Painters Hank Stoer and Gwen talbot Hodges in foreground
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Stoer, a Shreveport pathologist who became a full-time artist after he retired in 1882, is known for his expressive use of color. The works in this show cover a span of more than 80 years ,from 1926 to 2007. A featured work in this exhibition is an award winner that was painted when the artist was nine years old.
“I’ve always loved to draw”, says Stoer. “My father use to bring home old ledgers pages when I was a little boy and I would use the back of these as my canvas. My mother soon took me to an art teacher, who lived up the street at the time, to help me develop my talent”. Stoer continues to create to this day.
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Opening Reception: Sunday, Jan 20, 2-4 pm.