Hotter ‘N Hell exhibit opens at NSU

With temperatures reaching the triple digits, Northwestern State University’s annual Hotter ‘N Hell Art Exhibition is opening at the perfect time.  

The show will open July 5 in NSU’s Orville Hanchey Gallery and run through September with a closing reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays. 

The Hotter ‘N Hell Exhibition encompasses all art forms that use fire and heat as part of the creative process, such as ceramics, glass-casting, welded sculpture, poured metals, metalsmithing and jewelry.   

The juror for Hotter ‘N Hell 2023 is Michael W. Howes of Baton Rouge. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Alabama. Retiring after 30 years of teaching art in Louisiana universities, Howes continues to complete commissions for private residences and public settings. In collaboration with other sculptors and designers, he has also created public art works in the cities of Covington, Franklin, Monroe and Thibodaux. 

For information on the competition, contact Hotter ‘N Hell Director and NSU Professor of Art Phyllis Lear