Bolton Davis

Opening Reception & Art Walk: October 20, 5-9 pm

Bolton-Davis Gallery:

"Catch The Vision"

Sue Zimmerman

Sue began painting in watercolor for fun, learning the techniques of watercolor from a local artist after she spent a childhood knowing she had talent but never pursuing it. After raising four sons, she took a more serious approach to art and has been exhibiting her work professionally since 1999.  Her artwork is part of many public and private art collections in the US and has been accepted into several juried shows in Texas and Louisiana, many times receiving awards. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Lake Charles Mayor’s Art Award for Artist of the Year. “I paint primarily with watercolor. I emphasize ‘with’ because it’s like a partnership, a give and take relationship. The watercolor seems to have a personality of its own….it goes where it wants to go on the paper!  But as I have learned the properties of watercolor, I have learned to take control of the flow of the paint and also take advantage of the “surprises” it gives me on the paper. After painting with watercolor for over 20 years, I’m still getting those surprises.  That’s the joy of the medium.” Zimmerman will also conduct a workshop on landscapes and composition as part of the ongoing GAEDA Education Series with a focus on design principles to compose any artwork. Students will paint a landscape together in watercolor as Zimmerman demonstrates how these principles can be applied. In addition, students are encouraged to bring reference photos or sketches that they plan to use for a future painting.

Stokes Harris

"Southern Vivant: A colorful Past"

Morgan Lasyone

Morgan grew up in a small town in Louisiana where artists were seen as "crazy"… and that sounded good enough to her. Morgan paints from her heart and she paints things that keep her "sane" in alot of ways. "When I wake up in the morning, the first thought in my head is paint," says the artist who believes that “paint” is her second blood. In many way, painting has saved my life. Her exhibition is entitled “Southern Vivant: A Colorful Past"
  All three shows are sponsored by GAEDA. An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, October 20th, 5-9 pm and will coincide with Downtown ArtWalk. The featured Studio Spotlight during the opening reception will showcase Sheila Soileau White  (Studio 214 ) & Karen Morrow (Studio 204 ).  Exhibition Dates: October 20 - November 11, 2017

Galerie des Amis

Galerie Des Amis:


Rhonda Reap-Curiel

Exhibition Dates: October 20 – November 11, 2017

 Rhonda Reap-Curiel, a mixed media artist who has been in residency at River Oaks for over ten years,  will be presenting her exhibition “Visions” in the Gallerie des Amis.  Working in photography, oil, charcoal, acrylic, glass, iron and mixed media, she holds two degrees from Tulane, neither of which is in art. Her contemporary pieces are inspired by music, nature, light, and movement while her traditional work captures the essence of Louisiana. Always searching for the drama of the subject, she sees beyond the surface beauty or ugliness to something that stirs her soul. Through her art, she challenges the voyeur and expresses a freedom from the daily restraints of traditional work.



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