Zachary Harris “David” Opening Reception
Thursday, Sept. 5, 5 – 8 p.m.
J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library
Free and open to the public
“In building this exhibition, I have learned that the true calling of the artist is to carve out an idea in the viewer’s mind. The artist’s service is to give body and manifestation to ideas that we may overlook or even neglect as men. The viewer should be sacred to the artist, for through the viewer the artist achieves his worth.” ~ Zachary Harris
The exhibit title is intended to bring to mind the story of the Biblical hero David, a young shepherd boy who courageously faced the mighty Philistine giant, Goliath. Harris wants this exhibit to reflect faith in the ability of man to build with courage. He aims to build on the work of great artists before him to reflect “man’s stalwart ability to define himself and be reborn with strength and goodness.”
A native of North Carolina, Harris studied art at Harvard University.
After graduation, he worked in South Carolina, Morocco and New York, diligently focusing on the techniques of the abstract expressionists. He currently works in his studio in New Orleans.
This exhibit is part of Loyola’s Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.
Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 Office Location: Monroe Library, 4th floor
Phone: 504-865-7248 | firstname.lastname@example.org