Mr. Lynn Reynolds, Associate Professor of Art and Academic Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at McNeese State University, will conduct a gallery talk on Friday, January 31 from 6-7 p.m. at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center, 1001 Ryan Street. His talk entitled “Avocado Green and Harvest Gold” will provide an overview of the groundbreaking 1972 photographic publication Suburbia by California photographer Bill Owens. SUBURBIA is on national tour by Art2Art Traveling Exhibitions and is currently on display 1911 City Hall through March 8. The event will be open to all ages at no charge.
Reynolds earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the University of Nebraska –Lincoln in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from McNeese State University in 1992. In addition to his duties as McNeese Department of Visual Arts chairman, he serves as both the full-time Instructor of Photography as well as the Director of Exhibitions and Gallery Installations for Abercrombie Gallery and the Shearman Fine Arts Annex Grand Gallery. Reynolds own photographic works have been showcased in numerous exhibitions and collections from Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin –Missouri to the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile –Alabama and the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau –Wisconsin. In addition, he has received various grants, awards, and merit prizes for his photographic works including the 2003 -Louisiana Artist Fellowship for the photographic series Invulcra, the 2001 Cooperstown Art Association -Deborah Geurtze Graphics prize and a 2006 McNeese College of Liberal Arts endowment.
While visiting Historic City Hall, don’t miss 18 Seconds: The Enchanted Trail and Found in Riverton by Caroline Youngblood, and Ataraxia by Jessica Gayle, all on exhibition through March 4. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. For more information, please call 491-9147 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.