(August 29, 2014)

Magale Library hosts reception, exhibit for Constance Diane Long

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary's Magale Library will host a reception for the opening of an exhibit of works by Centenary Muse and alumna, Constance Diane Long '80. The reception will be Sunday, September 28, from 2-4 p.m. in Magale Library and is free and open to the public. Long's exhibit will remain on display in Magale's lobby through October.

Rose Ringed and New Holland Parrakeets
Rose Ringed and New Holland Parrakeets piece by Constance Diane Long

Long's paintings are designed for visual pleasure.

"I try to remind a viewer of a tranquil day or a place from their past," says Long in her artist statement. "Finding an image depicting a relationship of an object's beauty then capturing it in an art piece is the challenge I face as I work. Finding beauty and preserving the past is often the primary focus of my art."

A native of Shreveport, Long holds an BA in fine art with an emphasis on studio art, studio painting, drawing, and Intaglio printing from Centenary.

Long's work that has been exhibited at Artport in the Shreveport Regional Airport. She has also been commissioned for numerous projects including a 5-story mural located at 920 Jordan Street in Shreveport and a mural at the Marjorie Lyons playhouse for Princess Ida. She also designed and painted backdrops for visual merchandising for several Selber Brothers retail stores.

On Monday, September 8, at 5 p.m. Long will be featured on the radio show, A Better Shreveport, hosted by Dr. Loren Demerath, Chair of Centenary's Sociology Department.

For more information on Long and her work, visit www.dianelongstudio.com.