Past exhibits

The Old Post Office Museum has proudly hosted many excellent exhibits. Check below to see an archive of past exhibits.

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The Art of Tony Forrest

Exhibit ran: August 30, 2018 — October 19, 2018

Tony is a native of Greensboro, NC. In 2006 he left a construction career to give full attention to his passion for art which he has never regretted. The lure of the majestic Smokey Mountains, rural farm lands, and eastern coastal regions of his home state called to him as it had many other artists of the area. One of the greatest highlights of his experience there was when the NC Bar Association selected him to paint a portrait of Andrew Jackson for the city’s bicentennial celebration. This painting hangs in the Guilford County courthouse where Jackson was sworn into the practice of law. He has since received several prestigious commissions for clients including US tennis professional John Isner. Forrest and his wife Martha now enjoy living in Alexandria, LA where they are strongly involved in the art community.

“The wise man stated that the journey is its own reward. To the artist, the process of making art transcends the tangible product.”
— Tony Forrest

The Art of Cooper Michael French

Exhibit ran: June 21, 2018 — August 4, 2018

A self-instructed artist from Meridian, MS, French now says every day that he is “living his dream,” painting people and places he has met since his retirement as a foreman overseeing restoration of murals and paintings at the White House Center in Washington, D.C.

During his tenure in the nation’s capitol, he was responsible for renovations to the President’s Guest House and the interior of the East and West Wings of the White House, among other noted offices. He also helped renovate The Roosevelt Room in the West Wing, The Press Briefing Room, the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room.

The Art of Walter Anderson

Exhibit ran: March 20, 2018 — May 18, 2018

“There once was a man whose love of nature was as wide as the world. There once was an artist who needed to paint as much as he needed to breathe. There once was an islander who lived in a cottage at the edge of Mississippi where the sea meets the earth and the sky.

His name was Walter Anderson. Art was an adventure and Walter Anderson was an explorer first class.”

This exhibit is an overview of a man who many have called the greatest artist the south has ever produced. He was an American master in watercolor, and speaks perhaps more than any other of the relationship between man, art and nature.

The exhibit also features a project by gifted art students in Franklin Parish…their interpretation of water and wildlife. We are thrilled with this partnership and are grateful for their interest in and dedication to art. Their assistance throughout this exhibit has been invaluable.

 

The Art of Stacy Thomas Medaries

Exhibit ran: January 25, 2018 — March 2, 2018

History, myth and spirituality are just a few of the themes featured by Monroe artist Stacy Thomas Medaries in the current exhibit at the Old Post Office Museum.

The exhibit, which includes a variety of media, showcases imaginative creatures and images using old discarded materials and paper pulp. Once these have been sculpted, she paints them with acrylic, resulting in work that is fun, playful and very colorful. The show also includes paintings with alcohol ink on sculpted aluminum, which she says reminds her of books and art of the Middle Ages.

Medaries was born in Monroe and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and her Master’s Degree in Ceramic Sculpture from Louisiana Tech. Upon graduation, she began her teaching career, first with the Talented Arts Program in the Ouachita Parish School system, then later as the first art instructor at Louisiana Delta Community College. She currently teaches Art Appreciation, Beginning Drawing, Ceramics, Design and Art History at Delta.

Stacy Thomas Medaries has continued to pursue her career as an artist and has exhibited works in several juried exhibitions and gallery shows throughout Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi.

The exhibit will continue until March 2. For further information, contact the Old Post Office Museum at 435-3781.

Oh Christmas Tree!

Exhibit ran: November 18, 2017 — January 5, 2018

“Oh Christmas Tree!” will be opening on November 18th and go until January 5th.

Kept in Stitches

Exhibit ran: August 25, 2017 — October 20, 2017

“Kept in Stitches” Featuring Quilts and Wearable Art By Dorothy Williams. August 25 – October 20, 2017. Opening reception August 24, 5-7 pm

A graduate of LA Tech, Dorothy Williams was a Circuit Teacher for the Gulf Coast Quilting Association and taught for the Sunshine State Quilting Association in Florida. She also taught at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX, and at national conventions for the American Sewing Guild in Dallas, TX, and Washington, DC, among others. Her garments have been winning entries in the International Quilt Festival in Houston, the Hobbs Fashion Show in Paducah, KY, the Dallas Quilt Celebration, the National Quilt Association, The Pennsylvania National Quilt Celebration and the Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Festival.

