NCLAC is excited to announce an opening reception at Parish Press for local celebrated artist Maggie Jones Boudreaux on August 20. Maggie is a Ruston native and graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She currently works as an art educator, as well as on her own abstract body of art, ranging from dynamic collages to colorful paintings that play with the idea of overlapping shape and color.
This is what Maggie has to say about her Current Works show that will be on display at Parish Press:
The children in my life and their work heavily influence my paintings. I am the proud mother of 4 and 7-year-old artists, and blessed to take part in the creative process of approximately 300 plus little artists where I teach at A. E. Phillips Laboratory School. I can't help but be amazed and intrigued with their compositions. I find myself daily collecting visual images in my mind and storing them for future use.
My recent style in the past year or so has simplified its self from my days of big wild abstract paintings. My paintings have evolved into simple groups or "families" of shapes that seem to be seeking balance, perhaps because this is what I seek the most in my life now. I have loved experimenting with limited color palettes in either bright rich colors or classical neutral tones. But the concept of each painting seems to be the same. Balance.
Maggie will be present to talk to viewers interested in her work during the opening reception on Wednesday, August 20, from 5-7pm, at Parish Press. Her work will remain at the coffee shop on display through the end of October.
Parish Press is Ruston’s brand-new locally owned coffee shop, located in the space that was formerly Crescent City Coffee. The shop, under new ownership by Bradley and Katie Walker, has been redesigned with a fresh new look. They have delicious coffees, and not to worry—they still serve beignets!
NCLAC presents art exhibitions that feature work by regional artists in partnership with Parish Press, located at 1007 North Trenton Street in Ruston. Works are available for purchase by calling the NCLAC office at 318.255.1450.
Today's Art Talk Monday (on Thursday) was written by Laura Hunt Miller, NCLAC Executive Assistant.