Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Louisiana Artworks: Who Loves a Garden Still His Eden Keeps

Who Loves a Garden Still His Eden Keeps
Louisiana ArtWorks Exhibition Program in collaboration with arts + gardens + new orleans
Opening Reception October 3, 2009 in conjunction with Art for Arts’ Sake

2nd Floor Gallery Exhibition: Who Loves a Garden Still His Eden Keeps
This quote, by 19th century transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott, is the inspiration for a fantastic interpretive garden. The idea behind the exhibition is to challenge the traditional garden constructs while inspiring the viewer experience. The following artists are included:
Kenneth Baskin (Lake Charles) fabricates oversized industrial forms in ceramic for a surreal effect
Ben Diller (Baton Rouge) fuses forms found both in the body and in the landscape into paintings and sculptures
Stephen Collier, (New Orleans) debuts a sound installation by his band Shadows of a Unicorn
Kathryn Hunter (Baton Rouge) blends traditional symbols with her signature avian imagery in metal & enamel mandalas and colorful prayer flags
Kelli Scott Kelley (Baton Rouge) explores humankind’s connections, disconnections and impact upon the animal world in narrative paintings rich with symbolism.

1st Floor Lobby: Jesse, a life-sized pastoral sculpture by Deborah Masters

Project Space: Aviary, a site-specific origami environment by Mia Kaplan

Opening Reception Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 6:00-9:00pm as part of Art for Arts’ Sake
Exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, January 23, 2010. Gallery hours: Saturdays 11:00 am until 5:00 pm

Louisiana ArtWorks
725 Howard Avenue (at Carondelet)
504-571-7373 or

For more information, call Karen Louise Crain at 504-571-7373, or 504-723-6593, email her at or visit the website at

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