ARC: Minding the Gap, paintings by Linda Dautreuil
Opening reception during Spring for Art,
On display April 12 - May 31
SPaintings by Linda Dautreuil are presented by St. Tammany Art Association in the exhibition, Arc: Minding the Gap, April 12, 2014 – May 24, 2014. Dautreuil has an ongoing interest in the way parts work within organic systems. Color, shape and line, even the lines of a sentence, or the rhythms of poetry and music, influence her process. For one so immersed in the visual arts for 36 years, she admits to a thorough enjoyment of words, most often, words with multiple meanings. Sometimes a ubiquitous phrase such as “please mind the gap” which she first heard in London as she prepared to step from the train, rattled around in her head, sometimes running up against geographic locations like Cumberland Gap; or the rural southern vernacular term for yawning as a gap, a reference to the mouth; or a popular merchandizing brand of clothing. Dautreuil says, “It amuses me to make those connections and from some of such musings come images and ideas not so easily defined with words. I search for other ways to connect, to communicate without the words. In the process, I am always mindful of the gap, the spaces between”.
Join us for the opening reception during Spring for Art on Saturday, April 12 at 6pm - 9pm. The exhibit will be on display at the Arthouse through May 31. We will also feature an Gallery Talk with artist, Linda Dautreuil on Sunday, May 4 at 3pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Special thanks to Champagne Beverage for being an on-going Exhibition Sponsor. All STAA hosted art openings will now feature beverages provided by Champagne Beverage.
SPRING FOR ART 2014: April 12 at 6pm - 9pm
Title Sponsor - Painting with a Twist
Downtown Covington comes to life! Presented by the St. Tammany Art Association (STAA), TITLE SPONSOR: Painting with a Twist (formerly Corks n Canvas), SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Champagne Beverage and over 35 participating local galleries and merchants. The Spring for Art and Fall for Art annual events draw some 4,000 visitors to the historic St. John district each season. New work by dozens of artists from around the Southeast Region are showcased. The free event includes live music at various outdoor and indoor locations, gallery openings, art demonstrations, outdoor movie screening, first-rate boutique shopping, and fine dining throughout Downtown Covington.
Visitors enjoy live performances by local and nationally-renowned musicians, all over the downtown area. Covington’s many restaurants will be open for business. The festivities are extensive, and to make sure that the crowds move from one end of the map to another, the City of Covington is providing a tram to make traveling easier. Be sure to keep a printed brochure on hand, available at any participating venue! Programs with locations and contact information for each participating shop are available at STAA and at your favorite locations around Covington.
For more information, to become a sponsor, or to volunteer during this fun event, contact the St. Tammany Art Association at 892-8650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.