The Art Council of Livingston Parish Holiday Market recently opened and a wide variety of artistic creations are for sale at the Council Gallery on Hummel Street in the historic downtown Denham Springs district.
Cherie Ducote-Breaux, arts council board member, said this year’s Holiday Marketplace offers the largest collection of artistic creations it has ever assembled.
“The members of the Art Council have put a tremendous amount of work into this year’s Holiday Market and the variety and number of works of art available to give as gifts and for personal enjoyment is truly exceptional. On display and for purchase, are the creations of some of the region’s most creative artists, ”said Ducote-Breaux.
Today, oil and acrylic paintings, framed photographs, handmade jewelry, fabric arts including many quilted items and a few sculptures are on display. Art objects fill the lobby, the main exhibition hall, the corridors and the two small meeting rooms of the gallery.
“We had so many articles submitted by our artists that we had to use all the available space to show this collection,” said Ducote-Breaux. “If you are looking for a very special and unique gift for someone, we suggest you come to the gallery and take a look at what our artists have to offer,” she added.
Also available at the gallery are copies of the tabletop book “Preserving the Culture of Livingston Parish”, published last year by the Arts Council. The book contains striking photographs and paintings by artists of Livingston Parish, brief descriptions of the various communities in the parish, and recipes that reflect the region’s culinary traditions. “These books make great Christmas gifts,” Ducote-Breaux said.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to noon from Wednesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. An artists reception open to the public will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7.
The artists participating in Holiday Marketplace are Jenny Bauer, Robert Corbin, Kerry Curtin, Mary Felder, Marita Gentry, Judy Gilmore, Mary Harris, Amber Hilbun, Jackie Hoffman, KC Kuhnert, Diane Scimeca, Jackie Wilson and Shelly Fredrick.
The Holiday Market will be open until December 29.