(November 28, 2012)

Magale Library hosts Louisiana Bicentennial reception, exhibit for Local Color

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary's Magale Library will host the opening reception for Local Color— a Louisiana Bicentennial exhibit of visual and literary art featuring the flora, fauna, natural resources, and early life of Northwest Louisiana — on Sunday, December 2, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Dr. Lee Morgan, Centenary Professor Emeritus of English, will provide opening remarks. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Local Color

Local Color features artwork created by over 30 area artists to bring attention to the wealth of natural assets in Northwest Louisiana.

"An abundance of woodlands and water contributed significantly to Northwest Louisiana's growth and prosperity in the early days," said Dr. Lucienne Simon, project director and organizer of the exhibit. "I hope that this exhibit reminds us not only of the area's rich natural resources and early history, but also of the region's many enormously talented individuals."

Supported by Centenary College of Louisiana, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, the Louisiana Ag Center, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, the City of Shreveport, Local Color will be open to the public during December of 2012 and January 2013 during regularly scheduled library hours. Contact Magale Library at 318.869.5711 to confirm hours of operation.

For more information about the Local Color exhibit, contact Dr. Simon at 318.868.6188 or email.