Friday, May 31, 2013

Bertha Harris Exhibition at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Local folk artist Bertha Harris will have an exhibition of her work at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Sunday June 2 - June 28.

The opening reception is Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 and will include a documentary film of Beene Gin, an important locale in Mrs. Harris's life.

Bertha Harris, besides being a fabulous artist, has published her memoir, "The Courage to Rise Again" which I reviewed here last year.

Mrs Harris will be at the museum on Sunday signing copies of her book and greeting the public.  She's a wonderful lady with a compelling story.   Light refreshments will be served.

Her art is created on canvas and on other materials such as wood or cardboard.  She has often been compared to Louisiana legend Clementine Hunter.

The museum is located on Greenwood Road in Shreveport.  Admission is free.

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