ARTiculate breaks down artist, patron divide for straight talk

ARTiculate breaks down artist, patron divide for straight talk
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POSTED: Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 2:15pm

UPDATED: Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 2:19pm

Art lovers and artists alike will have the chance to discuss inspirations and influences during a special series at the Baton Rouge Gallery being held on Sunday, March 11. The varying perspectives range from experiences in Northern Ireland to right here in Louisiana – along with discussions regarding process and application.

“Sometimes, when you’re looking at art, you wish the artist was standing right next to you so that you could turn to them and ask them, ‘What were you thinking?!?’ That’s what ARTiculate is all about,” Jason Andreasen, Executive Director for the Baton Rouge Gallery, explained.

The event is called ARTiculate and is a monthly feature for the gallery. This month artists Anne Boudreau, David DuBose, Ross Jahnke and Reni Zietz will participate in the dialogue.

“It’s an informal talk where you get to hear straight from the artists themselves about the inspirations, techniques and thoughts that brought their work to life," Andreasen added. "It’s another way for us to connect audiences with artists and make viewing contemporary art all the more fun, eye-opening and enjoyable.”

Each artist will speak for roughly 15 to 20 minutes about their work, which is being discussed this month at the gallery.

Boudreau will discuss the mixed media constructions that make up her “Points of Reference.”

David DuBose will touch on his experiences during 13 years in Northern Ireland and how they influenced the works he chose to share in “Northern Ireland Prints.”

Jahnke will shed light on the thought processes behind his “Wrapped for Freshness” series and the plastic – and paper-wrapped items that play such a big part in modern life.

Finally, Zietz’s “Roundabout” series gets the spotlight with the artist discussing her photographic look at the place she calls home, Louisiana.

The discussion will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 at the Baton Rouge Gallery, which is located at 1515 Dalrymple Drive.

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