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| Above & Below, Within & Without – an exhibition of new work by Steven Breaux and Kathy Reed will open during artwalk Saturday at the Acadiana Center for the Arts and will close September 30.
The exhibit involves the integration of South Louisiana plant forms from the artists' immediate environment with ritual burial, oilfield equipment, water towers, diesel engines, flight and a sense of community and internal relevance. The new work includes drawing and painting as well as a 56 day, 28 piece burial series entitled Earth Drawings.
Breaux is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at UL Lafayette. He has taught at the university since 1996 teaching Art and the Computer, Drawing, and Design. Currently, he teaches Advanced Drawing.
His work, ranging from painting, drawing and prints to video, has been accepted regionally, nationally and internationally for inclusion into galleries, catalogues and exhibitions. His work is in international, national and regional collections.
Reed has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the UL Lafayette. She is the Visual Art Instructor for the Lafayette Parish High School Arts Academy, a talent program for high school students.
Reed is a founding member of the Artists' Alliance, and is Vice President of Programming for the organization. She is a 1998 winner of the prestigious Acadiana Arts Council Award, is on the Louisiana Artist Roster, and is an author of numerous grants. She has exhibited regionally and nationally, and is featured in the book, Creative Silk Painting. Her work is held in private collections both nationally and internationally.
About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,000 students. It's a public institution that awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes - Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns - compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.
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