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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kay Smith

The
Art
OF
Kay Smith
 An opening reception will be held on June 20th from 5-7pm at Community Trust Bank, Line Avenue Branch.

The Bossier Arts Council is happy to announce that the artwork of Kay Smith will be on display from May through July 2013 at the Line Avenue Branch, 3400 Line Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104.

A native of Arkansas, Kay has always called the Ark LA TEX home. Although having no formal art training, Kay has taken various workshops in oil painting and pastel painting as well as studying under Christie Cassell, a gifted portrait artist in Shreveport. Studying with Christie, Kay gained much knowledge and skill in painting with pastels, mainly learning to paint portraits in pastels. When asked about her artistic side she responded "Pastels, pencil studies and pen and ink are my major focus. My main subject matters are people, animals and landscapes. I enjoy bright colors and am striving to be more impressionistic in my work rather than quite so controlled.

Community Trust Bank's core purpose to Enrich the Lives of People in our Community is realized in this endeavor by showcasing community artists and their talents in a unique environment", said Larry Little, Regional President NWLA, EVP. "This also provides an artistic investment in our community by bring the artwork to the people in our community. gifted portrait artist in Shreveport. Studying with Christie, Kay gained much knowledge and skill in painting with pastels, mainly learning to paint portraits in pastels. When asked about her artistic side she responded "Pastels, pencil studies and pen and ink are my major focus. My main subject matters are people, animals and landscapes. I enjoy bright colors and am striving to be more impressionistic in my work rather than quite so controlled."

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