Upcoming Artist-in-Residence Events
Cultural Exchange Panel: Tuesday, June 14, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
This FREE event will be emceed by Susan Roach, Folklorist for the Louisiana Regional Folklife Program. Local masters of traditional fishing net construction, storytelling, quilting, and basket weaving will give brief introductions to their craft. More panelist details soon.
Studio Stop: Wednesday, June 15, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Have a cocktail with Beili Liu during this exclusive event for our patron level members and sponsors. There will be a few surprises in store for you. Please call 318.329.2237 to check your membership or to sign up.
Studio Practice Lecture: Wednesday, June 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
During this FREE event Beili Liu will give insight into her creative life. Knowing an artist on a deeper level always makes viewing their work more rewarding.
About the Masur Museum’s Artist-in-Residence Program
Masur Museum invite’s accomplished artists who have nothing to do with Louisiana to come and respond to the museum, our community, and the region.
The Museum select artists whose work has an unexpected parallel to our culture to make new work that syncs with their current studio practices, but will challenge them in interesting ways.
Each artist then exhibits the fruit of their labor and the museum purchases some or all of the work for our permanent collection.
This program occurs approximately once every two years and has a full complement of exciting, educational community engagement programs before and during the exhibition period.
Beili Liu has exhibited extensively throughout the world and is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Primarily an installation artist, Liu is interested in traditional craft and uses seemingly simple materials to build culturally complex metaphors with her work.
Her visit to Northeast Louisiana will afford our community the chance to get to know Liu before her exhibition in the fall.
Liu’s visit will also introduce her to traditional Louisiana crafts.
This cultural exchange will be a fascinating opportunity to learn about a well-respected artist, as well as folk traditions we might take for granted.
Liu’s exhibition will be on view from November 28, 2016, through March 11, 2017.