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McNeese Arts Briefs

McNeese Arts Briefs

(April 27, 201"Not for Sale" ad by Katelyn Hoffpauir7) Katelyn Hoffpauir, a McNeese State University visual arts major from Lake Charles, won a Student Bronze Award at the recent American Advertising Federation’s 10th district competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

Hoffpauir received her bronze Addy for her poster titled “Stop Human Trafficking.”

Awards for advertising creative excellence for both professionals and students were presented at the conference. Entries were judged based on creativity, originality and creative strategy.

At the local level, Hoffpauir won a gold (for her poster), a silver and a bronze Addy. As a local AAF gold Addy winner, she qualified t"Ricorso" by Heather Ryan Kelleyo advance to the AAF 10th district competition with a chance to move on to the national finals.
McNeese art professor Heather Ryan Kelley has created cover art for the upcoming CD and vinyl release of “Waywords and Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake.” The project was organized in 2014 to set James Joyce’s book to music. On May 4, the anniversary of “Finnegans Wake’s” first publishing in 1939, the third edition will be released. Kelley’s cover art, titled “Ricorso,” is based upon a collage from her Midden Heap Project – a project comprised of 216 collages, each based on a page from Joyce’s novel.

Kelley also has a book work accepted in the 51st Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Artist Carlos Llerena Aguirre selected Kelley’s accordion book titled “a battle” for the exhibition, which is on view through May 5 in Del Mar College’s Cain Art Gallery.