Faculty Art Show: “Right Here, Now”



The works of 24 LSU School of Art faculty members are on display at the LSU Museum of Art in an exhibition titled Right Here, Now. The exhibition opened on November 8 and will run through February 16, 2014.

Right Here, Now is a wonderful opportunity to experience the quality of art produced by LSU School of Art educators. Many of the faculty-artists have won awards and have exhibited their work nationally and internationally.

“I think it’s important that all areas of the School of Art are featured. Visitors to the museum will be able to experience the breadth of work being made at LSU by faculty that normally show all over the world,” said Assistant Professor Derick Ostrenko. “Seeing it all in one spot shows people a sliver of what’s happening here and now.”

Right Here, Now features more than 85 works by LSU School of Art faculty, representing all of the studio areas taught and studied at the School of Art: photography, painting and drawing, printmaking, graphic design, foundations, sculpture, ceramics, and digital media. This is an excellent chance to see the art pieces of professionals who are helping pave the way for School of Art students.

Right Here, Now features the work of the following School of Art faculty-artists:

Andy Shaw
Michaelene Walsh

Scott Andresen

Digital Art:
Derick Ostrenko

Graphic Design:
Lynne Joddrell Baggett
Courtney Barr
Gerald Bower
Paul Dean
Richard Doubleday
Rod Parker

Painting and Drawing:
Jacqueline Parker
Denyce Celentano
Kelli Scott Kelley
John Malveto
Ed Smith

Jeremiah Ariaz
Thomas Neff

Digital Art and Photography:
Kristine Thompson

Leslie Koptcho
Kimberly Arp

Chris Hentz
Malcolm McClay
Loren Schwerd

General admission to the LSU Museum of Art is $5 each for adults and children age 13 and over. Admission is free to university faculty, staff, and students with ID, children age 12 and under, and museum members. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

About LSU School of Art
The LSU School of Art combines the best of both worlds: the resources and faculty of a large liberal arts institution and the personal attention that comes in a close-knit community. Students in the School of Art develop specialized skills while experimenting with various mediums, exploring their own creative intuition, and studying art history and contemporary art theory. Education comes from intensive critiques, working studio classes, dedicated professors, and engagement with the larger arts community through a curriculum that combines academic teaching and hands-on experiences, both on and off campus. For more information, visit