Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hank Stoer, MD: an Eighty-Year Retrospective of painting at Barnwell Art Center opens Sun, Jan 20; reception 2 - 4 pm

Opening Sun, Jan 20, at Shreveport's Barnwell Art Center, says Freda Powell, is the painting show entitled Dr. Hank Stoer: An Eighty Year Retrospective.

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.

The Barnwell Center is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday 1pm to 5 pm. Info: 318-673-7703.

Opening Reception: Sunday, Jan 20, 2-4 pm.

1 comment:

Crazy In Shreveport said...

Surely he retired in 1992? Hank would have loved to have retired in 1882 because he would have had another 100 years to create.

When Willie Middlebrook was in town back around 1997, Jamie Sanders and I were selected as part of the team to work and create with him. Jamie did a great piece of art on Hank. One of the main themes was that struggle of needing, wanting more time to create. That piece can be viewed hanging in the lobby of SRAC. Willie's pieces are hanging there also.

I like the idea of getting 100 years of time to create. Leave it to team Trudeau to make me think a new thought, even on a Sunday.