Sunday, January 07, 2007

Leland Strebeck & Conchita Iglesias-McElwee show new work at PrimaTazza: reception Sat, Jan 13, 2 - 4 pm

Between the Curtains is a two-person exhibit featuring work by Leland Strebeck and Conchita Iglesias-McElwee.

It opens Mon, Jan 8, and runs through Feb 3 at Prima Tazza, 8835 Line Avenue, in the Ashley Ridge Pointe Center. An opening reception will be held Sat, Jan 13, from 2-4 P.M., and is free and open to the public, says Donna Strebeck.

Self-taught artist Leland Strebeck will be showing ten pieces in this exhibit, says Donna. It will differ from his past work, as he will be displaying mostly ink drawings. A Strebeck friend says, " Leland's art is brilliant because at first glance, you notice the vibrant colors, the main image, and the cartoon-esque style of painting that define pop art, but with Leland's work you'll notice the realism in the backdrop and sometimes a sharp message of cynicism. He also isn't afraid to look at things from a different perspective; he lets his creativity take control in a way that most artists (and people in general) cannot do."

Also included in the exhibit will be drawings by Leland's daughters and, for the reception only, soft sculptures by his wife, Donna Strebeck. To see examples of the families work visit,

Conchita Iglesias-McElwee is an artist who fuses pop culture with traditional Mexican themes, says Her maternal family traces artistic roots back four generations to the streets of Mexico and Spain. Conchita embraced her artistic talents while working with abused children in Nashville, Tennessee.

Her art is often a statement of self discovery or a remembrance of someone she loves or respects. She often works with the traditional themes of Dia de los Muertos. Originals of her work are available at

Prima Tazza: M - F, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat,10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reception: Sat, Jan 13, 2 - 4 pm

The artists will be donating 15% of sales commissions to Spt-Bossier Rescue Mission and will collect non-perishables for donation.

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