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McNeese Arts Briefs

the tempation of St. Anthony

"The Temptation of St. Anthony"
Oil on canvas
Heather Ryan Kelley

(July 22, 2013)  Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art at McNeese State University, has artwork included in the 10th Anniversary Art Melt Invitational exhibition in the Louisiana State University Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge.

The retrospective exhibition - on display through Sept. 8 - celebrates the 10th anniversary of Art Melt and will feature works of art from the nine past "Best in Show" award winners as well as history on the event that has become Louisiana's largest juried art show.

Kelley, who won "Best of Show" in 2007, has three pieces in the exhibit - a painting titled "Summer," an artist's book titled "Studies After Finnegans Wake: The Midden Heap, a Sampler " and another painting titled "The Temptation of St. Anthony.
Dr. Molly Martin, assistant professor of literature at McNeese, was recently awarded the J. Randall Leader Prize by the International Arthurian Society/North American Branch at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. This annual award goes to an author who had the best article on an Arthurian topic to appear in an academic journal during the previous year. The winning article, "Castles and the Architecture of Gender in Malory's 'The Knight of the Cart,'" was published in Arthuriana 22.2.
Martin also presented a paper titled "The Architecture of Strength in Malory's 'Tale of King Arthur'" and chaired a session on "Philosophical Themes and Issues in Malory's 'Morte Darthur'" at the Congress meeting.
Dr. Rachel Williams, assistant professor of French and comparative literature, presented a paper titled "Translating Molière in Quebec: Antonine Maillet's Defense of Franco-Canadian Specificity" at the 20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium in Atlanta, Ga.
Brittany Chretien, a French major, received a CODOFIL scholarship to study abroad for a month this summer at Université de Mons in Belgium.
Amy Fleury, associate professor of English and director of the McNeese creative writing program, had a poem, "Elk Skeleton," featured in Verse Daily. The poem is from her recently released book, "Sympathetic Magic." 

Dr. Stella Nesanovich, Professor Emerita, had two new poems, "Returning from New Mexico" and "Thoughts on Floating Bodies" in a recent issue of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture.