The Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University will host three exhibitions during the 2011-12 school year to mark LMU’s centennial, celebrating the works of alumni, students and faculty.

The first of the three exhibits, Art 100: LMU Alumni Artists, opened Sept. 10 and will run until Nov. 18. An opening reception is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, during LMU’s annual Alumni Weekend.

Art 100: LMU Alumni Artists features recent works by 45 alumni who have graduated from the College of Communication and Fine Arts since 1965. The show was juried by alumna and art educator Kaileena Flores-Emnace; Carolyn Peter, director and curator of the Laband Art Gallery; and Damon Willick, associate professor of modern and contemporary art history at LMU.

A Laband gallery spokesperson said the three exhibitions demonstrate the university’s commitment to a diverse and creative arts education.

The faculty works will exhibit early next year and a juried student show will take place in the spring. The two other Art 100 shows, LMU Faculty Artists and LMU Student Artists, will open Jan. 26 and April 11, respectively.

The opening reception for the LMU Alumni Artists exhibit will include a dance performance by alumni and students, from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in the dance studio in Burns Fine Art Center. The reception will follow in the Laband Art Gallery and Dunning Courtyard, hosted by the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Alumni Relations, the LMU Dance Program, and the Laband Art Gallery.

The Laband Art Gallery is in the Fritz B. Burns Fine Art Center on the LMU campus near Loyola Boulevard and 80th St. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

Information, (310) 338-2880, or http://cfa.lmu.edu/laband.

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