SHREVEPORT, La. — Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin invites the public to the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum to view Project Talent, an exhibition of artwork created by Caddo Parish students, from Tuesday, June 7 through Friday, June 24. The exhibition will display a variety of artwork including acrylic paintings on canvas, Prisma colored pencil on paper, mixed media and handmade pottery for sale. Project Talent will open with a reception honoring the artists and their teachers on Tuesday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.
Caddo Parish School System Art Supervisor Henry Price developed Project Talent in 1975 as an enrichment program for high school students who excelled in the visual arts and plan to pursue careers in the arts. Project Talent meets weekly in a studio setting taught by Caddo Magnet High School art teachers Shirlene Alexander and Curtis Bias.
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Curator Nita Cole stated “We are thrilled to give students real-world experience preparing for a professional exhibition and the opportunity to display their work in a museum setting. This is a tremendous opportunity for them as they prepare to embark on careers as artists.”
Admission is free and tours are available by appointment. For more information about the museum, contact Cindy Grogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org. For the Secretary of State’s Museums Division, please visit http://www.sos.la.gov/museums or call 225.342.0500.