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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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Black Bayou Paint Out

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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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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