Sunday, February 12, 2023
"Painting with the Pastor"
Port Allen- West Baton Rouge Museum will host an afternoon workshop, Painting with the Pastor on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 2:30 PM. This interactive program is designed for adults to explore acrylic painting techniques. Participants will explore images of church, couples, and community while painting their own meaningful works of art alongside artist and retired pastor, Darlene A. Moore who is featured in the museum's current exhibit.
In addition to her work as a pastor, Darlene A. Moore is also known as a self-taught Louisiana artist and published author. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Dillard University and a Masters of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary. In 2005, she was the recipient of the New and Emerging Artist Award from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She discovered a passion for painting through her love of visiting people in nursing homes, hospitals, and homes and giving them one of her original artworks to keep. She has since gone to study other great artists like Clementine Hunter and African artists. She enjoys working with all people and has presented her Painting with the Pastor workshops to all age groups from America to Africa. Her artist statement is, "Art is without limits and full of possibilities."
This program is being offered in conjunction with the exhibit, Ron's Retro: Honoring Ronald Kennedy with Local Black Artists. Mr. Kennedy was a retired Professor of Visual Arts and Photography at Southeastern University and a celebrated artist known for his mixed media creations. His works will be on display through March 19 alongside artist colleagues from the Greater Baton Rouge community including Keith "Cartoonman" Douglas, Malaika Favorite, Randell Henry, Michael W. Howes, Philip D. Louis, Darlene Moore, FeliciaNoelle, and Clifton Webb.
This event is FREE. However space is limited. Please call 225-336-2422 to reserve a spot.