M.L. Porter Fine Art

M.L. Porter Fine Art

December 2015
 

Please Join Us for the Opening Reception
Saturday, Dec. 12, 5 – 7 p.m
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The show will include special presentations of "Musings of Mary Louise Porter", a dramatization of backstories related to the artist's work, written by playwright Gwen Flager and performed by renowned actress Amanda Erickson. 
Please see below for further details.

"Complementary Clouds" by M.L. Porter

"Complementary Clouds" by M.L. Porter

Mary Louise Porter painting in a French lavender field.

Mary Louise Porter painting in a French lavender field.

Mary Louise Porter is a contemporary landscape painter. Her work represents a journey of memories and images drawn from landscapes seen in her travels as well as experienced in the American South where she was born and raised. Each work of art captures the emotion and beauty of the location expressed in her unique, interpretive style. Her colors used in paintings are intense, bold, and sometimes complex to demonstrate the energy visualized in the final outcome. Porter says, “Color is energy. It affects people. There is a lot of thought that gets put into color.” This is especially true of Porter’s use of color and light in her own artwork. Her canvases are sometimes layered with mixed media and cut canvas to create texture and pattern throughout the landscape. Porter received a BFA and MFA in Painting from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She serves as a Louisiana Roster Artist living in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Her work is included in a number of galleries and other public and private collections. Learn more about the artist at mlporterfineart.com.

The show will include special presentations of "Musings of Mary Louise Porter", a dramatization of backstories related to the artist's work, written by playwright Gwen Flager and performed by renowned actress Amanda Erickson.

Performances: 
Saturday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m.

Gwen Flager, Playwright

Gwen Flager, Playwright

Playwright Gwen Flager was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana; attended college in Mobile, Alabama; and moved to Houston, Texas, where she has lived since 1973. "Waiting To Be Mended", her first full-length fictional play, was presented in the 2009 New Play Reading Series at Country Playhouse and produced by Theatre Suburbia in 2010. "Mother’s Day" was presented in the 2011 New Play Reading Series at Country Playhouse. "In Flight", a 10-minute play, was presented at the Fifth Annual Museum Plays by Scriptwriters Houston in 2012. "Jornada del Muerto", a 10-minute play, was produced at the 25th Annual Scriptwriters Houston 10 x 10 Showcase in 2015. Ms. Flager is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Amanda Erickson, Actress

Amanda Erickson, Actress

Actress Amanda Erickson graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in 2012 and has since been excelling in the entertainment industry.  Some stage credits include: The Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz, First Baptist of Ivy Gap, George Orwell's 1984, Grace Farrell in Annie, Over the River and Through the Woods, Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice, Gingy in Shrek the Musical and many more.  She has also been featured and appeared in the prime-time television series NCIS: New Orleans, Dallas and the feature film I Saw the Light, which is being released in the spring of 2016.  Amanda would like to thank Gwen and Mary Louise for this incredibly unique opportunity and hopes you all enjoy your evening spent at the Norsworthy Gallery.

 

And remember, Downtown Shreveport is a Cultural District, which means no sales tax is owed on the purchase of original works of art, thanks to the Louisiana Cultural Districts Program.

We also offer limited edition prints, with tax included in the price.