Nicholls offers unique artistic experience with fourth annual Art Works Fundraiser

Art Works 2016
(Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)
Art Works 2016
(Photo by Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University students and faculty will sell their artwork, offer demonstrations and provide hands-on lessons during the fourth annual Art Works Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in Talbot Hall.

The event will include tours of the studios; a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind artwork by faculty, alumni, local artists and students; an exhibit of local artists work; complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

This year, participants will also be able to peruse a section titled “Bon Temps” that includes hand-painted wooden chairs contributed by students, faculty and alumni. The chairs will be exhibited and sold in the lobby of the Mary and Al Danos Theater.

Attendees will also be able to see the process of developing photography in a darkroom, learn different graphic design methods for hand-lettering, create personalized selfies using Photoshop, learn how to use a letterpress and make their own cyanotypes.

“It’s magical to see the art as it gradually takes form. We’ll offer a glimpse at every step in the process, from the beginning to the work that goes into the art, and the final product. There is something for every taste and we’re excited to present our work to the public,” said Jean Donegan, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of art.

Tickets are $50 per person. All proceeds from Art Works will be used for scholarships, student development activities and art studio equipment.

For more information, call 448-457 or visit


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