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Acts of Faith exhibit closes at airport

This exhibition, drawn from the local collection of Will and Cheryl Sutton, celebrates spiritual experience through the eyes of notable 20th and 21st Century African American artists. Faith, and the tenacity to act upon it, is a central theme among the artworks. Engage with moving works by the likes of Benny Andrews, Willie Birch, Elizabeth Catlett, and more, and explore different interpretations and applications of faith through a variety of media.

Variations of Acts of Faith have been exhibition previously in northeast Louisiana, and The Gallery by Origin Bank is thrilled to show such a celebrated group of artists before a new audience. Collectors Will and Cheryl Sutton were inspired to collect and exhibit artwork by the words of Proverbs 24:3, “Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” It is their hope that sharing their collection with others will foster understanding and wisdom in our community and beyond.

Exhibition open until March 15, 2019

The Gallery hours:
Monday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
5400 Operations Rd.
Monroe, LA 71203

Benny Andrews, Prophet, 1962, oil and collage

Benny Andrews, Prophet, 1962, oil and collage

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Masur Exhibit Closes

“Richard Buswell: Close to Home” is a stunning black and white photography series by Richard Buswell, examining up-close the abandoned artifacts of Montana’s ghost towns and frontier homesteads. This exhibition was organized by the Montana Museum of Art & Culture at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

“En plein air: The Artist and The Natural World” will look at the ever-influential relationship between art and nature, illustrated with works from the Permanent Collection of the Masur Museum of Art.

Both exhibitions will be on display Nov. 1, 2018 – Feb 9, 2019 and admission is always free!

Bernece Berkman-Hunter, Birds of the Sheltered Bay, 1970, etching. Courtesy of the Masur Museum of Art.

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Black Bayou Paint Out – Artist Reception

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018.

Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors – no matter their age, background, or artist level – is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate.

The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint Out day and its reception the following week are free and open to the public.

To be included in the artist reception, participants may drop off canvases 36×36 or smaller at the Refuge visitor center on Paint Out day. Artists may take home their art after the reception. Artists are responsible for their own supplies. Black Bayou Paint Out is hosted by the Refuge and the Arts Council.

Black Bayou Paint Out flyer

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Union Competitive Art Exhibit

Union Arts Council will hold its 7th annual Competitive Art Exhibition on Saturday, November 3, in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Farmerville.  Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. All current and former Union Parish residents are encouraged to submit their artworks on Friday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth in grades 9-12 may enter free of charge. Works can be submitted in three categories:  framed two-dimensional art (paintings, photos, etc.), three-dimensional works (sculpture, etc.), and folk art (china painting, fabric art, etc.).

Entry fee is $10 for three entries in amateur division; $15 for three entries in professional division. Additional entries are $5 each.

Judge for the competition will be Brooke Foy, public art specialist in Monroe and art instructor at ULM.

A Makers’ Fair will accompany the art show.  Makers’ Fair is open to anyone in Louisiana and Arkansas.

For more information and prospectus, call Tammy McKown at 281.389.1911.

Jay Stevenson, wood sculptor

Jay Stevenson, wood sculptor

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The Art of Tony Forrest closes

Tony Forrest

The Old Post Office Museum is hosting an exhibit, The Art of Tony Forrest. Tony is a native of Greensboro, NC, who now lives in Alexandria, LA., where he and his wife are strongly involved in the arts community. One of the greatest highlights of his life was being asked by the NC Bar Association to paint a portrait of Andrew Jackson for Greensboro’s bicentennial celebration. That painting hangs in the Gulford County courthouse, where Jackson was sworn into the practice of law. Forrest has since received several prestigious commissions for clients, including US tennis professional John Isner. His exhibit will be on display at the Old Post Office Museum through October 19.

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Levee Gallery opening reception

Opening Reception • Lynda Frese & Babette Beaullieu • Sacred Vessels

Levee Gallery Opening Reception: Lynda Frese & Babette Beaullieu
Frese layers pigments collected from around the world & combines them with egg tempera, images & photographs of ancient sites & the natural world. Beaullieu is an interdisciplinary sculptor whose organic sculptures have a visceral quality that is minimalistic influenced by Zen Philosophy. On view through November 15.

Lynda Frese & Babette Beaullieu

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Levee Gallery Opening Reception

Kevin Kennedy & Brooke Hoogendoorn Exhibition: Points on a Line, Passage Through Time (Original Paintings & Sculptures)

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13: 4-7pm
Exhibition Dates: September 13 – October 11, 2018

Kevin Kennedy was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1959. He received a BFA from Louisiana Tech University in 1990 followed by an MFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1994. His work has received support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Louisiana Tech University and the Louisiana Division of the Arts.  He was the recipient of the Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Arts Fellowship Award in 1997 and 2007.  Artist residency fellowships include the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, New York and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.  His work is represented through Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He currently lives in Louisiana with his wife and daughter.

“My objective is to create a beautiful object whose ultimate significance lies in its references to the human condition. Through the contrast of the large scale and delicate surface elements, I try to engage an audience both emotionally and intellectually.” -Kevin Kennedy

Brooke Hoogendoorn is from New Iberia, Louisiana. She takes great pride in being a self taught artist having taken her only painting class her senior year in high school. Brooke was always thought of as an artistic person. Over ten years ago, she took on specialty painting, treating walls and pieces of furniture as their own piece of art. She painted on reclaimed materials as well as canvas, experimenting and developing her own unique style influenced by the culture of South Louisiana. From that point, her artistic expressions grew. Over the last few years she has continued to experiment with different styles of artwork, slowly growing towards the freedom of abstracts. She enjoys the variety that abstract painting brings by blending colors and shapes to create a visual experience.

She has been a fixture at the Big Easel Artwalk in Lafayette for the last several years, and continuously shows her work at Entre Nous and Muse of Lafayette, Louisiana, Contemporain Bankstown/Adams Gallery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and VIEW GALLERY in Jackson, Mississippi. She currently resides in Lafayette, Louisiana, with her husband and two children.

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Opening Reception: The Art of Tony Forrest

Tony Forrest

The Old Post Office Museum is hosting an opening reception is open to the public for the exhibit, The Art of Tony Forrest. Tony is a native of Greensboro, NC, who now lives in Alexandria, LA., where he and his wife are strongly involved in the arts community. One of the greatest highlights of his life was being asked by the NC Bar Association to paint a portrait of Andrew Jackson for Greensboro’s bicentennial celebration. That painting hangs in the Gulford County courthouse, where Jackson was sworn into the practice of law. Forrest has since received several prestigious commissions for clients, including US tennis professional John Isner. His exhibit will be on display at the Old Post Office Museum through October 19.

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Chasing the Thing: The River Fugue Series (Closing Reception)

Mattox

The Levee Gallery presents “Chasing the Thing: The River Fugue Series, Original Oil Paintings, Ceramic Sculptures, & Vessels by Bernard Mattox” from June 15 – July 26. Mix and mingle at the closing reception from 4-7 p.m. July 26.

LEVEE GALLERY • 1617 n 18th st • monroe, la 71201
318.527.9006
Gallery Hours:

  • Tu & Wed: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Th: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Fri: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sat: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by appointment

Free and open to the public

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