(September 27, 2013)

Father-Son Joint Art Exhibit at Magale Library

SHREVEPORT, LA — A father-son exhibit featuring the recent works of artist and college art professor Frank Herbert and his son Carlton Herbert will be hosted by Magale Library throughout the month of October. Both artists will be present at the opening reception on the first day of the exhibit.

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"Bird Specimens" by Frank Herbert

What: Frank and Carlton Herbert exhibit

When: Sunday, October 6th, 2:00-4:00 p.m., exhibit lasts through the end of the month.

Where: Magale Library

Frank Herbert is currently an adjunct instructor at Kilgore College in the Visual Arts Department; from 1984 to 2000, he was a full time professor, teaching drawing, design, art appreciation, and art history. He attended Louisiana Tech University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1982.

As a native of New Orleans, Herbert's works are largely influenced and inspired by the rich characteristics of the Deep South, in terms of both the landscape and the culture. His works have been exhibited in many museums, galleries, and art centers in over 30 states, toured through northern India, and added to the digital archives of American Artists housed by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art.

"The paintings are constructed to emphasize physical texture and saturated color, setting them apart as objects in space," said Herbert. "The captured moments and implied stories are presented to connect with the viewer's dreams or memories completing the cycle of shared experience."

Carlton Herbert is an MFA candidate at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nagodoches, Texas. He was an art teacher for Texas public school districts from 2006 to 2013, covering grades K-12. He studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Loyola University of New Orleans, and Kilgore College before receiving a BFA in printmaking from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2005.

Carlton's works address the issue of information overdose in the 21st century. He comments on the effect of technology, political influence, and commercial persuasion on everyday life.

"We are exposed to more words and images each day than we can process, yet thoughtful interaction is scarce," said Carlton. "To make sense of this information paranoia, I seek unintended meaning in its excess."

Dr. Loren Demerath will be interviewing both artists on the radio show "Better Shreveport" on KSCL (91.3 FM) on Monday, October 7, at 5 p.m.