Saturday, April 21, 2007

St. Bernard Art Guild Art Show at 'Art in April'

Each year the St. Bernard Art Guild participates in Art in April in St. Bernard Parish. The guild had an art show in the lobby of the Saint Bernard Parish Court House. Also, the guild honored the winners of its scholarhip competition.

This is a painting by artist Claire Pescay. It was being raffled off during the festival.

Kids Art Festival

Each year at Art in April there is a kids art show. It was on display in the rear of the lobby and on the balcony of the second floor of the Saint Bernard Parish Court House.

Saint Bernard Parish Court House

Art in April Festival

Art in April is an annual festival which celebrates arts and crafts from the St. Bernard Parish area. This year it was held in front of the St. Bernard Parish Court House.

Since Katrina, the fleur de lis has been a rallying symbol for New Orleans and its surrounding areas. The fleur de lis was prevalent on many of the items for sale at the festival.

This is the St. Bernard Parish flag. The Chalmette Monument is depicted on it to commemorate the final battle of the War of 1812 fought against the British.

Chalmette Refinery

Thursday, April 12, 2007

An Auseklis Ozols's Critique

Last night Auseklis Ozols conducted a critique at the Metairie Art Guild meeting. Members brought artwork and placed it along the wall. He took the time to discuss each work pointing out problems, strengths and weaknesses. Prior to the critique he prepared members by discussing some terms used in art criticism.