Sunday, April 3, 2011

Exciting Gallery News

Man - it's been such a whirlwind month, but isn't that what they say about March (you know, with the winds and all). In early April, I joined and helped open a co-op art gallery in historic West Monroe - what we call "Antique Alley". There are lots of antique shops and trendy furniture and jewelry stores along the strip. We leased the building, repainted every surface and installed new lighting in a record 2 weeks. We now have a total of NINE artists in the coop gallery, and it opened Friday, April 1!

Our first "big" event is the Art Crawl this Thursday, April 7 from 5-9pm. If you are in the area, you do NOT want to miss this. It's at 229 Trenton Street, West Monroe, Louisiana

There is another gallery down the block from us that will also be open for the Art Crawl Thursday night. Come on out.

The following Saturday, April 9, the largest one day festival in Louisiana will be going on in Winnsboro. The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival will be celebrating their 25-year anniversary. Myself and three other artists have art hanging in the "Gone Fishing" exhibit at the Old Post Office Museum on Prairie Street. The show opened March 17 and not only has paintings, but has a custom made fish fountain, a handmade boat, and a wonderful display of trophy fish and related items from local fisherman and Franklin Parish residents. It's a wonderful show and perfect for the Catfish Festival. If you get out, please stop in the Museum. They have a boat and trailor used in the 1920 flood to ferry people out. What a treasure.

Here are some pics from the Gone Fishin' exhibit opening night.

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