Abstract art exhibit will start the new year at local art foundation


SHREVEPORT, La., January 11, 2016 – Rainforest Art Foundation will showcase abstract art from various local and international artists to kick off 2016. “Abstract Nature” will open as part of the Marlene Yu Museum’s Preview Gala on January 21, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 pm at 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. The cost of tickets is $125 in advance or $150 at the door. The Gala is a celebration of the Museum’s first anniversary and RAF’s first year in Shreveport.

RAF is hosting a free, community wide birthday party for the Marlene Yu Museum’s first anniversary on Friday, January 22, 2016 featuring the new exhibition. The party is 5-7 pm at the Museum. “Abstract Nature” will show through March 4, 2016.

The exhibit will feature pieces from Annie Arbuckle, Janet Barlow, Dennis Cady, Steve Culp, Casey David, Susan Duke, Heather Evans, Robert Fogel, Susan Fortenberry, Mike Greer, Katy Merriman, Eloise Palmer, Rex Patton, Jason Phipps, Antonio Pizarro, Anthony Reans, Lauren Ross, Ellen Soffer, Jeremiah Teipen, Lauri Wallace, Laura Watts, Grace Ge Yao, Chuandai Hsieh Yu, and more.

The Rainforest Art Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit with the mission to increase appreciation of nature through art. The Headquarters of the Foundation is located inside the Marlene Yu Museum at 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. For hours and information please visit www.RainforestArtFoundation.org or call (318) 717-9111.  


Iris MacLean

Public Relations Manager

Rainforest Art Foundation

(318) 840-5213