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Four Members of Gallery One Ellleven selected into the 48th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival

Four artist members of GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN in Leesville have had work selected into the 48th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival at the First United Methodist Church in Alexandria. Paula Sche-Baldwin, Isabelle Massart-Bursh, Charlie Viers and Tony McDonald will have their works on display during the Festival from March 28 to April 6  at the church on Jackson Street in Alexandria.

Tony McDonald is represented for the 4th year at the Tom Peyton Exhibit, this time with two paintings and one sculpture. The sculptural piece “Plymouth” was also accepted into the Ogden Museum of Art’s “Louisiana Contemporary” Exhibit in 2013. “Emerging Autum” is a painting in his series of works from the local landscape, the Kisatchie National Forest. “The Contrails of Haiku” explore the relationship between color and dreams.  Tony will have an exhibit with Austin artist Andrea Pramuk in January at the Orville Hanchey Gallery on the campus of NSU in Natchitoches.

From Belgium originally, Isabelle Massart-Bursh has always brought a European slant to her work and into the gallery. Her piece for this exhibit is a combination of monochrome abstract painting and newsprint collage that speaks to the cubist works so familiar to her from her European arts education. Isabelle is an art teacher in the Vernon Parish school system and plays the lead role in the “Art for the Parks” program in Leesville, striving to bring art to the public spaces in town. More of Isabelle’s work can be seen in Leesville at Oak Pointe Aesthetics.
Charlie Viers is a crowd favorite at GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN. Charlie has taken the centuries old craft of pine straw weaving to an artistic level. Charlie was a demonstrating artist at the Vernon Parish MAYFEST last year and amazed adults and children at his dexterity and talent in producing these one of a kind art pieces in straw. Charlie’s piece in the Tom Peyton show is a challenging work that twists, loops and meanders much like a mobius strip, only in real space

Paula Sche-Baldwin is a founding member of GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN and is very active in community arts and education. She holds art classes for Vernon Parish home-schooled students in the gallery space, and manages the volunteer program at the gallery. A gulf war veteran, Paula’s work was once vibrant, bold, large and very in-your-face. The pieces she will be showing in the Tom Peyton exhibit are a stark departure from her previous work. Her new work is diminutive and subtle, using both painting, printing and collage techniques. Paula’s work can currently also be seen at Sweet Thing Bakery and Coffee Shop in Leesville



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Gallery Is Looking For Volunteers

The gallery is putting in a call for volunteers for a gallery attendant.    If anyone wants to help bring the Arts into our community and into your lives, then this is your passport.

Contact Tony: galleryoneellleven@gmail.com
Paula: paula_sche@yahoo.com