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McNeese hosts opening reception for two exhibits

McNeese hosts opening reception for two exhibits

Automation No. 20Artwork, etching
(Left) © 2009, Edward Bateman, Automaton No. 20, Pigment print from CDV with 3D digital construction

(Right) © 2010, Xenia Fedorchenko, Be Still My Heart, Etching

The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts will host an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, for a pair of exhibitions - Edward Bateman's  "Forgotten Histories and Mechanical Memories" in the Abercrombie Gallery and Xenia Fedorchenko's  "Tempting Fate" in the Grand Gallery. 

Bateman's exhibit will be on view through Feb. 28 and Fedorchenko's exhibit will remain on display until March 7.

Bateman, assistant professor of art at the University of Utah, is the visiting artist for the Tuminello Visiting Artist Lecture Series. He will present a lecture about his artwork at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Shearman Fine Arts Center Annex Room 113. His exhibit includes pigment prints with 3D digital construction, mixed media and other digital manipulations.

The Tuminello Visiting Artist Lecture Series is sponsored by an endowment through the McNeese Foundation by Tommy and Delores Tuminello of Lake Charles. 

Fedorchenko, assistant professor of art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, will have on display large scale prints and drawings. 

The Abercrombie Gallery is located in Room 125 in the Shearman Fine Arts Center. The Grand Gallery is located at the entrance of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. The galleries are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call the visual arts department at 337-475-5060.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at