Quilt, “I Sing Because I’m Happy.”

An original ensemble inspired by Picasso’s painting, “Girl Before A Mirror”

Greg Cartmell Collection

Exhibit ran: June 1, 2017 — August 3, 2017

A professional artist for over 45 years, Greg Cartmell is nationally recognized as one of the country’s foremost landscape painters. Cartmell’s works are in private and corporate collections throughout the world and he has been published in numerous journals, such as Art & Antiques, Architectural Digest and Mississippi Magazine.  He is also known for his portraits and has done many noteworthy commissions, including Former First Lady Barbara Bush, U.S. Senator John Stennis and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.

Greg Cartmell paints en plein air, meaning in the tradition of on-location painting, directly from nature. A true impressionist, Cartmell paints in broken color, inviting the viewer to mix the color with one’s own eye.

Cartmell lives in Meridian, MS, where he has a studio and teaches art to adults. He will be conducting a workshop at the Old Post Office Museum in Winnsboro, LA on July 1, during his exhibit there. Details will be announced soon.

Flood of ’27

Exhibit ran: March 23, 2017 — May 19, 2017

This exhibit is sponsored by the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival.

In the spring of 1927, months of heavy rain caused the Mississippi River to begin to flood. By the time the river crested, 23,000 square miles of land were inundated, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced, and an estimated 250 people died. This exhibit commemorates the 90th anniversary of what is considered one of the worst disasters in United States history.

Special thanks to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District; Schepis Museum, Columbia, LA, Franklin Parish Library; and the many friends who shared their treasured stories and photographs.

Louisiana Mardi Gras!

Exhibit ran: January 6, 2017 — February 10, 2017

Historic downtown Winnsboro is enjoying its first taste of Mardi Gras with the current exhibit, which features magnificent costumes, art and historic memorabilia.

The elaborate display centers around 16 pieces of art painted by winners of the George Rodrigue Foundation Student Scholarship Competition, as well as elaborate costumes from the Krewe of Iris, the largest all-female carnival Krewe in New Orleans.  Visitors will also be treated to a display of historic Mardi Gras memorabilia dating back to the late 1800’s from the private collection of Earle Schrader of Monroe.

Another special attraction for the exhibit is an ensemble worn by Miss Louisiana 2017, Justine Ker, and designed by Clint Downing of Monroe for the Miss America pageant, as well as one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras Mischief dolls created by artist Connie Born of Slidell.

Wild Louisiana

Exhibit ran: August 18, 2016 — October 14, 2016

“Wild Louisiana,” the next exhibit at the Old Post Office Museum in Winnsboro, promises a new and different treat for anyone who appreciates the life, scenery and lifestyle of the Bayou State. Both art and sculpture will be featured at the show, which opens Thursday, August 18, with a reception from 5-7, open to the public, and will remain on exhibit through October 14.

Schultz art Schultz BayouSpencer Schultz is a New Orleans-based, self-taught artist. He began painting in 2012 when his now-wife, Georgia, suggested they paint while waiting for their power to be restored following Hurricane Isaac. Spencer’s expressionist-style paintings are characterized by bright, saturated colors, abstract shapes, and energetic brush strokes. His work focuses mainly on the varied landscapes of Louisiana, including many locations in Baskin, Louisiana. His work has been shown at a number of exhibitions and galleries throughout New Orleans.

Inglefield sculpture side Inglefield sculptureBorn in New Orleans, Jacqueline Ehle Inglefield teaches and creates art in New Orleans. A Fine Arts graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, she has had two of her large, vibrant sculptures featured in the 2015 Louisiana Contemporary Show at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. As an Artist Spaces Residency, Jackie filled the Ogden’s education gallery with a colorful, fantastical swamp installation. She is currently working on a piece for the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation, using crab traps and other debris found on its lake and shores. Her work is in the private collections of Mary Tyler Moore, Bernadette Peters, Wynton Marsalis and Jeanette and Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

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