Contact: Dr. Lisa Nicoletti, Turner Art Center Gallery, 318-869-5260, or
Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120 

Turner Art Center Gallery Announces Programs for 2000-01 Academic Year

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College's Turner Art Center Gallery has announced its programs for the 2000-01 year, including exhibitions of paintings, photography, watercolors, and student art.

Two convocations are also scheduled. Dr. Lisa Nicoletti, visiting assistant professor of art and English, will speak on "Art and the Holocaust" at 11:10 a.m. Nov. 2 in Kilpatrick Auditorium. She will discuss the important of art to the Nazis and their victims during World War II.

Professor Bruce Allen, chairman of the Department of Art, will discuss "Art and Culture in Contemporary China and Tibet" at 11:10 a.m. March 15 in Kilpatrick Auditorium. Professor Allen traveled to the two countries during his recent sabbatical. 

Both convocations are free and open to the public.

Turner Art Center is located at 3000 Centenary Boulevard. Gallery programs for the year are:

Aug. 18-Sept. 8, 2000:  K. Brodnax, "Regeneration," an exhibition of paintings from the artistís recent Master of Arts degree. Artistís reception: Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2000:  Mike Silva, "Salvation?", an exhibition of photographs influenced by the artistís Catholic upbringing. Artistís reception with Gospel music: Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m. Gallery talk by the artist: Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

Oct. 22-Nov. 18, 2000:  Hoover Watercolor Society, Small Painting Exhibition, the Hoover Watercolor Societyís annual fall juried show, with works selected by art historian Dr. Lisa Nicoletti.  Artistsí reception: Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2000: "Art and the Holocaust" convocation, Kilpatrick Auditorium, Smith Building, 11:10 a.m. to noon. Free and open to the public. Dr. Lisa Nicoletti will discuss protest art created in Germany and in the death camps of World War II and how the Nazis attempted to squelch it.

Dec. 3-30, 2000:   Ioanna Panos, "Untitled," Centenary student Ioanna Panosí senior exhibition.  Artistís reception: Dec. 3, 2-4 p.m.

Feb. 2-23, 2001:   Brett Angell, "Curiosities," Surreal paintings by Boston artist Brett Angell. Artistís reception:   Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m. Gallery talk by the artist: Feb. 2, 6 p.m.

March 15, 2001:   "Art and Culture in Contemporary China and Tibet" convocation.  Kilpatrick Auditorium, Smith Building.      11:10 a.m. to noon. Free and open to the public. Professor Bruce Allen will discuss his recent sabbatical travels through China and Tibet.

April 20-May 5, 2001:  Student Art 2000, annual student exhibition, featuring works by graduating senior Sarah Margaret Lagersen. Artistsí reception:  April 20, 6-8 p.m.

The Turner Art Center Gallery is free and open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m.-to 6 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and weekends from 2-5 p.m. For more information, call 318-869-5260.

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