The Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery is featuring an exhibit of works by artist Nicole Charbonnet, of New Orleans.

The exhibit’s title, Palimpsest, refers to a form of artwork characterized by the superimposition of textures, images, words and washes of paint and fabric intended to reveal a memory through semi-transparency of the pre-existing structures, said Dale Newkirk, professor of art and director of the gallery.

The exhibit runs through Aug. 25. The gallery, at 100 E. Strawberry Stadium, is open during the summer from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The show is free and open to the public.

Charbonnet received her master of fine arts degree from Boston University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She also has studied at Academie Goetz in Paris and Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France.

Among Charbonnet’s awards and honors are grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation of New York; the E.D. Foundation of Ridgefield, New Jersey; and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation of Montreal. She also has received fellowships from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Artists Foundation of New York and Art Matters, Inc.

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