LSU School of Art Well Represented Among Winners of Art Melt

Art Melt 2012 second place winner; "The Intersections of Influence," by Courtney Barr

Art Melt 2012 second place winner; “The Intersections of Influence,” by Courtney Barr

The School of Art was well represented among the winners of the ninth annual Forum 35 Art Melt at the Shaw Center for the Performing Arts in Baton Rouge last month.

Alumni Kellye Eisworth (Photography, ‘12) won 1st place. Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Courtney Barr won 2nd place. Alumni Kimberly Bates (Painting, ‘09) won Forum 35 Select. And alumni Emily LaCour (Painting, ’11) won the Anne Connelly Award.

Art Melt has become the largest multi-media juried art exhibit in Louisiana. This free event showcases artistic talent from across the state and is considered the premier cultural event of the southeast Louisiana summer season. The art competition consists of a blind judging with prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000. The show accepts artwork from a variety of artistic mediums.

In addition to the juried art show, the event includes appearances by local and regional performers, food and drink from local restaurants and food trucks and an arts marketplace.

Jurors for this year included Franklin Sirmans, chief curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Ron Platt, curator of modern contemporary art at the Birmingham Museum of Art; and Thomas Neff, photographer and LSU professor of art.

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