided for almost ten years. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from Montana State University, Bozeman in 1999. She returned to the south in 2000 to attend graduate school at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. In 2003 she earned a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking. Currently, Hunter teaches foundations (2D and 3D Design) in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and she operates a custom, letterpress printing business called Blackbird Letterpress. Check it out at www.blackbirdletterpress.com