Crescent City Opening: Folly of our Appetites

On Sunday, April 1st, from 2-4 p.m., the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and Crescent City Coffee will present “The Folly of our Appetites” an exhibition of recent work by regional artist Emily Ezell.

Ezell who says that she hopes to “cater to the viewer's childhood memories, their fantasies, and clandestine mysticism” work is thought provoking and engaging.  It questions why society is drawn to certain colors, symbols, or imagery.

When asked about her work and subject matter Ezell said, “My paintings have developed their own lexicon which includes the indulgent, vain, decorative, and delightful. Drawing on fairy tales and glossy magazines - popular culture that is easy to digest - I look closer at why we are drawn to things with pretty colors and attractive figures. As I paint I actively seek to shed the cerebral and celebrate the visceral. "What would I paint if I were still a child?"

Ezell a Louisiana native said that “It never occurred to her to put her pencils and crayons down with age, and so she didn't -- filling countless notebooks with monsters, fairies, and princesses.”  She graduated with her BFA in Art in 2008 and is an active exhibiting artist.

Crescent City Coffee is a full scale coffee bar serving a variety of beverages.  In addition they have pastries, salads, and a delicious lunch menu.  Open daily from 6:00am-12:00pm they offer a fresh brewed cup of Joe anytime.

If you are interested in purchasing a work in “The Folly of our Appetites” look for NCLAC’s Executive Director Leigh Anne Chambers at the reception, contact NCLAC at 318-255-1450, or stop by the Dixie Center for the Arts Monday thru Thursday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. We look forward to seeing you at Crescent City Coffee.