Lincoln Parish past and present on display

Century Next Bank is exhibiting paintings from throughout Lincoln Parish that feature local landmarks and locations for its annual December Art Show and Open House. The public is invited to the reception on Tuesday, December 6 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition is a prelude to next year’s celebration of the Lincoln Parish Sesquicentennial. The parish was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 1873.   

Two collections of artwork will be displayed in partnership with two local nonprofits, the Lincoln Parish Museum & Historical Society and the Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation.

The Faulk Collection of oil paintings from the Lincoln Parish Museum were created in the 1950s as part of a competition at Louisiana Tech’s School of Art. The Louise B. P. Faulk Competition was an annual student contest with an award winner selected by Louise and Clarence Faulk Jr. The winning paintings were hung in the office of the Ruston Daily Leader where Clarence was publisher. In 1980, Clarence and Louise donated the Faulk Collection to the Lincoln Parish Museum. 

Recent paintings from artists associated with the Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation also feature Lincoln Parish locations, providing a comparison of the past and present. Many of these were created en plein air, but the show also includes drawing and mixed media. Several of these paintings are available for purchase. Featured artists include Stirling Botts, Cullen Breaux, Julie Crews, Christiane Drieling, Nicole Duet, Jessica Horne, Patricia Jones, Vance Melmoth, Daniel Moore, Tess Pepitone, Dylan Sanders, Ayah Tamimi, and Liz Zanca.

The public is encouraged to peek into a window of the past and toast the holiday season on Tuesday, December 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Century Next Bank, 505 North Vienna Street.