Bry Hall Gallery exhibit to feature 2 local artists

The ULM art program and VAPA are showing an exhibit in Bry Hall Art Gallery in honor of Black History Month.

The exhibit, called “Visiting Artists,” features works by photographer Benicia King and ceramist Adonis Johnson.

The artists will give a gallery talk Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in Sandel Hall room 236.

King studied at Grambling State University and is now a photographer in Grambling.

In a description of her work, King said, “Black Nationalism as a commodity looks at how the Black body is ephemeral for commodification within the fashion industry, just like its trends and seasons of fashion weeks. Despite the industry’s use of Black culture and identities, fashion is and will always be a universal tool to relate to the social and cultural context of an environment.”

Johnson studied art at ULM and received his degree from Ashford University. He is now the owner of Casals Pottery in Lafayette.

“I enjoy doing what I love and introducing a piece of myself to everyone through my love for pottery,” Johnson said.

The exhibit will be in Bry Hall until Feb. 11 and can be seen during gallery hours which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.