Contact:  Lynn Stewart or Abbey Broussard, Centenary News Service

Professor Bruce Allen to Speak 
about Asian Art  at Centenary Convocation March 15 in Brown Chapel

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Bruce Allen, professor and chairman of the Art Department at Centenary College, will discuss Asian art and his travels through China and Tibet during a public lecture at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, March 15 in Centenary's Kilpatrick Auditorium.  

Professor Allen will show slides and video while giving an overview of his two-month trip last year.  He visited Hong Kong, Xian, Lhafa Tibet, Beijing and Tokyo. 

The idea for the trip came about five years ago when two Chinese artists came to Centenary for a semester.  Upon their departure, they invited Allen to visit them at their own institution. Allen accepted the invitation during his recent sabbatical and gave multiple talks at the Art Institute of Xian.

Allen is a 1975 art graduate and a 1977 mathematics graduate of Centenary. He continued his education at the University of Wyoming where he earned his M.F.A. in sculpture and printmaking.  Allen returned to Shreveport in 1983 and has been a professor of art at Centenary for the past 18 years, including 12 years as chairman of the department.

The convocation, which ends at noon, is open to the public as a service of the Centenary Convocations Committee.  Kilpatrick Auditorium is located in the Smith Building at the corner of Kings Highway and Woodlawn Street.  

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