Last Sunday my cousin Holly and I went over to the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Covington, LA. Jason agreed to go too - a great surprise! I always love having him with me, of course, but he usually skips out of this sort of festivity. I can sometimes convince him to go look at art, though. He likes very realistic paintings, and we saw a couple of good ones at Peter Anderson the weekend before.
We didn't see much in the way of realism at Three Rivers, but we did get to see my friend Amy (Andree's sister), who is a fabulous painter. Her paintings are very colorful, sort of stained-glassy looking, fun works of art. Flowers, fruits, and the occasional ballerina...they would brighten any spot! I WILL have one, one of these days. I need to save my $ for it!
Here's the link to the facebook page for her art. https://www.facebook.com/#!/AmyCGlisan?sk=wall
Amy's "Plants of the Bible" series is currently on exhibition at the Bible Museum in Monroe, Louisiana. The Bible Museum is part of Biedenharn Museum & Gardens. The Biedenharn includes the historic home , formal garden, Bible Museum and Coke Museum. Joseph A. Biedenharn was the first bottler of Coca-Cola and he built his home in Monroe in 1914.
Here's an article about the exhibit: http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20111117/ENTERTAINMENT/111170301/History-s-story
I love looking at all the different art. It makes we want to come home and try to create something. Of course doing anything like these artists do is way beyond my talent level, but I like to putter around and try things.