Ellen Soffer's Boat Bottom, Meadows Museum, Shreveport
Ellen Soffer will exhibit 11 of her mixed media paintings on paper in a one-person show Sat, Nov 4 through Thurs, Dec 7, at Prima Tazza, 8835 Line Avenue, in the Ashley Ridge Pointe Center, Shreveport. An opening reception will be held Thur, Nov 9, from 6-8 P.M., and is free and open to the public.
Soffer is a Philadelphia College of Art BFA grad who got an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her paintings are sure-footed explorations of the environment conducted with a crooked eye and a child's sense of play. Her colors are amped but adept.
In fact, Talbot Hopkins and I have a collection of Soffer's pieces that we've purchased mostly at the Montessori Art Auction. I can report that her pieces stand up well over time.
This collection includes 11 pieces produced in 2004 and 2005. The series of works on display will include colorful abstractions created with acrylic, watercolor and gouache.
Prima Tazza is open Mon - Fri from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ashley Ridge Pointe Center is located between the Outback restaurant and Hwy 3132.