(January 17, 2013)

Magale Library, VOA team up to bring children Local Color

SHREVEPORT, LA — Students participating in the Volunteers of America (VOA) after-school program visited Centenary's Magale Library this week to tour the Local Color exhibit. Local Color is a Louisiana Bicentennial exhibit of visual and literary art featuring the flora, fauna, natural resources, and early life of Northwest Louisiana.

Dr. Simon with students
Dr. Simon and students take in Local Color

"We hope that the tours and workshops will increase the young people's awareness of the many talented artists in our area as well as the history of the area," said Dr. Lucienne Bond Simon '67, project director. "An abundance of woodlands and water contributed significantly to Northwest Louisiana's growth and prosperity in the early days."

Local Color features artwork created by over 30 area artists to bring attention to the wealth of natural assets in Northwest Louisiana. Simon and some of the local artists whose work is featured in the exhibit will visit the Volunteers of America Centers in the Shreveport-Bossier area next week to provide the students with hands-on art workshops.

Supported by Centenary College of Louisiana, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, the Louisiana Ag Center, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, and 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.