SLU students’ work on display at Hammond Arts Center _lowres

Photo provided by the Hammond Regional Arts Center -- 'Empty,' by Anna Fernandez is featured among works by Southeastern Louisiana University art students in the Hammond Regional Arts Center's October show.

The Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond, is showcasing the student talent in the Southeastern Louisiana University Art Department through Oct. 30.

This exhibition, coordinated by Anna Fernandez, the president of the Visual Arts Society, features work in several disciplines. Works selected for the show this year include a diverse array of media and approaches, from carefully rendered drawings to paintings, ceramics, sculptures and graphic design.

The purpose of this show is to help students grow as artists and become familiar with the process of how to be a successful artist.

“Applying to shows and learning how to present one’s work is vital to the career of any artist, especially those just starting out,” Fernandez says. “We hope that this show helps encourage students to apply for other shows both at the Hammond Regional Arts Center and elsewhere in order to gain experience networking with those interested in the art community.”

Mural artist Michael “BirdCap” Roy juried the exhibition. Roy is an illustrator and street artist from Memphis who has worked throughout the United States.

Of the 173 works submitted by 48 artists, Roy selected 48 pieces by 30 artists.

Gallery hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (985) 542-7113.