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The Festival of the Arts (that was cut short) - 2020

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Dedicated: 2023 Student Juried Art Exhibition on view from March 1 - March 24

The Department of Visual Arts – Dedicated: 2023 Student Juried Art Exhibition will be on display at the Fletcher Hal

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Brandon Graving's, Then and Now opens in the Dean's Gallery

Brandon Graving: Then and Now, Selections of 40 years of Printmaking

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High School Rally Art Exhibition opens February 4th

The UL Lafayette College of the Arts and the Department of Visual Arts is hosting the 2023 Louisiana High School Lit

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With great disappointment the College of the Arts had to cancel Artech Fusion 20 along with the remaining Festival of the Arts events from March 16 – April 2, due to COVID-19 CDC guidelines and state mandates. We hope to postpone a lot of these events and lectures into the Fall or even into next Spring, where we hope things will return to sense of normalcy.

We want to applaud all the Faculty, Staff and COA Students that put in a great amount of time and effort to add to the content of these postponed and canceled events. These performances, events and lectures showcase innovative, creative work and collaborations by faculty, students, and community partners at UL Lafayette. Your work continues to showcase the strength of our COA programs and impact on the arts and culture of our community.

Additionally, the College of the Arts will continue to honor and award the SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award to the late Professor Allan Jones of the UL Lafayette, Department of Visual Arts. An award ceremony will be rescheduled sometime this Spring or Summer.

Allan Jones first came to UL Lafayette in 1965 and retired in the spring of 2017.  With almost 40 years of service, Professor Jones served as a role model for departmental faculty and students through his dedication to the creative process, teaching practices, and our shared responsibilities to our students, faculty, college and the university.  Under his direction students thrived and have continued to excel in advanced degree programs throughout the United States. He understood that good teaching is an extension of an active professional life. He pursued his artistic vision without compromising his commitment, dedication and continuing success in his teaching and service to the University.  Prof. Jones will join the ranks of our previous honorees; A. Hays Town, Elmore Morgan Jr., Joe Stewart, George Rodrigue, Keith Sonnier, Dicky Landry, Eddie Cazayoux, Herman Mhire, Raymond Goodrich and others.