Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Memorial for the late artist Donna W Moore, 1956 - 2010, at Meadows Museum, Shreveport, on Thurs, Feb 18, 5:30 pm to 7 pm

The Trojan Tea Party is a selection of paintings by Donna W Moore to be shown at the Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, says Mischa Farrell.

Moore died of a serious illness at age 54, yet she left a strong imprint on the Shreveport art scene via her paintings, writing and performances.

The 4-day exhibit of her paintings will span Tuesday, Feb 16, to Friday, Feb 18. It will be on display from noon - 4:00 PM daily.

The Opening/Memorial will be on Thursday, Feb 18, from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.

Asked about the show's title, Mischa Farrell replied, "Donna Moore, as you probably know, used tea cups and tea parties as a theme in her work long before the anti Obama crowd ever adopted the term.

The Trojan Tea Party was a catch phrase we would use for seemingly innocuous events that became particularly surprising and traumatic. When Donna was at Texas Tech in Art School, her answer to an assignment the Professor had given was to invite some of her transgender and gay friends to speak before the class about their views and to promote understanding. Her friends bravely bared their souls, the students sat dumbstruck while the Professor engaged in a shouting match with the participants, pronouncing them wretched. At one point the Professor shouted at Donna, "This is not a Fucking Tea Party!" ...In fact it was one of those Trojan Tea Parties."

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