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An Evening with Don Cincone

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana and the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens invite you to An Evening with Don Cincone. At this intimate oral history interview by Kay LaFrance-Knight, Cincone will share stories about his life, his work and his faith. He will talk about the inspiration behind the four pieces in the Biedenharn’s Images of Christ exhibit. Cincone will also accept questions from the audience.

An Evening with Don Cincone is free to the public, but RSVPs are required as space is limited. Call 318.387.5281 to RSVP.

This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The opinions expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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Arts Council awarded grant to record oral history of Don Cincone

Don Cincone

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $5,000 Rebirth grant to the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana to record an oral history of local artist Don Cincone.

The project’s goal is to locate and document all known Cincone works in an online database, and to document Cincone speaking about his works and the inspiration behind them. The project will also support public programming where Louisiana residents can view Cincone’s artwork and interact with the artist.

The first public programming event is An Evening with Don Cincone from 6-8 p.m. November 13 at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. Former journalist and current art curator Kay LaFrance-Knight will interview Cincone about four paintings featured in the Biedenharn’s Images of Christ exhibit. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required as space is limited. Guests may call the Biedenharn to reserve their seats.

“I’m lucky I get to view Don’s artwork every day at our office,” said Barry C. Stevens, Arts Council president. “Don is not only a talented painter, but he is one of northeast Louisiana’s treasures. I’m so glad the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is recognizing his contributions to our state’s arts and culture.”

Cincone was born Don Wills in a sharecropper’s home in Alto, La. in 1936. Denied access to study at Northeast Louisiana University due to segregation, he attended Southern University, joined the Navy, toured Europe and studied the Masters in the great museums and cathedrals while on break. After his service, he moved to California and worked with an art dealer who “renamed” him Don Cincone for marketing purposes. His work was used in the Dick Van Dyke film The Art of Love (in which he was not credited), and his work is featured in personal collections and museums around the nation. He has influenced dozens of young artists in the region, and is revered as a painter, minister, and veteran.

Other public programming activities include a grand re-opening reception of the Arts Council’s collection, a biographic exhibit opening at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African-American Heritage Museum, a screening of The Art of Love during the 2019 Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series, and an interview focusing on his military service at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum.

These programs are funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The opinions expressed in the programs do not necessarily represent the views of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana seeks to nurture a vibrant regional arts culture through support, promotion and education. The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana strives to be a transformative force for the community by encouraging a passion for the arts, promoting partnerships and collaboration, and ensuring access to the arts for all. Activities of the Arts Council are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

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Don Cincone Exhibit Closes

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The Schepis Museum will be displaying a Don Cincone collection from May 1 to July 5.

Don Cincone was born in Alto, Louisiana in 1936. Cincone is an internationally acclaimed African American artist who has traveled worldwide to study and exhibit his art in studios and museums. His versatility ranges from portraits to fantasy, often placing people in their environments. Cincone has given the world a taste of visual charisma and boldness and was awarded the Silver Medal of literary arts and Sciences in Rome in 1968. He was commissioned by Universal Studios to do eighty-five paintings for the movie “The Art of Love” which starred James Garner, Elke Sommers, Dick Vandyke and Angie Dickenson. His art has been included in the collections of such notable collectors as Walt Disney, Henri Mancini, Ross Hunter, Leonard Bernstein and Edward G. Robinson.

A northeastern Louisiana native, Cincone studied art at the Louvre Museum in Paris, in Florence, Italy, and in the Netherlands during a three-year stint in the U.S. Army. A minister, his work often features Christian imagery. Cincone’s work hangs in galleries across the country. He hosted a one-man sellout show in Paris and won the Silver Medal Award of Literary Arts and Sciences in Rome. Starting May 1st, 2018, The Schepis Museum of Caldwell Parish will be open MondayFriday for viewing, from 10am to 5pm. The exhibit will be held through to July 5th. Admission is free.

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Don Cincone exhibit closes soon

The Schepis Museum located in Columbia is showcasing a captivating selection of Don Cincone’s artwork. Be sure to visit the museum soon because the exhibit closes on July 5.

Don Cincone was born in Alto, Louisiana and is still currently a Louisiana resident. He is an internationally acclaimed African American artist whose pieces have been included in collections of noteworthy art collectors such as Walt Disney and Leonard Bernstein. He has studied art at the Louvre Museum in Paris and has hosted a one-man sellout show in Paris as well. His whimsical and fantasy-like paintings hang in galleries all across the world, and it is such a special delight to have the opportunity to view his works absolutely free of charge right here in our area!

The Schepis Museum of Caldwell Parish is open for viewing Monday-Friday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.

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Don Cincone Exhibit Opens

Don Cincone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Schepis Museum will be displaying a Don Cincone collection from May 1 to July 5.

Don Cincone was born in Alto, Louisiana in 1936. Cincone is an internationally acclaimed African American artist who has traveled worldwide to study and exhibit his art in studios and museums. His versatility ranges from portraits to fantasy, often placing people in their environments. Cincone has given the world a taste of visual charisma and boldness and was awarded the Silver Medal of literary arts and Sciences in Rome in 1968. He was commissioned by Universal Studios to do eighty-five paintings for the movie “The Art of Love” which starred James Garner, Elke Sommers, Dick Vandyke and Angie Dickenson. His art has been included in the collections of such notable collectors as Walt Disney, Henri Mancini, Ross Hunter, Leonard Bernstein and Edward G. Robinson.

A northeastern Louisiana native, Cincone studied art at the Louvre Museum in Paris, in Florence, Italy, and in the Netherlands during a three-year stint in the U.S. Army. A minister, his work often features Christian imagery. Cincone’s work hangs in galleries across the country. He hosted a one-man sellout show in Paris and won the Silver Medal Award of Literary Arts and Sciences in Rome. Starting May 1st, 2018, The Schepis Museum of Caldwell Parish will be open MondayFriday for viewing, from 10am to 5pm. The exhibit will be held through to July 5th. Admission is free.

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