- January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Studio in the Park
The main facility for the Art Guild of Louisiana is the Studio in the Park. This BREC building is located in Cedarcrest Park in Baton more…
Friday and Saturday is from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sunday is from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
The Studio in the Park will be open at 9:00 am on Sunday for students who wish to continue work assignments or work on their own.
Barbara Andrepont, firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-773-8020
Capturing the atmospheric conditions of light and fog, creating a misty air of intrigue will be the focus of this workshop. Cheri will present several techniques for rendering the mist of early morning over water, fields, and cityscapes. Her fun, lively, informative workshops keep artist’s paintbrushes busy throughout the three days. Painting studies of this subject matter provide artists an opportunity to observe and practice techniques; artists are encouraged to bring their own references from which to work.
As an artist for nearly thirty years, life experiences create stories, and Cheri Fry’s art reflects the depth of a story which began with a loss six years ago. Her art awakened and became less about the obvious and exact, and more about feeling the story; she now experiences the balance between the delicate and bold in both her landscape and figure paintings.
Urban and rural influences of South Louisiana gave rise to her interest in art. Born in New Orleans, but spending much time in the woods and farmlands on horseback, Fry walked miles of city streets and traveled miles of dirt roads in a saddle. Capturing these experiences began at age 14. Fry’s work evolved from safe, predictable watercolors or oils, and became an intuitive expression of what is felt.
Although never far from her paintbrushes, Fry pursued a graduate degree in Speech, Language Pathology. Through this she realized that expression of self is the highest degree of achievement, verbally or visually. She became fascinated with people and their stories and ventured to create those people-journey stories on paper and canvas.
Cheri has a collection of her art installed at the University Medical Center in New Orleans; an oil painting added to the permanent collection of the Louisiana State Archives; was published painting a Watercolor book, Splash 19, the Illusion of Light; achieved signature status with the Louisiana Watercolor Society; and became an exhibiting member of the Oil Painters of America. Always a student at heart, Fry studies with local and national artists, has honed her skills in both watercolor and oil, and has had pieces accepted in both mediums in national and international competitions.
Cheri teaches and shares her passion and knowledge of art with young people and adults. She is also the founder of the Krewe of Camille, an art organization that takes paint parties to children in hospitals. She sees her work growing through plein air pieces and still life composition study. Fry is about trying, learning, not following; about staring down difficulties and daring to discover.
Cheri lives and works in Denham Springs, enjoying the good people and unique culture of South Louisiana.