Exhibition

Fourth Annual “Hit Me with your Best Shot” Bird Photography Exhibition 

Septmber 30th through November 26th, 2022

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The show competition and show were initiated by Gallery by the Lake with support of the Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA and Calcasieu Parish to celebrate the joys and benefits of birdwatching and showcase the work of wildlife photographers from across the US. 

This year’s call for entries received over 290 mages from 61 entrants in 23 states, including entries from several local photographers.  The top fifty images were judged and selected by the editorial staff of BWD Magazine, a popular publication for birdwatchers.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the Best In Show and top three images.  In addition to the physical exhibition, an online version can be viewed here once the exhibition opens.

 

The project and Gallery by the Lake Inc. are supported by a grant from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury as administered by the Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA.

 Historic City Hall Hours  Tuesdays through Fridays:

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday:

10 am to 2 pm.

An online version of the exhibition can be viewed once the exhibition is open

Reception 

Date: September 30th

Time: 5:30 

Place: second-floor gallery at the Historic City Hall at 1001 Ryan Street in Lake Charles

Exhibition

Pat Craft: Special ThingsAround Us

Septmber 9th through November 12th, 2022

 Historic City Hall Hours  Tuesdays through Fridays:

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday:

10 am to 2 pm.

Pat Craft started painting with her sister at age fifty-nine.  She picked up a brush and it was love at the first brush stroke.   She found herself enamored with the process and possibilities of oils, acrylics, watercolor, and collages.  She was also intrigued when she saw her own stories and feelings materializing on canvas and thought, “Why not me?”.  Though largely self-taught, she has expanded her skills with classes and workshops.  She now paints with oil and acrylic, has dabbled in watercolor, but her favorite medium is collage.  Pat especially loves texture and tries to incorporate it into much of her work.

Other members of Gallery by the Lake will be exhibiting art under their own interpretations of the “Special Things Around Us” theme

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 “I love the intimacy of connections with the special, everyday things around us: yesterday's memories, today's discoveries and tomorrow's hopes and dreams. When I select a subject, I want the art piece to tell a story and hope to trigger that connection between the subject and the viewer.”

- Pat Craft

Reception 

Date: September 9th

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Place: second-floor gallery at the Historic City Hall at 1001 Ryan Street in Lake Charles

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1001 Ryan St.

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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