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Contact: Diane G. Dufilho, Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College, 318.869.5040, ddufilho@centenary.edu, or Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120, lstewart@centenary.edu

Read and ReJoyce II: A Selection of Works from the Archives of William Joyce Exhibit at Centenary's Meadows Museum of Art through Feb. 1, 2004

William Joyce,
New Yorker Cover
"Back to School"
oil, 14" x 17", 1998

SHREVEPORT, LA—The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of Louisiana will present the creative exhibition Read and ReJoyce II: A Selection of Works from the Archives of William Joyce from Nov. 2 through Feb. 1, 2004.

The image and the word are delightfully combined in this special Meadows Museum of Art exhibition that features the works of Shreveport’s own filmmaker, author and illustrator William Joyce. Not just an ordinary museum experience, the installation of Read and ReJoyce II includes four distinct sections that individually focus on the various media used by Joyce in his works and that are testament to the creative energy that drives Shreveport’s famous author. The Emmy Award-winning Joyce, artist-in-residence at Centenary, maintains the offices of his company, Howdy Ink, on the second floor of the Peters Building at the college.

The Read and ReJoyce II experience begins with a selection of original covers from The New Yorker, which are positioned at the museum’s main entrance. As visitors leave the main entrance hall, they immediately find themselves caught in a colorful maze in which some 16 podia are located. One of Joyce’s books rests on each of the podia and above each book hangs an original illustration from the book. Some of the books with accompanying original illustrations included in the “reading maze” are Dinosaur Bob and his Adventures with the Family Lazardo, George Shrinks, Bently & Egg and The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.

Museum visitors have the opportunity to go from podia to podia looking through and reading Joyce’s books as they search for the images in the books that match the original works on the walls. “The podia, original works and printed books are installed in a way that we hope will encourage reading while simultaneously instilling an appreciation of the visual arts in museum visitors,” said Diane Dufilho, director of the Meadows Museum of Art. Also incorporated into the maze section are a number of walls with windows cut in the shapes of circles, squares, triangles and rectangles that provide a sneak peek into other sections of the exhibition.

Upon leaving the maze, visitors can walk through a section that highlights a number of Joyce’s unpublished works and sketches or relax in a video room designed for viewing the famous Joyce character of television and book fame, Rolie Polie Olie. This exhibition is not to be missed and is sure to engage and delight regional audiences of all ages.

Read and ReJoyce II: A Selection of Works from the Archives of William Joyce is accompanied by approved posters featuring works from the exhibition. A color poster has been produced in a limited edition of 500 and is available for the general public only through the Meadows Museum Store. For further information about the posters and other unique items, call the Museum Store at 318-869-5007.
Meadows Museum of Art is located on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana at 2911 Centenary Boulevard in Shreveport. The Museum is open to the general public from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays; and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Museum is closed on Mondays. The Museum is free of charge to the general public. For further information or to receive a 2003-04 Exhibition and Program Guide, call the Museum Business Office at 318-869-5040.
This exhibition has been curated and organized by the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of Louisiana. This exhibition has been sponsored by BancorpSouth, Mike and Catherine McKay, Doctors for Women, and Ernie Turner. The printing of educational and informational materials for this exhibition has been supported by a generous grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a State affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Museum receives general operating support from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council with funds from the City of Shreveport. The Museum receives annual support from the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum. The Museum seeks and receives funding and support from both public and private foundations and other sources on a project-by-project basis.

Read and ReJoyce II: A Selection of Works from the Archives of William Joyce
Calendar of Events

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003
Members’ Exhibition Preview

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003
Exhibition open to the general public

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003
2–3:30 p.m.
Book signing by William Joyce in the Meadows Museum; light refreshments

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