Yankowski art selected for national competition


NATCHITOCHES –  Michael Yankowski, professor of art at Northwestern State University, has been selected to exhibit in the 31st annual International September Competition at the Alexandria Museum of Art.


William Underwood Eliand juried over 500 works of art submitted from across the country and three other nations, to select only 50 pieces the for exhibition.  The director of the Georgia Museum of Art, Elians received a 2017 Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for his service to Georgia.


Yankowski’s work entitled ‘As the Crow Flies” is constructed of walnut, brass and cast pewter and features four small oil paintings along with selected found objects.  Standing 34 inches tall, it explores ideas about life and death with a focal point of a crow skull cast in 2.5 ounces of sterling silver.  A series of brass rods reveal and conceal the skull as one moves around the construction. This effect was the inspired while driving though rows of planted trees in Kisatchie National Forest.  The sculpture was first exhibited in the 2017 annual faculty exhibition at Northwestern State. Yankowski has exhibited in numerous national and international competitions.  He is represented by Carol Robison Gallery in New Orleans.


A reception will be held at the Alexandria Museum at 6 p.m. Friday, July 6.