Victor H. Labat Endowed Professor of Art
Xavier University of Louisiana
Ron Bechet is the Victor H. Labat Professor of Art at Xavier University of Louisiana and has been teaching for over twenty years. He is a native of New Orleans and lives in the city of his birth. He studied art at the University of New Orleans where he earned a B.A. degree, and went on to earn an MFA degree from Yale University. Since then he has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He is known for intimate drawings and paintings inspired by the land and circumstances of Southern Louisiana, knotted and matted and within African Diaspora tradition of tress connecting earth and sky, the realms of the ancestors and the living. He serves as Vice Chair of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the board of the Ogden Museum and Antenna Works in New Orleans.
Tuesday, May 21
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM