Susan Duke presents “Ephemeral Earth” on Earth Day with musical accompaniment by Blind Uncle Keith

Rainforest Art Foundation is proud to feature Susan Duke’s “Ephemeral Earth” as the signature art exhibition on Earth Day, April 22, 2017 at the Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 from 2:00PM-5:00PM.  Blind Uncle Keith will be performing Pete Seeger covers and peace songs to celebrate RAF’s Love Nature, Love Each Other motto, as well as his own music.

Susan Duke says of her art, "My paintings are created as an antidote to anxiety...  I am guided by both the need to retreat into nature, and by the surprising, mysterious spark of divine spirit I find there.”

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently awarded Susan Duke the "National Women in the Arts" honor for her 20-plus years in gallery and art shows, community service to further the arts, and permanent public art installation. She was recently chosen by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to have her graphic design work translated into bas-relief decorative 5-by-8-foot medallions on the I-49 overpass piers through downtown Shreveport.

Keith W. Johnston, “Blind Uncle Keith”, began singing at age 3 and playing guitar at the age of 14. His influences are diverse and eclectic.  His style is a combination of acoustic and electric rock, blues, and country.  During the 80’s he toured the South with Departure, Zion, and Cross. His current CD is entitled, “Holding On To My Memories” and he is available to play at a variety of venues.

Director Stephanie Lusk said, "In many ways, Susan Duke's work resonates and matches so well with Marlene Yu and the Rainforest Art Foundation: sensitive to the beauty, power, and fragility of the earth, able to speak on its behalf through inspirational expressionist painting, and creative with gorgeous masterpieces you want to own… They make you want to jump right into their paintings."

Free with and suggested $10 donation to benefit the Foundation.