Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mixed media work by Kenn Kotara, Asheville, NC, at Turner Art Center, Centenary College, Shreveport

“The Hanging Garden,” a solo exhibition by artist Kenn Kotara, opened Th, Feb 21 at Turner Art Center Gallery, Centenary College, says Bruce Allen.

“The Hanging Garden” is an installation of suspended screen structures and works on canvas and paper. The body of work is part of
an ongoing series titled Barbe Espagnole (Spanish moss), which explores the metaphorical potential of Spanish moss and reflect Kotara’s Louisiana & Southern roots.

Kotara received a BFA and an MFA from Louisiana Tech University. His artwork is in public and corporate collections such as the Asheville Art Museum, Louisiana State Museum, Masur Museum, Bellagio Resort - Las Vegas, Ben Carter Properties - Atlanta, Nieman Marcus, Sumisho Hotel - Tokyo, U.S. Embassy - Jamaica, and Wachovia Bank Charlotte. Kotara lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and son.

Turner Gallery is located at 3000 Centenary Blvd. It is open week days from 10 am to 5 pm and weekends from 2-5 pm.

More: Michelle Lappas Kotara at 828-236-2265 or

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