Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Paintings by Karen LaBeau, Lynn Laird at Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St, Shreveport; opening party Sat, Aug 1, 3 pm to 5 pm
Self-taught painters Karen T. La Beau and Lynn Laird, both well-recognized in Northwest Louisiana, exhibit paintings side by side at Norsworthy Gallery in August.
La Beau lives in Highland, Shreveport, but was born and raised in New Orleans. Her acrylic paintings have won steady recognition. This year her art will appear in exhibits in New Orleans and Lafayette as well as Shreveport - at Norsworthy Gallery, Texas St. Her studio is on the Highland Open Studio Tours on first Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm.
Lynn Laird claims the rich culture from the Mississippi delta to the Louisiana bayous in describing influences in her art. "Tending towards realism, often with a surreal twist, her artwork has been noted for its sense of detail earning her several awards. Bringing that skill into the traditional art of scrimshaw, an eye for fine detail and talent for delicate line work has garnered her much success among national and international collectors," says the Laird web site.
The opening is Sat, Aug 1, 2015, from 3-5 pm. See the paintings from Aug 1 - Aug 29.
Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101