Catwater Art Show features work of trio of artists

Published 10:13 am Monday, July 8, 2024

Don’t miss the chance to see the works of local artists whose appreciation and inspiration through nature and the world around them is as felt as it is seen. Watercolor artwork featuring Louisiana landscapes, wildlife and unique compositions by Drew LaBorde, Lynn Medecis and Devin Heard are at the Henning Cultural Center, 923 Ruth Street in Sulphur, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This time of the year also marks Open Call to Artists for the 2024 Chaos Theory Art Show at Since 2008, the Henning Cultural Center/Brimstone Museum has curated an annual nostalgia show for artists, geeks, gamers, pop-culture fans and collectors. Almost anything that’s vibrant, engaging and visually diverse fits the show, which is always anything but predictable. (Find out more at www.brimstone

The title for “Catwater Art Show” comes from LaBorde,” said Kat Godsey, cultural center director. “His own personal studio is called ‘Squarecat Studios,’ and with the watercolor aspect of the show, he wanted to blend both like his beautiful paintings!

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LaBorde expresses the beauty of everyday objects such as rusty spurs, okra or a cotton plant, and has a way of making his subjects shine with vibrant colors and expressive compositions, Godsey said. His landscapes evoke a nostalgic sense of wonder, and the way he renders light can make you feel the warm glow of a sunrise or the hazy mist of a cool morning on the lake.

Heard’s landscapes are as precise as they are wonderful, and Medicis is a new artist whose paintings focus on the beauty of nature, according to Godsey.      

“Interestingly, when discussing watercolor art with Lynn, he informed us that he didn’t know that watercolor is famously one of the most difficult mediums when it comes to painting, due to its finicky and unpredictable nature. He started with watercolor, and he will keep going with it, no matter how difficult his journey has been.”

Admission is always free.