Atrium Gallery at Christwood presents La Femme, an exhibition curated by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s executive director, Don Marshall, highlighting the work of 40 female artists living and working in St. Tammany Parish.
The exhibition opens March 9, 2019 with a reception from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and continues through April 26. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.
Exhibitors include: Jan Arrigo, Babette Beaulieu, Carolyn Biggio, Janet Boyd, Cissy Carville, Gina Castle, Emery Clark, Jessica Danby, Peggy DesJardins, Jayne DeMarcay, Jan Dicks, Tanya Dischler, Linda Dautreuil, Inga Clough Falterman, Christina Goodman, Betsy Meyers Green, Carol Hallock, Peggy Hesse, Jane Hill, Marcia Holmes, Gail Hood, Lucille Hunter, Suzanne King, Rachel Loyacono, Maggie McConnell, Molly McGuire, Shirley Rabé Masinter, Mary Helen Mason, Mary Monk, Nancy Mullen, Susan Needom, Susan Plessala, Sylvia Schmidt, Barbara Shaw, Ruth Siporski, Leslie Staub, Kathleen Trapolin, Peg Usner, Hasmig Vartanian Brewster, Jaclyn Warren, Cynthia Webb and Luba Zygarewcz.
La Femme will include a mix of paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry and installations, curated by Marshall from artists’ submitted images of available work. The St. Tammany Art Association “has played a major role in this exhibition," said Marshall. "Most of the artists were introduced to me during my time organizing exhibitions as director, juror of the Summer Show a few years ago (the organization's 50th annual summer exhibition), and through seeing their work in the Miriam Barranger Gallery and in the Severson and Williamson Members' Galleries,” he said.
In 2016, Marshall curated La Femme at the New Orleans Art Center featuring 100 women artists working in the greater New Orleans area. Having done that, he said, he was excited to get a chance to create a more focused exhibition in The Atrium Gallery. He credits gallery director Ann Loomis, also a former STAA executive director, and a longtime friend, with turning the gallery into “a serious showcase of the visual artists of St. Tammany."
The Atrium Gallery is a dedicated space encompassing a gallery, an expansive living area with a fireside lobby and The Atrium Café that offers casual dining. Every two months, The Atrium Gallery features a new exhibit displaying work created by regional artists.
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