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Department of Visual Arts Welcomes New Department Head and Faculty in Studio Art Associate Professor Matthew LaRose

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Fletcher Hall Art Gallery: Allan Jones, Mentor/Painter

WHERE:  The College of the Arts, Fletcher Hall Gallery, Rm 207

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Pulse Lecture: Artist Marilyn Lysohir

Please join us for our next, and last, Pulse event of the semester this Wed., the 11th, from 430-6 pm, in Fletcher 1

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ARTStravaganza is an event organized by the Department of Visual Arts at UL Lafayette.

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The department is proud to announce a new addition to our faculty, Associate Professor Matthew LaRose. Matthew received a BFA from Tyler School of Art of Temple University and an MFA from Yale. He has held teaching appointments at Park University, Pennsylvania State University, Ferrum College, VA, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, Moore College of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Additionally, he served as Assistant Dean for Admission at Tyler School of Art/Temple University and Admissions Officer at Rhode Island School of Art and Design.

Matthew’s recent research has been exhibited through out the United States and continues a series of naturalistic depictions of the wild landscape including fallen trees and erosion and tree roots that gives me the substance, the metaphoric content and invigorates his engagement with the painting process – “I find the variations within nature are endless and this motif has granted me plenty to be engaged with, including the many subtleties and varieties within a range of colors or the infinite freedom of the touch of the brush. I find that each painting is informed by experiencing the woods yet each is also a unique improvisation of color and paint focused on capturing both light and space.”