Ruston Artisans at 203 W. Alabama Ave. in Ruston has filled its ample gallery spaces with a wide variety of affordable artworks and art-related merchandise. “The Gift of Art” opened last week and will run until Jan. 3, 2021.
My part in the show is a display in the back room that includes framed prints of various sizes, plus limited edition puzzles, note cards and holiday greeting cards made with my photographs.
My holiday greeting cards include a traditional option with Christmas ornaments on the front, but I tend to prefer featuring Christmasy colors in the landscape, like Strawberry Bush or blue and white Delphiniums. Some have religious text on the inside and some secular.
The most popular of my limited edition puzzles is the Gulf Fritillary, but probably the most challenging one is the the foliage of Red Buckeye. When I tested this design on a puzzling site online, more than a thousand people clicked and put it together! Each puzzle is signed and numbered on the box.
Framed prints on display range in size from 10×10 to 16×20, but with more of the smaller sizes than the larger. I have grown fond of identifying my subject matter with hashtags, so here’s what to expect: #ArchitecturalAbstracts, #CreatureEncounters, #DetailsEarth, #EarthAbstracts.
The artists reception will be in November, but no need to wait. The show is open now!