Art exhibit supports local talent

Personal column by Judith Roberts, publisher

I love a good museum. 

My family and I hate to miss up seeing an art gallery or a museum. We were able to take the girls to New York right as school ended, and my elder daughter, who is 9, will tell everyone that her favorite part about New York was visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My younger child, age 5, asked so many interesting questions while we were there — “Why does that man look sad?” “Is that a Van Gogh?” and of course — “Are we lost?” (The Met is bigger than she could believe.) 

We may not have regular sightings of Van Gogh or Monet here – but we do have some unbelievable talent. 

This weekend, the girls and I stopped by our usual favorite – the library – and we toured the North Central Louisiana Art Council’s Peach Art Exhibit, which is on display there until June 23. It was so much fun to see the work of so many of our local artists – young ones too! I recognized several little names who had works of art displayed in the library. 

What a great experience for those kids! To have their work displayed in a real art exhibit! I’m just so unbelievably excited for them. I’m so glad Kyle and I get to raise our girls in a city that prizes art and creation and the beauty of our adults as well as our children. 

And then for the teens and adults – WOW. I am just stunned at some of the works. They were thoughtful and beautiful – and I can’t wait to go back and look again. Even better, residents can purchase pieces from the show. What an honor to have local artwork prized, valued and cherished by others in the community. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to go see the exhibit. We need exhibits like this in our community, to support local artists and budding artists. This is one way to do so – and right in our hometown.  

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