Thursday night, dozens of Louisiana art enthusiasts came out to indulge the latest works by famed landscape artist Donna F. McGee.
The event was hosted at FKJ Art Gallery, home to prominent fine artist and Grambling State University alumni Frank Kelley, Jr. The artist shared her latest works, illustrating her technique and inspiration.
Local Artist Ross Slack and Grambling State University Art Department Head, Rodrecas Davis came out to support the event, along with dozens of others.
Donna McGee’s works are inspired by the essence of nature—energy, motion, and change. According to Kahlil Gibran, “Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.”
McGee says, “For me, art is a synthesis of what I see, what I know, and what I feel revealed or made evident in the work.”
The foundation of McGee’s work is rooted in her love of the natural world and her view that man is an integral part of nature. Like many philosophers, poets, writers, and artists, McGee searches for meaning in life and understanding of herself by observing and experiencing the forces of the natural world.
FKJ Art Gallery showcases the work of artist Frank Kelley, Jr. They also host other artists. authors and more throughout the year.
FKJ Art Gallery is located in the quaint town of Monroe, LA at 410 North 6th Street. It’s worth the trip to see the remarkable quality of Kelley’s work.
Frank Kelley’s artwork centers around Southern American landscapes, abstracts, as well as those powerful, iconic images from the African American communities. Kelley, Jr.’s work inspires, brings grace and highlights individuals of importance in American culture.
The gallery art is available for purchase. Payment programs are available. The gallery also offers prints of some of its works. Contact them for more information – (318) 387-0043. Learn more at http://www.frankkelleyjr.com/