Barbara Earl Thomas has been influenced by her Southern heritage. Of her work she states, “I am a maker, a painter and storyteller filled with all the history and lore my Louisiana family brought to the northwest in the 1940s. When I paint or write, my hand is moved by Southern life imposed on a Northwest landscape. In Shreveport, I return to a place I’ve never been, but that has so shaped my view of the world that I can only call it home.”
See her paintings - in layered egg tempera - at Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College.
Thursday, Sept. 8, Public convocation on campus with Barbara Earl Thomas, 11 a.m., Hurley School of Music, Anderson Auditorium. Ms. Thomas will speak on the topic "sense of place"—how one's identity and understanding of the world is shaped by his or her family of origin and the community(ies)to which he or she is connected by birth, choice and other circumstances.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 6- 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Museum
Members’ Reception for Barbara Earl Thomas
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2- 3 p.m. in the Meadows Museum
Lecture entitled The Big Fish by Barbara Earl Thomas
Meadows Museum of Art: 2911 Centenary Boulevard. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon–4 pm.; Thursday from noon-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission free. For more information: 318-869-5040.