(September 28, 2009)

Contact: Diane Dufilho, Meadows Museum at Centenary College, 318.869.5169

Friends of The Alger Meadows Museum Gala Takes Place Oct. 4

SHREVEPORT, La.-An annual fund raiser and gala benefiting The Friends of The Alger Meadows Museum takes place at Ernest's Orleans Restaurant Sunday, Oct. 4 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. The cost is $60 per person for members and $75 for non-members which includes buffet and cash bar.

The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum special guests for this year's annual gala are Jolie and Robert Shelton of Lafayette, who have assembled the Martele collection now on view at the Meadows Museum of Art, and John Webster Keffe, Curator for the Decorative Arts at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The event includes a silent art auction that features the works of Jerry Wray, Clyde Connell and Maria Lopez. The artworks offered for auction are in a variety of media including watercolors, photographs, paintings, drawings and more.

"It is important to celebrate our Louisiana artists and the art auction held annually by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum in conjunction with the Gala," said Diane Dufilho, Director of the Meadows Museum at Centenary College. During the gala and silent auction, the competitive bidding is done among fabulous food, great surroundings and engaging company."

The gala takes place at Ernest's Orleans Restaurant, located at 1601 Market St. in Shreveport. Buffet items for the dinner include fruit and cheese, boiled shrimp, marinated crab claws, and mini muffulletas, cubed steak and mushrooms served with the old-Joe steak sauce, fried shrimp with remoulade sauce and fried catfish.

For more information, contact Diane Dufilho at 318.869.5169 or email.

About Meadows Museum at Centenary College

The Meadows Museum of Art is located on the beautiful campus of Centenary College of LA at 2911 Centenary Boulevard in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Museum is open to the general public from noon until 4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; from noon until 5 pm on Thursday; from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed on Monday. The Museum is free of charge to the general public. For further information or to receive a 2008-2009 Exhibition and Program Guide, call the Museum Business Office at 318.869.5040.