Thursday, January 28, 2010
Louisiana art collectors from Alexandria bring a collection to Meadows Museum, Shreveport; gallery talk on Sun, Jan 31, 2 pm
Two dozen works in a variety of media by contemporary Louisiana artists are included in this collection that was assembled over a period of twenty-five years by David and Nicole Holcombe of Alexandria.
Described as "visual arts powerhouses", this couple's mission is to "collect locally" in order to support Louisiana’s working artists. During this exhibition, the couple will bring their message to Shreveport in a gallery talk that addresses the "hows" and "whys" of their collecting activity.
* 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30: Member’s exhibition preview. Open to members of Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum, but anyone can join. Memberships start at $35. There will be drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The Holcombes will attend.
* 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31: Gallery talk, "The Making of the Holcombe Collection with David and Nicole Holcombe," when the couple will discuss the "hows" and "whys" of their collecting activity. There will be light refreshments. Admission: free.