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Roy deVille Exhibit

Released: 01/14/2008

An exhibit of more than three dozen oil and mixed media landscapes by Roy deVille, LSU at Alexandria art professor, is on display through Feb. 6 at Northwestern State University. An artist''s reception for the "And There Is Light" collection will be Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m. in the Hanchey Gallery at NSU.

The exhibit includes five new paintings of Louisiana sugar cane fields. The others depict river scenes from Louisiana and river paintings done on site in Austria, France, England, Scotland, Spain and Italy.

The "And There Is Light" collection illustrates light as it plays on the landscape, primarily water. "The phenomenon of light, which I view as a medium of divine revelation and source of life, has been a central part of my career," deVille said. "Through light the landscape becomes a multisensory experience of nature. The paintings are my way of repaying nature for its great gifts."

Selected images of the collection are available at, the university''s website.

A member of the LSUA faculty since 1970 and former holder of the Huie Dellmon Trust Endowed Professorship, deVille has won numerous juried competitions and has exhibited throughout Louisiana and the Southeast. He has keen interest in Italian medieval and renaissance painting and has participated in the Pompeii Restoration Project.

deVille holds a master of arts degree from Northwestern State and studied painting and pottery under noted post-graduate teachers Warren McKenzie, Howard Yana Shapiro, Alfred Leslie and Robert Colescott. He is a member of the Governor''s Committee for the Arts and serves as an adjudicator for the State Gifted and Talented Program in art