Marjorie Grigonis: 50 Years of Creation

Rainforest Art Foundation is proud to host the works of Marjorie Grigonis at the Rainforest Art Foundation Headquarters in Shreveport. The exhibition celebrates her 50 years of creation.

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Grigonis says of her work, “My abstract drawings and paintings are the visual record of exploration, criticism, trial and error, and discovery. … Composing an arresting image with line shapes and colors is my primary goal. In the process, thoughts and feelings are often associated with the forms thus influencing the direction and outcome of the work.”

She has shown at the state museums of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina, Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA), Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), and many private galleries. Her paintings and prints are in the collections of the University of NC, the Medical University of SC, Pennsylvania Hospital, Wyeth Ayerst International, Inc., and in private collections in the US, France, England, and Germany.

Micro/Macro: Under the Microscope, Into the Cosmos

April 15, 2018 - May 2, 2018

In celebration of Earth Day, Rainforest Art Foundation has partnered with The Agora Borealis to present a gallery exhibition themed Micro/Macro: Under the Microscope and Into the Cosmos at the Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. This exhibit is one part of The Agora Borealis' 4th annual Textile & Art Show. The focus of this year’s theme is growth and preservation, exploring the interconnectedness of the universe as well as a sustainable planet. All artwork is of nature inspired subject matter and/or made of natural or repurposed materials, and made by Northwest Louisiana artists.

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Spirit of Nature in Africa

Rainforest Art Foundation is proud to feature the Spirit of Nature in Africa exhibition at the Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.

Stephanie Lusk said, "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.

"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."

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Natural Stone Arches

Rainforest Art Foundation is proud to feature the Natural Stone Arches exhibition at the Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.

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.

"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."

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Ephemeral Earth

April 22, 2017-June 7, 2017

Susan Duke's "Ephemeral Earth" features stunning expressionist paintings that reflect the splendor and fragility of the planet we call home. Come visit the museum and escape into her delicate landscapes. Opening reception on Earth Day, 2:00-5:00PM.

5th Annual Nature Through the Lens

Rainforest Art Foundation opens its 5th annual “Nature Through The Lens” international traveling exhibition at Marlene Yu Museum during Downtown Artwalk Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.  The show highlights professional and emerging artists’ nature photography from around the world.  Admission to the opening reception is free with a suggested $10 donation to benefit the Foundation.

Amazing Flowers: Do Plants Talk?

Rainforest Art Foundation's traveling photo exhibit of strange-looking flowers becomes interactive in Shreveport, Louisiana, leading viewers to question whether plants communicate and what they may be saying at "Amazing Flowers: Do Plants Talk?" October 21 through December 9, 2016.

4th Annual Nature through the Lens

This photography exhibition shows work from 40+ artists from around the world (a few featured from Shreveport!). Nature through the Lens features photos of all things natural from landscapes to animals, taking the viewer through a journey around the world.

Kids Can: Oceans of Adaptation

Through March 4, 2016

Kids Can is a collaborative installation featuring four different species of fish and their adaptations. The project involved the collection of recycled bottles, the decoration and lesson for the fish species, the assembling of the bottle fish, and the final installation using additional recycled materials.

Program designed by Rebekah White

Installation by Iris MacLean and Ashley Purland

Bottle Fish by community volunteers of all ages

Recycled bottles donated by River Park Church

Abstract Nature

January 22, 2016 - March 4, 2016

Abstract Nature is a mixed-media, group show that allows the viewer to see the art in life through the eyes of 20+ artists. This vibrant exhibit features jewelry, sculpture, paintings, and photography. Local and international artists are featured.