The opening reception for my solo exhibition, Hyperreality, was held the other night at the Slidell Cultural Center in Slidell, Louisiana. I was delighted to see so many people come out for the event, especially given the cold, dreary weather. I’ve posted a few photos from the opening for those that missed it. There are many more on my website, though, so to view the Slidell Cultural Center slideshow, go to: www.amyguidry.com/events.html. The exhibition will be up through March 30th at the Slidell Cultural Center, located in City Hall.
I’m excited to announce that my painting Everything’s Coming Up Roses is now in the permanent collection of The City of Slidell. It is an acrylic on canvas, 40″ wide by 30″ high, and from my Beneath the Surface series from 2006-2007. It will be located at City Hall in Slidell, Louisiana (just outside of New Orleans), which is my original hometown. I am honored to have a piece in their collection and am in great company as they also have work by George Rodrigue, Barbara Shaw, and George Dunbar, among others. View the painting (as well as zoom in) at this direct link: www.amyguidry.com/everythings_roses.html.
Yes, I know that titling this “Homecoming” conjures up thoughts of football and brightly colored taffeta. However, that’s not the type of homecoming I’m referring to. I’m exhibiting in the “Where Are They Now” exhibit at the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall in Slidell, Louisiana. I was a student in the Talented Art Program during my junior high and high school days in St. Tammany Parish, so as an arts professional, I have been invited back to take part of their exhibit. The Times Picayune recently posted an article about the show, featuring one of my paintings- the direct link – www.nola.com. (Though it was too late to correct this for the papers, my work was featured on MTV’s Real World: Hollywood, not New Orleans.) Opening night will be this Friday- August 27th from 7-9pm. The exhibit will remain up through September 25th at City Hall.
I also found out that the Slidell Commission on the Arts has selected my work to be featured in a solo exhibition in the 2011-2012 cultural season. The exhibit will take place at the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall. I’ll be sure to post more details closer to time. More information regarding shows can be found at www.AmyGuidry.com. You can also sign up for my newsletter on the Contact page of my site.
I’m excited to have a birthday coming up, so that means my family will be coming to visit. Plus, I’ve asked my mom to get several copies of the Sunday paper for me, so she will have those in tow. It’s actually last Sunday’s edition of the Times Picayune, which is the New Orleans newspaper. So in addition to the birthday excitement, I’m excited to see a tangible copy of the interview I have in the Slidell section of the Times Picayune. Kathleen DesHotel wrote a wonderful article about my work and has many full-color images of my paintings. The b+w images continue on the inside of the paper, but at least I have several in color on the front! The interview couldn’t come at a better time since I have a show coming up on the eastern side of the state in Hammond, LA. If you’re a “regular” you will already know this, but for those newbies, my show is a solo exhibition of my New Realm series at the Oak Street Gallery. The opening is August 21st from 6-9pm.