(January 8, 2014)

Guest artist Sean Starwars visits Centenary campus as Attaway Fellow

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College will host Attaway Fellow Sean Starwars, a relief printmaker specializing in color woodcut printmaking, this month. Starwars' work regularly appears on book covers, albums, and magazines as well as commercials.

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Sean Starwars

His first appearance will be a convocation presentation on Thursday, January 16, in the Algur Meadows Museum from 11:10 a.m. to noon during which he will discuss his method for creating wood block prints. His exhibit will be on view in Meadows from Sunday, January 19 to Sunday, February 23. These events are free and open to the public.

The Laurel, Mississippi native is a member of the Outlaw Printmakers, an international collective of printmakers. Starwars recently completed a project titled "One Woodcut a Week" and is currently working on his project "One Woodcut a Day." He received a B.A. from Old Dominion University and an M.F.A. from Louisiana State University. He will work extensively with studio art and communication students while in residence at Centenary.

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Piece by Sean Starwars

Local artists and community members are invited to join Starwars for a workshop Saturday, January 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Turner Art Center. Participants will learn how to craft their own woodcut piece. Registration for the class is $20. For more information and to register, contact Jeremy Johnson, Director of Digital Media, at email or 318-869-5709. Space is limited.

Funded by and named for Douglas and Marion Attaway, with matching funds from the State of Louisiana, the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture are awarded to intellectuals who have made notable contributions to the public discussion of ideas. They present themselves not as academics who occasionally have public roles, but as public thinkers and gifted communicators whose foremost interest is civic culture. The College reserves the title "Attaway Fellow in Civic Culture" for those whose work is known beyond the bounds of the academy and have a national reputation in their fields.