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Ouachita hosts art exhibit by Louisiana College professor

November 13, 2008 - Adam Wheat

Rondall Reynoso, assistant professor of art, art department coordinator and Weathersby Fine Arts Building Gallery director at Louisiana College in Pineville, La., will be exhibiting a portion of his artwork in Ouachita Baptist University’s Hammons Gallery. The show will run from Nov. 17 through Dec. 12, and Reynoso will discuss his work in the gallery at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17.

Donnie Copeland, assistant professor of Art and Design at Ouachita, said he first met Reynoso when he visited Ouachita to observe its art department and then again at the annual College Art Association conference. More recently, Copeland had the opportunity to visit Reynoso and his studio in Pineville.

“His use of layered pastel and acrylic are an unexpected combination of material resulting in work that begs us to pay closer attention,” Copeland said.

Reynoso’s work has been shown nationally in more than 30 exhibitions including such venues as the Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art in Sacramento, Calif., the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Williamsburg Art & Historical Society and the River Oaks Art Center in Louisiana. His work also has been exhibited at prestigious academic institutions including the Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and Kingsborough College.

“We are excited about his interest in showing at Ouachita,” said Copeland. “Having his work here and having him speak will give students unique insight into the creative activity and process of an artist and fellow academic who exhibits regularly.”

by Adam Wheat