The Sky is Gray, Visual Works Inspired by Ernest Gaines

This innovative art exhibition, curated by Leslie Charleville, features original artworks in diverse media by artists across the country and internationally including New York, California, and Paris, France. Participating artists include Leslie Charleville, Michael Crespo, Addie Dawson-Euba, Demond, Malaika Favorite, Jacques P. Gasquet, Melody Guichet, June Gumbel, Robert Hausey, Randell Henry, Patricia Hough, Christopher Johns, Libby Johnson, Charlotte Ka, Kelli Scott Kelley, Salonga Lee, Marcus McAllister, AJ Meek, Darlene Moore, Thomas Neff, Joseph Pearson, Morris Thomas and Lewis Watts.

The LSU School of Art is pleased to announce our November 2008 exhibition schedule for the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Exhibition Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts. Ernest Gaines inspires artists at LSU’s Glassell Gallery.

The LSU School of Art presents The Sky is Gray: Visual Works Inspired by the Writings of Ernest Gaines. This innovative art exhibition features original artworks in diverse media by artists across the country and internationally including New York, California, and Paris, France. The exhibition, which was curated by Leslie Charleville, will be installed in the spacious Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts from November 11 through December 10, 2008. Participating artists include: AJ Meek, Christopher Johns, Michael Crespo, Demond, Leslie Charleville, Patricia Hough, Thomas Neff, Melody Guichet, June Gumbell, Randell Henry, Morris Thomas, Malaika Favorite, Addie Dawson-Euba, Darlene Moore, Joseph Pearson, Lewis Watts, Solonga Lee, Charlotte Ka Richardson, Libby Johnson, Kelli Scott Kelley, Marcus McAllister, Jacques P. Gasquet, Robert Hausey.

Artists were asked to create new works of art inspired by their personal reading of Ernest Gaines writings. Their visual responses to his literature will be featured along with the inspirational passages. A reading of excerpts from Ernest Gaines by students from Teach for America will be followed by an artists reception on Sunday, November 16th. The reading will begin at 4pm and the reception will follow from 5-7pm.

A symposium on Race and Society is scheduled for Sunday, November 23 from 2-4pm. Panelists will include: Gaines scholars, Reggie Young, PhD. and Marcia Gaudet, PhD., activist and community leader, Maxine Crump, and documentary filmmaker, Ruth Laney. All events are free and open to the public.

This exhibition is made possible through the support of Mr. Robert Galantucci, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and Teach for America.

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