Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Stephanie Yu Lusk, Shreveport, honors artist Marlene Yu with campaign for 7 exhibits celebrating 77 years

Stephanie Lusk, Shreveport by trudeau
Stephanie Lusk, Shreveport, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

To honor artist Marlene Yu's life, work, and 70th solo exhibition, I am seeking funds via Kickstarter for 7 exhibitions in her 77th year, says Shreveporter Stephanie Yu Lusk.

"Marlene, my mom, usually manages one major solo show per year. Framing, crating, shipping, installing, de-installing large-scale works and publication costs that are not covered by the individual institutions add up quickly. I am asking for your help to have this upcoming year be her most stellar yet. I think that not only will we be able to accomplish our goal, but Marlene will also be incredibly moved by our collective online response and it will be a huge encouragement for her to keep producing amazing art at her active 77 years of age."

"In a period of 14 days, I was able to sign up 7 institutions in the same city where the Marlene Yu Museum - in the former Travis St YWCA building - will be built. Selections will be made from her 4000+, more than 35 series of works; the art ranges from 16 inches to 37 feet long."

Louisiana State Exhibition Museum, September - November 2014

Robinson Film Center, October - November 2014

Marlene Yu Museum, December 21, 2014 - spring 2015

Bossier Arts Council, January - March 2015

Meadows Museum of Art, month of February 2015

Sci-Port, month of April 2015

Shreveport Regional Arts Council, dates to be determined

"In recognition of Marlene's love of nature, her passion as one of the environmental pioneers in the green movement in the arts, and her non-profit work as Founder and Curator of the Rainforest Art Foundation to increase appreciation of nature through art, the end date of this Kickstarter campaign coincides with Earth Day -- Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:59PM CST."

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