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Annual Student Competitive opens April 15; Alumna Louise Mandumbwa to serve as juror

Annual Student Competitive opens April 15; Alumna Louise Mandumbwa to serve as juror

April 04, 2022

The Annual Student Competitive opens Friday, April 15 and will be on display until Thursday, May 12 in the Windgate Gallery at The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) at the Main Campus. The student works will be judged during the week of April 18, with awards announced at the Celebrating Student Milestones event on Thursday, April 28. The gallery will be open to the public during the event. All participating artists are encouraged to attend with friends and family.

The Annual Student Art Competitive represents students in beginning studio art and digital media production courses, providing the professional experience of submitting their work for review and exhibition. The competitive is unique in that it features work from introductory level courses.

Louise Mandumbwa, who graduated from UA-PTC with her Associate's degree before going on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Central Arkansas last year, will be serving as juror for the Annual Student Competitive. Louise is an accomplished emerging artist with a unique perspective. Louise was an award winner when she participated in the Annual Student Competitive during her time at UA-PTC. UA-PTC is thrilled to have her back as a juror.

About Louise Mandumbwa

Originally from Francistown, Botswana, in the southern region of the African Continent, Mandumbwa has developed a visual voice steeped in conversation about the human condition, identity and belonging. Attaining her BFA in painting from the University of Central Arkansas her practice has expanded to a multifaceted one, with a body of work encompassing painting, printmaking, and drawings. Beyond the surface, the content of Louise’s practice reflects her evolving ideations of home and the notion of ‘home’ in both universal and more personal contexts, as entry point to conversations around the immigrant experience, the human spirit and it’s malleable relationship with locale. Louise has shown in Arkansas, Louisiana, Miami, and New York. Her work has been included in regional, national, and international publications and was the 2019 recipient of the Gene Hatfield Outstanding Individual Artist Award.

For additional information about Louise Mandumbwa, visit her website at www.artistlmandumbwa.com.

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