Elizabethan Gallery hosts its first annual Black History Month art show now through March 5. A free artist meet-and-greet and reception will take place today, Feb. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. The show features works by Keith Douglas, Randell Henry, Felicia Hunt and Nathaniel Landry.
Douglas, an art teacher at McKinley Magnet High School known for his caricatures and illustrations, created two series for the gallery. Blues Heart is dedicated to blues music and Louisiana musicians, and Sisters of the Divine Hat is devoted to his religious upbringing and the women in church wearing decorative hats.
Henry, an art professor at Southern University, will be showing collages comprised of paint, fabric and paper from his series Susannah and the Elders.
Hunt’s passion for art and its many media evolved from English and creative writing. Her pieces reflect her words, “Art is an extension of each person, and is a complete freedom of expression that evoke feelings and thoughts not limited by perception.”
Several cultures and destinations inspire the artwork of Landry, who was raised by a seaman. “There are some things which I do that reflect the African heritage, such as certain lines and design concepts. Art is for all and is here for everyone to enjoy. I have never been one to label or categorize art,” he says.