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September 29th through December 2nd, 2023

Tools of the Trade

featuring Debbie Lavergne


Opening Reception

Friday, Sept. 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm


The exhibition features artworks by artist and former teacher Debbie Lavergne in oil, watercolor, and ceramics. Other Gallery by the Lake members will contribute art to the exhibition through their own interpretations of the “Tools of the Trade” theme.


“Let me say it is an honor to be the featured artist for our gallery’s art show," says Debbie Lavergne. "This exhibition, ‘Tools of the Trade’, features pieces that I have made over the years in my roles as an artist, teacher, and student. They depict objects whose forms and functions I was attracted to in both still life and ‘real life’ settings. Many of the objects are familiar to us in our work as well as everyday life; others not so much. I’ve chosen pieces made in my favorite media: watercolor, oil, and ceramics. I hope you’ll enjoy them,” says Debbie in her artist’s statement.

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Where to Find Us

Historic City Hall (2nd floor)

1001 Ryan St.

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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  • Acrylic Painting with Ronnie Collins
    Acrylic Painting with Ronnie Collins
    Sat, Oct 14
    Oct 14, 2023, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Rm. 225, Central School, 809 Kirby St, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA
    Oct 14, 2023, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Rm. 225, Central School, 809 Kirby St, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA
    Come paint along with master Ronnie Collins and learn some new techniques to improve your acrylic painting.



This project is supported by SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Marketing Grant from Visit Lake Charles (Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau), as administered by the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana.

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