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ALLAN JONES, Painter – Mentor

The UL Lafayette Department of Visual Arts and the Fletcher Hall Gallery presents an exhibition honoring the legacy of the late Prof. Allan Jones. Jones is this year’s College of the Arts, SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree.

Born and educated in central Texas, Professor Allan L. Jones began his college career in engineering. Discovering the campus art department altered his life. In 1963 he received his Bachelor of Arts in painting from Texas Wesleyan College and in 1965 a Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. His first teaching position was as an instructor in design and painting at University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1965. In 1970 Jones accepted an Assistant Professor position teaching painting and printmaking at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. In 1986 Professor Jones returned to USL, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and retired in 2017.

The exhibition will be made up of a small selection of Allan Jones work along with several of his former students. Participating artists included: Steven Breaux, Jacob Broussard, Ralph Bourque, Toni Carlone, Troy Dugas, Michael Eble, Ben Guidry, Brain Guidry, Dirk Guidry, Miriam Hirsch, Evan Koch, Shawne Major, Herman Mhire, Stephanie Patton, Jesse Poimboeuf, Hannah Walters, and Cayla Zeek.

The exhibition is scheduled to run till April 10, but may be extended.