Multimedia artists Dusty Reed and Kathleen Whitehurst and metalwork artist Richard Delahoussaye will explore the colors, textures and elements of earth through new works of art in the show “Exotic Earth Elements,” opening Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cajun Picasso Gallery, 102 Woodvale Ave., Lafayette.
The show runs through Nov. 29, and the artists will be at the gallery from noon to 9 p.m. for the Nov. 7 opening. Admission is free.
After exhibiting near each other at a recent festival, the three decided to join for an exhibition of new works.
Following the Cajun Picasso Gallery showing, the show will move to Le Feu et l’Eau Rural Arts Celebration on Dec. 5, at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Courtableau Road, La. 93, Arnaudville.
Reed, a native of Lafayette, is most noted for the Louisiana folk art that reflects the vibrant culture of this region. He describes his work as “Colk-Art,” meaning “contemporary, often cubist … folk art.”
Whitehurst, a native of Lafayette and resident of Prairie Basse, is a world traveler whose work in painting, jewelry and sculpture relates to stories of culture and environment.
Delahoussaye, a Louisiana native, has for the past 15 years honed metalsmith techniques that incorporate an expression of surrounding, culture, history and architecture.
He is president of the Louisiana Metalsmiths Association and teaches blacksmithing.
For more information, call (337) 258-2435.