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Winners of the Second Statewide Juried High School Exhibition

The LSU School of Art hosted the second annual statewide juried exhibition for high school artists, at the LSU Foster Gallery March 4–31, 2016. Winners were announced at a reception held at the gallery…

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LSU School of Art Offices Move to Design Building

We’ve moved! The LSU School of Art offices have moved from the Art Building to room 220 of the Design Building in anticipation of impending renovations to the Studio Arts Building, where the art…

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Bilingual Edition of Marc Fumaroli’s 2013 Paula G. Manship Lecture Published by LSU Press

In 2013 French essayist and historian Marc Fumaroli, member of the Académie française in Paris, delivered a Paula G. Manship lecture to students and faculty in the College of Art & Design and the…

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BLA Student Profile: Ry’yan Clark, BLA 2017

LSU Bachelor of Landscape Architecture candidate Ry’yan Clark, a native of New Orleans, chose to study landscape architecture because of his interest in art, design, and math. “I have always had an interest in…

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Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas

The Aptitude of an Advocate Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas has led community planning activities and redevelopment efforts in Louisiana since obtaining her Master of Landscape Architecture from LSU in 1989. As the former head of…

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Art + Design Networking Day a Success!

  More than 50 employers participated in Art + Design Career Networking Day on February 26, 2016. Presented by the LSU College of Art & Design and the LSU Olinde Career Center, Art +…

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Leah Hamel and Veronica Hallock Win Top Awards in National Paper Art Triennial

  LSU MFA candidate Leah Hamel and LSU MFA alumna Veronica Hallock won top awards in the National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. Both awards…

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LSU Graphic Design Students Receive Twenty-Two 2016 AAF Baton Rouge Student Awards

  LSU graphic design students received 22 2016 American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge Student Awards, including three Best in Show, nine Gold, and 10 Silver. The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, recognize…

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New Online Graphic Design Course Available for Majors, Minors, and Non-Majors—Anytime!

A new online course taught by LSU School of Art Assistant Professor Richard Doubleday teaches professional procedures for solving design problems from first ideas through finished presentations with an emphasis on the integration of…

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Three LSU Architecture Alumni Named Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

LSU School of Architecture alumni Mark Ripple (BArch 1979), Percy “Rebel” Roberts III (BArch 1976), and Jeff Stouffer (BArch 1984) have been elevated to the prestigious American Institute of Architects Class of 2016 College…

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New Book by Professor Bruce Sharky Provides Complete Overview of the Landscape Architecture Profession

In February 2016, Routledge published a new book by LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) Professor Bruce Sharky. What is landscape architecture? Is it gardening, or science, or art? Sharky argues that…

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LSU Architecture Student Dasjon Jordan Awarded 2015-16 Simpson-Strong Tie Scholarship

Dasjon Jordan, a fifth-year undergraduate student in the LSU School of Architecture, was awarded the Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarship for the 2015–16 academic year. The scholarship was established by the Simpson Strong-Tie Company to assist…

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LSU Press Publishes New Book in the Reading the American Landscape Series, Edited by Lake Douglas

Afton Villa: The Birth and Rebirth of a Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Garden by LSU journalism alumna Genevieve Munson Trimble was released by LSU Press in February 2016. Afton Villa is the third in the Reading…

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The First Hearsts

In summer 2015, The Hearst Foundations granted $80,000 toward current-use scholarships for incoming undergraduate minority students in the LSU College of Art & Design. The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working…

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Sustainable Development Pioneer Emmanuel Stefanakis Named Special Advisor to the Dean for International Initiatives

Emmanuel Stefanakis, principal of Sustainable Strategies International, is serving as special advisor to the dean for international initiatives at the LSU College of Art & Design through June 2016. Stefanakis is working with LSU…

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2016 Design Week with Kinder Baumgardner, President of SWA

Kinder Baumgardner is leading LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture’s 2016 Design Week (January 25–29). Baumgardner, an LSU alumnus (BLA ’87), is president of SWA, a leading international landscape architecture, planning, and urban…

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Architecture Student Christopher James Receives LSU Discover Scholar Award

Christopher James, a third-year LSU School of Architecture student from Clearwater, Florida, has been named a 2016 LSU Discover Scholar award winner. The LSU Discover Scholar award recognizes students who exemplify the potential for…

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Professor Darius Spieth Publishes on the Art of Brian M. Viveros

Art history professor Darius A. Spieth has contributed an essay to The Dirtyland, a book featuring the work of contemporary Californian painter Brian M. Viveros, who is best known for his imagery of self-assertive…

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Spring 2016 Nadine Carter Russell Chair to Lecture and Lead Seminars on Louisiana Landscape Lexicon

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, ASLA, AIA, has been named the spring 2016 Nadine Carter Russell Chair, a rotating residency shared among the four disciplines in the LSU College of Art & Design—this year’s residency is…

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LSU College of Art & Design Fall 2015 Commencement

Thirty-three students received diplomas at the LSU College of Art & Design fall 2015 commencement ceremony, which took place at the LSU Student Union Theatre, Friday, December 18. The college conferred 29 undergraduate degrees,…

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