Local artist brings paper to life at the LSU Museum of Art
POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 7:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — Local artist Holly Stone-Barker brings a new dimension to the art of collage on at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the LSU Museum of Art during Second Saturday: March Memory Madness. The LSU Museum of Art is located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge.
Stone-Barker will demonstrate her work as museum guests engage in the process of transforming colorful strips of paper into a work of art. Second Saturday and the artist demonstration are free and open to the public.
Stone-Barker attributes her love of color and visual texture to her time living in Saudi Arabia as a child. She is currently a children’s illustrator for Papered Moon. Her work includes illustrations for “Mama’s Bayou” by Diane de la Casas, as well as illustrations for various logos, brochures and magazine covers. She is an active member of the Baton Rouge Artist Roster, where she uses her expertise to teach art lessons in local schools.
As part of the demonstration of Stone-Barker’s work, a collage created by LSU students will be on display. The Stone-Barker-inspired collage will incorporate pictures of different students’ arms with a word expressing “what LSU means to me.” All students who participated are welcome to come and view the collage at the program. There will also be a drawing during Stone-Barker’s demonstration for the students’ collage. After viewing Stone-Barker’s presentation, guests will receive a “take-and-make” bag so that they can create their own inspired works of art.
While in the museum please tour the current exhibition, “Tearing Granite: The Sculptures of Jesús Moroles,” and other permanent galleries including “Faces of Pride: Elizabeth Catlett” and the recently opened “Outside the Frame: Gregory Scott.”
For more information about LSU Museum of Art programs, contact the information desk at (225) 389-7200 or follow them on Facebook by searching LSU Museum of Art and on Twitter, @LSUMuseumofArt.