Art for Arts' Sake | DOWNTOWN 2018
Created by the Contemporary Arts Center in 1980, this annual rite of fall has become one of the best events of the year for art lovers in and around New Orleans.
Lake Pontchartrain, Evening Light
Opening Reception: October 6th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Encore Reception: November 3rd 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LeMieux Galleries is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Mary Monk. Painting the Truth will open with a reception with the artist on Saturday, October 6th from 6-9 p.m. during Art for Arts’ Sake on Julia Street. LeMieux Galleries’ is open Monday-Saturday from 10-5:30. The show will remain on view through November 24th with an encore reception during First Saturday Art walk on November 3rd from 6-8 P.M..
Monk’s primary medium is pastel and she is mostly known for her country/urban landscapes. No matter the subject, mood and light are always the true focus of her paintings. Her choices of color and subject matter are heavily influenced by growing up in the city and moving to the country to raise her family. The transition of urban to country sparked an infinite pool of inspiration for the artist. The majority of her paintings are scenes done en plein air.
Mary Monk grew up in New Orleans but has been living in Abita Springs with her husband and four children for the past twenty years. She is represented by LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans, Louisiana.