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Sculptor Al Lavergne Profile (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-22

Duration: 00:09:39

Subjects: LaVergne, Al, 1943- | Sculpture | ART | Sculptors | African American sculptors | Southern University and A & M College


  • George, Beth Host
  • Lavergne, Al Interviewee


This segment from the January 22, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with sculptor Al Lavergne of Basile, Louisiana. He discusses working with steel as a medium, the Louisiana themes in his work, and producing art for the common man. He also talks about the inspiration behind his two works on display at the Baton Rouge Gallery, “Miss Rose’s Bar” and “Family Outing.” This segment also includes footage of Lavergne teaching his sculpture course at Southern University. Host: Beth George