Local artists depict ‘The Nature and Culture of Louisiana’

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:02am

Come celebrate Louisiana's talented artists and their depictions of the state’s cultural and natural resources at the fourth annual Brush With Burden art exhibition.

A juried multi-media exhibition, Brush With Burden features all types of art inspired by Louisiana's natural beauty, flora and fauna under the theme “The Nature and Culture of Louisiana”

Held at the LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens at Burden (4560 Essen Lane near I-10), Brush With Burden will be open to the public in the Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie March 23-30 (1-4 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, March 29).

Sponsored by the Burden Horticulture Society and the Botanic Gardens, the event includes a free opening reception 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Orangerie.

Art sales will benefit the Burden Horticulture Society.

Artist Billy Solitario will be holding a workshop along with the exhibit from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the Ione Burden Conference Center, which is located in the Botanic Gardens.

His lecture will cover landscapes and includes a demonstration on his unique approach to illustrating clouds and skyscapes. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Seating is limited.

For more information about Brush With Burden, go to: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/research_stations/burden/news/...

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