Summer of Fortune
Featuring River Oaks Artists, White & Ward
With summer in full swing and Art Camp still underway, River Oaks is proud to open its’ next exhibition featuring a unique twist on an annual show. Showcasing 35 plus artists in any presentation guarantees a plethora of mediums and styles. As an additional take on an always inspirational endeavor, this year’s ‘Summer of Fortune’ will feature works inspired by fortune cookies given to each Resident Artist earlier in the year, allowing for a unique ensemble of local talent.
Summer of Fortune (Bolton David Gallery) featured artists:
Rhonda R. Curiel
Leslie Elliottsmith (Photographer’s Guild)
Michael Elliott-Smith (Photographer’s Guild)
Donna H. Futrell (Photographer’s Guild)
Wilton Guillory (Photographer’s Guild)
Veretta Garrison Muller
Peter Milder (Photographer’s Guild)
Leah Moreau Morace
Barry L. Owen
JoAnne K. Thompson
Myron Wellan (Photographer’s Guild)
Piper Wilson (Photographer’s Guild)
In addition to the Annual Summer Show, Sheila S. White will present her new work entitled Captured Moments, in the Galerie des Amis. White, a resident artist of River Oaks for nearly 5 years, works in a variety of media, being fond of pointillism. In this particular presentation and with work inspired by nature, White explores acrylics and texture through abstracts. A Fine Art major and graduate of Louisiana Tech University, this will be White’s first solo showing at River Oaks.
Featured in the Stokes Harris Gallery will be recent works by local photographer, Charles Ward, known around town as the Rev. Local Shots, will highlight a select grouping of twelve distinct photographs shot around town. In his own words, Ward describes his photography as, “a fun hobby that I just enjoy doing. Just a guy who takes pictures, that’s it. Nothing more exciting than that. If you like them, great.”
All three shows open with a reception on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. Live music and a CD release will feature Rick Adams. All three showings are sponsored by James C. “Jam” Downs. The reception on the 15th is free and open to the public. Exhibition Dates: July 15- August 20, 2016.