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October 27 06:25 AM

Centenary unveils new ‘Meadows Outdoors’ sculpture series

Internationally exhibited sculptor George Tobolowsky’s large found-object steel structures are the first installation in a new outdoor sculpture series sponsored by Centenary College’s Meadows Museum of Art.

The “Meadows Outdoors” series is a rotating, temporary art exhibit that exists throughout the Centenary campus. Tobolowsky’s sculptures will be on display through May 2018.

Each year, the new “Meadows Outdoors” series will invite a new artist or art collective to showcase sculptures of various dimensions from early in the fall semester to late in the spring semester. The artists, or art collective representatives, will also participate in Centenary coursework through the collect.

Tobolowsky’s large-scale, found-object steel sculptures are beautifully fabricated and currently located in over 40 national and international museums, university collections and public art collections, including the Library of Congress, the City of New Orleans, the Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas, the International Sculpture Center in New Jersey and numerous other installations. The Dallas native just returned from exhibiting at the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art.

In addition to the sculptures placed on the Centenary campus, Tobolowsky also fashioned a sculptural menorah that will be temporarily housed at the Agudath Achim congregation in Shreveport. Cantor Neil Schwartz blessed the sculpture when it was installed in the Agudath Achim synagogue campus.

Tobolowsky will be on hand for a reception to formally open “Meadows Outdoors” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments, receive a map to tour the exhibit throughout the campus and have a chance to talk to the artist. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., is free and open to the public Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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