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The statue at the entrance to McNeese St University in Lake Charles, LA. The statue, titled “An Honest Day’s Work,” was designed by Fred Fellows of Sonoita, Ariz. He is known for Western figure-genre paintings and sculpture that commemorate cowboy life. The sculpture, which depicts an 1870-to-1880s-period cowboy, was selected because it resembled the university’s logo. It stands 11 feet tall without the base and is 9 feet 6 inches long and 7 feet wide. It weighs about 2,800 pounds.
Another photo from my series of shots of buildings designed by Champeaux, Evans, Hotard Architects in Lake Charles, LA. This is the Shearman Fine Arts Building at McNeese State University. Project start date: Feb. 11, 2008. Official public opening: May 7, 2010. Cost: $15.7 million. 59,918 total square feet that includes: 526-seat theatre and stage, dressing rooms, theatre control booth, costume and scene shops, concessions and ticket office, grand gallery, sculpture and ceramics studios, 3-D studio, kiln patio, digital photography studio, art history/visual resource center, classrooms, faculty offices, balcony exhibition gallery, rehearsal hall, ensemble room, choral library, performing arts department suite and storage areas.
Built in 1924 and named for David Boyd Hall, considered one of LSU’s founding fathers. Boyd was the first president of the newly named Louisiana State University. This hall is the architectural twin of Thomas Boyd hall. David Boyd hall houses the Graduate School and the Office of Research and Economic Development.
Designed by well known Architect Stephen Holl, the new School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa is a hybrid instrument of open edges and open center; instead of an object, the building is a “formless” instrument. Implied rather than actual volumes are outlined in the disposition of spaces. Flat or curved planes are slotted together or assembled with hinged sections. Flexible spaces open out from studios in warm weather. The main horizontal passages are meeting places with interior glass walls that reveal work-in-progress. from wikipedia.
As I was driving to LSU to get some of the night shots recently posted, I drove past this beautiful site, sunset over the lakes around the LSU campus. Enjoy and have a nice weekend.
Capture Notes: Nikon D90
Nikon AF 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
5 exposures at 18mm, f8, ISO 200
Processing Notes: Photomatix 4 – HDR and tonemapping
Nik Color Efex Pro – Polarization, Tonal Contrast, Glamour Glow
OnOne Photo Tools – Landscape Wow