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McNeese Art Briefs

McNeese Art Briefs

Lisa Reinauer, professor of art at McNeese State University, received the first place award in The Art Studio, Inc. Members Juried Art Exhibit for 2013 at The Art Studio in Beaumont, Texas. Reinauer had two pieces accepted into the exhibit curated by Megan Young, director of the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University. The works, "Chronos Rings" and "Labyrinth," are both diptych images, painted in acrylic on canvas and feature intimately scaled still lifes paired with mandala-inspired images. As part of the first place award, she will be featured in a solo exhibition scheduled for May of 2014.  

Heather Ryan Kelley, McNeese professor of art, had four large scale paintings and two intaglio prints accepted into the Acadiana Center for the Arts' 1000 Words Exhibition in Lafayette, which looked at artists who explore narrative in a variety of mediums. The exhibit will be held in the Main Gallery through July 13 located at 101 West Vermilion St. in Lafayette. 

Kelley also had a print included in the Third International Biennale for Miniature Graphics exhibition held in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina - the Library of Alexandria - in Alexandria, Egypt. Kelley's selected work is a 2 x 3 inch intaglio print titled "Mesa." The vast library is home to extensive art and manuscript collections, a planetarium, research centers, six specialized libraries and four museums.

Tony Sandoval, a junior music eduction major from San Marcos, Texas, has been accepted into the Boston Brass Camp June 3-July 6. This event - offered by the Crested Butte Music Festival and Western State Colorado University in collaboration with Boston 

Brass - offers hands-on training for brass players from one of the world's most respected brass ensembles.

Chris Lowe, instructor of English at McNeese, has had a story, "Once Upon a Time in Mississippi," published in the issue of Grist: The Journal for Writers. Also, he had another story, "These People," accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Fiction Southeast.

Benjamin Sutton, a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate, had a poem, "Then, the Unabridged," win the Kay Murphy Prize in Poetry for Bayou Magazine and the University of New Orleans. He also has poems from the series "Footnotes on the City" accepted for publication in the Columbia Poetry Review for Columbia College, as well as in an issue of Redivider for Emerson College. Four of his poems from a series titled "Notes from the After-Images" have been accepted in The Literary Review for Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Todd Gray, MFA student, has had a short story, "Hairless" accepted for publication in The Los Angeles Review. 

Eric Nguyen, MFA student, has had a short story, "Certainty," published in issue 3 of Glitterwolf (UK).  He also has had a story, "The Compact Life," accepted for publication in Jonathan, a literary magazine based in Arkansas.

Nathan Friedman, MFA student, has had a story, "Confluence," accepted for publication in the summer 2013 issue of Western Humanities Review from the University of Utah.

Lori Mosley, MFA student, has had two poems from the section poem, "A Blackberry Rearing," accepted for publication in the 63rd issue of Whiskey Island. 
"Take Us Back to Vinyl," a short story by MFA student Jenn Alandy, has been selected for presentation at the South Central Modern Language Association's 70th Annual Conference in New Orleans in October. She will read her story as a member of the inaugural panel titled "Creative Writing: The Short Story." The prize for the best short story read at the conference is $500.  

Images: "Chronos Rings" and "Labryrinth"
Diptypch images, acrylic on canvas
By Lisa Reinauer

"Items from the Lumber Room, 2011-13"
Oil on canvas
By Heather Ryan Kelley

Intaglio print 2 X 3 inches
By Heather Ryan Kelley