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Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Michael Sartisky
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Michael Sartisky, PhD, is President/Executive Director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. During his tenure, LEH has won national awards of merit from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the quality of the projects funded. In 1990, he created Louisiana Cultural Vistas and has been the journal's editor since then. Sartisky is also the founding Editor in Chief of KnowLA: The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture.

A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana

A lushly illustrated celebration of two centuries of creative work from Louisiana

A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana is a handsome, unprecedented, commemorative hardcover edition limited to 3,000 copies. This large-format volume encompasses 465 color pages featuring approximately 300 artists and photographers. For art collectors and enthusiasts, for followers of Louisiana history, and for keepers of Louisiana pride, this dazzling book is testimony to the state's vibrant artistic culture.

Coeditors are Michael Sartisky, PhD, president of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and J. Richard Gruber, PhD, director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; John R. Kemp, former deputy director of the LEH, is serving as associate editor. Written by scholars from around the country, the entries include all genres (painting, sculpture, photography, folk art, decorative art, furniture) and periods, from colonial to contemporary. Private collections and major archives such as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Louisiana State Museum, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, among others, contribute a comprehensive library of images.

Every entry in the book will be linked to fully articulated entries on each artist and genre in KnowLA: The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture (www.knowla.org), which also will have the capacity to include a much more extensive image gallery for each artist and genre.

 

3:15 PM – 4 PM

House Committee Room 6

Discussion

A Unique Slant of Light

 

4:15 PM – 5 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing