Bread of Affliction , performance, 2016 (photo by James Letten)
Coping Mechanism by Jamie Kutner, MFA Thesis Exhibition at LSU Foster Gallery now through February 10
February 2, 2017
Photo Of The Month
MFA candidate Brittany Sievers awrded artist's residency at art-st-urban in Switzerland
Brittany, a third-year graduate student studying sculpture in the LSU School of Art, was awarded the prestigious ISC award in 2015 for her sculpture, 10,656 Palms. More than 158 universities, colleges, and art school sculpture programs from six countries nominated a total of 423 students for the sculpture award. Eighteen recipients and seven honorable mentions were selected through a competitive viewing process of the works submitted. Brittany was chosen as one of the 18 winning sculptors, and subsequently was singled out for the artist's residency, where she will work closely with world-renowned sculptor Heinz Aeschlimann - a great accomplishment and testament to the artistic promise of her work. Read more.
Photo by Anita Healy Photography
Alumni Spotlight
2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Over the past two decades, as a nonprofit developer, housing provider, and municipal funder, Gracia Maria Shiffrin, FAIA, architect, and lawyer, has helped provide housing for seniors, the homeless, veterans, and the disabled. As a 17-year-old refugee fleeing civil war, Gracia never imagined she would achieve so much. When her family left El Salvador, her father was the head of the nation's social trust for housing.
"It all circles back to my dad," noted Gracia. "As a teenager, we would visit construction sites and go to ribbon cuttings for new housing developments. That's what motivated me to be an architect."
After graduating from LSU, Gracia moved to San Francisco, where she worked as an architect for seven years. Upon marrying and relocating to Chicago, Gracia embarked on a new career, earning her law degree and interning with the City of Chicago, which opened the door for her future role as an asset resolution specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development for the Greater Chicago Area.
"I've had so many opportunities in my life. Even though I followed a non-traditional path, being an architect has been essential to our lives. My work has been extremely rewarding. At the end of the day, I'm using all my skills to impact others in a positive way and to give back to this country."
Read more in this alumni spotlight.
Still-life drawings by LSU students featured in LASM exhibition
Landscape architecture students in Disaster Autopsy Studio present Deluge Baton Rouge

Deluge Baton Rouge

Interior Designer, Tipton Associates, Baton Rouge, LA
Architect, Tipton Associates, Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architect, Growth Spurts Landscape and Pool, Memphis, TN
Landscape Architect/Designer, Rocco Fiore & Sons, Inc., Libertyville, IL
Entry Level Landscape Designer, Rocco Fiore & Sons, Inc., Libertyville, IL
Graphic Designer/Printer, The Queen Bee, Baton Rouge, LA
Interior Designer, GD Architecture, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA
Entry Level Landscape Architect, Lucido & Associates, Stuart, FL
Landscape Architect/Designer, Whitham Planning & Design, LLC, Ithaca, NY
Art Consultant, Distinctive Art Source, Manassas, VA

Spring 2017  Issue

Arriving this month!

2/7 at 5 p.m.
School of Art Lecture
2/8 at 5 p.m.
Nadine Carter Russell Chair Lecture
2/13 at 5 p.m.
Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture
2/20 at 5 p.m.
Coleman Partners Architects Sponsored Lecture
2/21, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Sweet Life: Bees and Cooking with Honey
LSU Hilltop Arboretum
2/23, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration Open!
3/6 at 5 p.m.
Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture
3/15 at 5 p.m.
Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series

Now - 2/10
MFA Thesis by Jamie Kutner
Foster Gallery
Reception: 2/3, 6-8 p.m.
Now - 3/5
Glassell Gallery
Now - 3/19
LSU Museum of Art
2/20 - 3/18
Foster Gallery
3/11 - 9/17
LSU Museum of Art
Reception: 3/16, 6 - 8 p.m.