This week's Art Talk Monday is written by Sophia Maras, NCLAC Gallery Coordinator. Get ready for a beautiful December, as NCLAC and Crescent City Coffee present artist Whitney Trisler’s paintings in “Life Through Facets.” We are excited to share this amazing artist with the community and hope you will join us on Sunday, December 2nd from 2-4pm for an opening reception. Her work will hang in the coffeehouse through the month of February.
With parents in the army, Whitney traveled all over the world before she settled in Monroe, LA in 2000. She just graduated in November with her BFA in Studio Art and a Minor in Art History from Louisiana Tech University. With paintings bordering on abstraction, she explores memories and the distortion of those memories over time. She does this by painting her subjects through diamond facets, creating a relationship between the reflective and transparent diamonds and unusual backgrounds or nostalgic objects to represent and distort the small details of life. Of her work she says, “I am experimenting with diamonds and crystals by incorporating them into backgrounds, that may spark a memory within the viewer.”
Whitney is currently an instructor for Painting with a Twist in Monroe, where she enjoys sharing her talents in painting with her students. Her artwork has been exhibited in juried exhibitions such as the 2012 Louisiana Tech Annual Student Exhibition and the 2012 Art From the G.U.T. Exhibition in Ruston. Also through Louisiana Tech University, she was able to be a part of the painting team for the Homer Mural Project in Homer, LA.
NCLAC and Crescent City Coffee enjoy partnering on these quarterly art exhibitions to provide artists with exhibition opportunities, as well as to expose the community to the artistic creations in their local area. Crescent City is a full-scale coffee bar serving a variety of beverages, in addition to pastries, salads, and a delicious lunch menu. Open weekdays from 6am-midnight, and weekends from 7am- midnight, they offer a fresh brewed cup of Joe anytime!
If you are interested in purchasing a work in “Life Through Facets” look for NCLAC’s Gallery Coordinator Sophia Maras or Executive Director Jessica Slaughter at the reception. You may also contact NCLAC at 318-255-1450, or stop by the Dixie Center for the Arts Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., to inquire about purchasing works.
Please join us Sunday, December 2nd, from 2-4pm, for some beautiful paintings, fresh coffee and sweet treats!