Artist Alberto Rey will come to Monroe from Fredonia, New York in April. Rey is a professional artist, professor, and Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide. While here, he will lead workshops for children and adults and will create art for his 2013 exhibition at the Masur Museum of Art. These activities will appeal to art enthusiasts and outdoorsmen alike. For more information about Alberto Rey, visitwww.AlbertoRey.com.
It Came from the Deep: Free Children’s Drop-In Activity Bring your child anytime between 2 and 5 pm for special art project with Artist-In-Residence Alberto Rey and an education station sponsored by the ULM Natural History Museum. Those enrolled in My Mini Masur program will receive an autographed Alberto Rey trading card! • Saturday, April 7, 2 – 5 p.m. At the Masur Museum, free and open to the public.
Fly Tying Demonstration by the North Louisiana Fly Fishers In this workshop hosted by Masur Artist-In-Residence Alberto Rey, three anglers/members of NLFF will each demonstrate their favorite fly and take questions from the audience. • Wednesday, April 11, 6 – 8 p.m. At the Masur Museum, free and open to the public
The Ouachita River: Biological Meanderings Two Featured Speakers: Alberto Rey will talk about his work, life and creative process. Kelby Ouchley will discuss Monroe history and the Ouachita River. Alberto Rey is a professional artist, professor, and Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide from Fredonia, New York. Kelby Ouchley, former manager of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, currently provides insight into the flora and fauna of Louisiana in a radio segment entitled Bayou Diversity, featured on KEDM. •Thursday, April 12, 5:15 – 7 p.m. At the Masur Museum, free and open to the public
Alberto Rey – Adult Sketchbook Workshop Masur Artist-In-Residence Alberto Rey will instruct a fun workshop on drawing en plein air at the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a wetland home to waterfowl, songbirds, and other wildlife. All skill levels welcome. Participants will receive a sketchbook and drawing supplies and spend two hours drawing from nature. There will be a brief orientation for the Black Bayou, an introduction to drawing from nature, and then a free period where participants draw from nature in the refuge. Afterward, everyone will get feedback and share their favorite drawings with their fellow students and Alberto Rey. •Saturday, April 14, 2 – 5 p.m. Meet At Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge Pre-enrollment only. Cost to attend is $25