GSU artists featured in museum exhibition

The Schepis Museum in Columbia is the setting for, "Personal Visions," an exhibition of works by four area artists who work at Grambling State. Sandra Lee of Grambling, Donna McGee of West Monroe, Tommie Sue Slaughter of Downsville and Linda Snider Ward of Monroe will exhibit a variety of works, including photography, paintings, drawings and ceramic pieces. The exhibit, which opened Tuesday, will continue through June 4. A reception for the artists is scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. June 4.Lee’s photographs explore themes ranging from unique visions of children to interesting spaces and places from our landscape. A freelance photographer and graphic designer, Lee is an assistant professor in the Mass Communication Department. Donna McGee, head of the Art Department, explores nature’s building and eroding effects as an analogy for the layering, scraping and sanding processes used in her paintings. Her watercolor and mixed media works have been included in numerous exhibitions in Louisiana and other Southern and Southwestern states.Art Department faculty member Tommie Sue Slaughter explores themes of femininity, sensuality and spiritual awareness in her ceramic pieces. Her thought processes are inspired by found objects and elements gathered from nature. Ward’s subject matter is often drawn from her creative writing or from dream sequences. She uses shape, color, space and line to produce works that are full of mystery and emotion. Ward, who works in the English Department, has been a practicing artist for over 20 years and is a founding member of the Eye Twenty Group.For more information call (318) 649-9931.