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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Student Exhibition at Shaw Center for the Arts

From June 16th - July 16th, be sure to stop by the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge to see GRFA's 2014 Art Contest Exhibition.  In partnership with Audubon Nature Institute and sponsored by Chevron, this show features the exceptional artwork of high schools students for the theme of "Louisiana's Natural Beauty."

The exhibition is located in the lobby of the Shaw Center.

The show features the artwork of 21 finalists -- all Louisiana high school students.

Also on view across from the exhibition is George Rodrigue's LSU Blue Dog Cow.

The artwork is a celebration of creativity, as well as the iconic landscapes, flora, and fauna of Louisiana.  Over 700 students submitted pieces for the contest, and after two rounds of judging, 21 finalists were selected and awarded $50,000 in scholarships at a special luncheon held in April in New Orleans.

Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue with finalists at scholarship luncheon in New Orleans.

Each year, the 1st place artwork is turned into poster with sales benefitting GRFA and a partnering organization.  This year's poster in partnership with Audubon Nature Institute features the art of Audrey Marsh, a senior at St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge.  It comes in pink, blue, and yellow and can be purchased for $19.99 at the LSU Museum of Art Gift Shop in the Shaw Center or online at Audubon Nature Institute's Marketplace.

This year's poster features the artwork of Audrey Marsh.

We invite you to join us for a closing reception on Tuesday, July 15th, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Shaw Center for the Arts.  The exhibition will also be traveling to other venues across Louisiana, including the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in August and the Alexandria Museum of Art in October.  Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

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