Artist Merriann Hornsby’s paintings chronicling the life of George West, also known as the River Preacher, will be on display from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
West, a native of Ascension Parish, began preaching up and down the Mississippi River in 1941.
In his later years, he returned to the area and could be found, almost daily, at the ferry landing in Baton Rouge in his long white robe and with his tall white cross, preaching, according to a news release.
Inspired by the preacher’s dedication to his calling, Hornsby put her memories of West on canvas.
Hornsby, an artist who lives in Clinton, is married to Scott Hornsby, formerly of Fellowship Church in Zachary.