Thu, Jul 21|
MCA Artists Spotlight Show
Opening and reception for Mid-City Artisans' Libby Tobin Broussard and Terry Farrell. Libby and Terry will be revealing their new themed art series. The artist's works will stay on exhibition and available for purchase through the third week in August. Live music, food and drinks are provided.
Time & Location
Jul 21, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Gallery 46, 515 Mouton St, Ste 202, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA
About the Event
Opening and reception for Mid-City Artisans' Libby Tobin Broussard's "All things Swamp" sculpture series and Terry Farrell's "Water Dimensions" painting series will be held in Mid-City Artisans' new Gallery 46. The artist's works will stay on exhibition through August 20th, and are available for purchase. Live music, food and drinks will be provided during the reception.
About the Artists:
Libby Tobin Broussard lives by the phrase “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Even before I started sculpting, I’d be out and about on garbage day looking for those forlorn, unloved pieces at the side of the road that I could drag home and breathe back to life. I just loved the entire process of it. Now, looking back, it really makes sense that my sculptures utilize the same philosophy. All my pieces are probably 90-95 percent recycled/repurposed material. Chunks of sidewalk, sticks, boards, plastic and paper shopping bags, wire hangers… I use them all, plus paper, a LOT of paper. I didn’t start sculpting until about 11 years ago after I severely injured my back and had to close my interior/exterior painting business. Literally in 1 second, I went from being independent and happy working 50, 60, sometimes 70 hours, to being completely dependent on help and struggling just to get through the day. I was going absolutely crazy! One afternoon, I remembered a random roll of chicken wire I had laying in the backyard, and I sent my sitter out to get it. Even though I’d never had any formal artist training, it just felt… right. My first piece, a 5’x5’ suspended dragonfly, sold quickly and, just like that, my new and improved life as an artist began. From animals to people and everything in between, I make it all. Early on, I had a hard time “labeling” what it was I actually did. It started off as traditional papier-mâché but because I wasn’t mobile at all, I wasn’t able to buy any artist paint. However, I did have lots of magazines so, in desperation really, I tore pages and used them for color. Nowadays, it’s morphed even further into my own little, unique process. I’m pretty comfortable calling myself a Paper Mosaic Sculptor and, I really enjoy explaining my work to people. The look on their face when I tell them there is no paint anywhere on the piece - it makes me smile every time.
Terry Farrell is a California native transplanted to the swamps of Louisiana Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The award-winning artist, Terry Farrell has been creating for over 50 years in many forms of art. She continues her pursuit with a new passion reignited by the extreme diversity of this state. An exciting culture, brilliant with inspiration and colors, vibrant foods, parades, and festivals. A place of limitless inspiration!
Terry is a professional and master teaching artist! She teaches in schools, private and various venues. She has worked with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge for over 6 years.
One of her paintings was digitally displayed at the “Louvre” in; “America takes Paris” 2015. Her meager beginnings in art were an escape that was found in many hours and days drawing and painting. She found her art, while in the foster system. To this day it is a very joyful escape.