Little did I know that when I was having an afternoon cocktail with my mother on our family friends’ porch, that I’d discover a venue for historical artwork. Mrs. Parker was showing me some of her own collected artwork and mentioned that she volunteers at The Historic New Orleans Collection in the French Quarter. She showed me some overleaf post cards of some recent exhibitions below:
And a graphic from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in their current exhibit “Surrounded by Water,” which depicts how the Mississippi River has changed.
The contemporary duck carvers exhibit “Meet the Carvers!” displays the exceptional talent of decoy artists to render something so realistic in an unforgiving medium. One slip of the wrist leading to one wrong dig and you’re done!
These duck decoys remind me of the wonderful gallery my mother and I happened to stumble upon in Camden, Maine. These artists’ works are truly admirable.