Author: Jeanne Frois

Artist: Louisiana Monsters

The South Louisiana landscape is filled with mythical symbols of the people and cultures that have struggled to survive in an increasingly industrial world that has swept across the state over the last century. Baton Rouge artist Jonathan Mayers, alias…

Wild at Heart

The Louisiana landscape is an irresistible story. Its shadowy bayous and sugarcane fields are mood-setting backdrops for novelists, photographers and artists who sit for hours with palettes, paints and canvases  to capture those moments when warm sunlight haloes over and…

The Art of Crime

The French artist Georges Braque once described art “as a wound turned into light.” In New Orleans, Detective Charles Hoffacker, a 14-year-veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, is shinning light on the city’s wounds through his art. Watching the…

Iconic Imagery

“Memento Mori”   According to the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, “nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Over the years, Breaux Bridge’s transcendental photographer Lynda Frese has traveled the world, studying religions, mythologies, early goddess cults and the classical…

Dawn DeDeaux

New Orleans artist uses installations to save ‘MotherShip’ Earth and Louisiana’s wetlands

Natural Moments

Timothy Fontenot of Lake Charles photographs marshes and bayous of Southwest Louisiana

Dave Ivey

Dave Ivey captures character and beauty in Northwest Louisiana

Poetic Art

New Iberia artist Paul Shexnayder creates pieces that deliver universal messages.

"Art and Shadows" on the Bayou Teche

Lynda Frese’s haunting photo collages of the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation in New Iberia call to mind William Faulkner’s memorable line in his 1950 book, Requiem for a Nun – “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”