The Union Arts Council will hold its ninth annual Competitive Art Exhibition on March 27. Vitus Shell will juror the competition. Shell is a Monroe native and lives and works there. Shell is also a visiting assistant professor of art at Louisiana Tech University. He earned a BFA from Memphis College of Art in 2000 and an MFA from the University of Mississippi in 2008.
Currently, Shell is working on a group show at the Masur Museum in Monroe titled, “The South Got Something to Say.” Shell painted a mural for the National Civil Rights Museum’s NBA Pioneers exhibit. He was also commissioned for public art by the Memphis UrbanArt Commission and he has participated in notable exhibits across the country.
The Union Arts Council Competitive Art Exhibition will feature entries from Union Parish adult and youth artists. It will be held at The Dance Studio of Union Parish at 301 N Lafayette Street from 11a.m.-3 p.m.