Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sketches & photos from a year on Monday's Farm by Alan Dyson at Columbia Cafe; opening Sun, May 13, 6 pm

"1978-79 was a time of transition just after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana Tech, when I was given an opportunity to live on Robert Mondy’s farm several miles Southwest of Ruston. Mondy was a history professor retired from Louisiana Tech, and bore the reputation of a grand eccentric - the result of various classroom antics and quirk-isms he employed to “try to make a dull subject interesting,” says Alan Dyson.

If you know Dyson from his commercial reputation as a designer - the Shoppes at Bellmeade, Ristorante Giuseppe, among the projects - you will certainly enjoy seeing his background from this collection of archived drawings and photographic documentation of environmental sculptures.

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