SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, USA
Natural Stone Arches and Spirit of Nature in Africa

Rainforest Art Foundation presents two photography exhibitions at Shreveport HQ

Rainforest Art Foundation is proud to feature the Natural Stone Arches and Spirit of Nature in Africa exhibitions during Downtown Artwalk North on February 7, 2018 at the Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 from 5:00PM-8:00PM. . Admission to this special reception is free with RSVPmymuseum@gmail.com and suggested $10 donation to benefit the Foundation.

"Occasionally, people send us photos of nature that we feel are too good not to share." -Stephanie Lusk

"Occasionally, people send us photos of nature that we feel are too good not to share." -Stephanie Lusk

Director Stephanie Lusk said, "In Natural Stone Arches, we see majestic formations of earth that remind us of the power of wind and water over time. Some take on the semblance of towering creatures. Some are like windows that frame awe-inspiring landscapes. Some appear as strong, yet ever-changing bridges. Some take on a balancing act, as if they might topple at any moment. Occasionally, people send us photos of nature that we feel are too good not to share. So the artists for this show are unknown photographers and Mother Nature.

"In our annual international photo exhibition Nature Through the Lens, we feature nature-inspired art from Rainforest Art Foundation's professional photographers, emerging artists, and artists who work in multimedia. In this year's Spirit of Nature in Africa show, we also feature the art of photography hobbyists, who traveled to Africa specifically to capture snapshots of impressive animals in their equally impressive natural habitats.

"At Rainforest Art Foundation, we believe that connecting with nature is often the first step towards conservation."

"At Rainforest Art Foundation, we believe that connecting with nature is often the first step towards conservation."

"Our Founder, Marlene Yu, says anyone can be an artist inspired by nature: she encourages everyone to get out into nature and take photos. Let nature be your guide. Observe scenery up close and afar, how sunlight breaks through forest trees, the intricate texture of bark, mushrooms on decayed logs. At Rainforest Art Foundation, we believe that connecting with nature is often the first step towards conservation. We hope that photography continues to be an experiential and artistic medium that many people can relate to and that increases appreciation of nature."