First Light, a pastel painting by Glinda Shafer of New Orleans, is part of the ''Disappearing Marshlands'' exhibit now on display at the Zigler Art Museum in Jennings. The exhibit runs through Aug. 18. (Special to the American Press)
Last Modified: Thursday, June 14, 2012 6:50 PM
JENNINGS — By now everyone has heard of the problems plaguing the Louisiana coast and its valuable marshlands.
“Disappearing Marshlands” is both the name and the subject of a new exhibit at the Zigler Art Museum by New Orleans artist Glinda Schafer.
Its opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St.
A special feature of the reception will be a presentation by Sen. Dan Morrish and Garret Graves, both members of the Select Committee for Coastal Restoration and Flood Control. This group is charged with creating the long-term plan for the Louisiana coast, and the presentation will center on their vision for the future.
Schafer will exhibit her pastels of Louisiana coastal scenes that embody the excitement and harmony of the natural landscape. Her paintings capture the delicate light and varied moods of the marshlands.
Schafer has studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and won numerous local and national awards for her work. Her art is in private and corporate collections in the United States, Great Britain, South America and Europe.
For information about the exhibit, call the Zigler Art Museum at 824-0114 or email email@example.com.