Artists Kelly A. Mueller, Nonny Oddlokken and Jacqueline Dee Parker will talk about their work at 4 p.m. Sunday at Baton Rouge Gallery, where the trio are member artists.

Their work will be on display through March 29 at the BREC facility, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Admission to the gallery and the "Articulate" talk are free.

Mueller's exhibit, "Elemental," features her quilts, each of which captures a momentary world, frozen and fleeting. Using a projector, she traps text, imagery, instructional manuals, maps, found patterns and momentary realizations in layers of acrylic and charcoal.

"I enjoy getting lost in the maze of light and shadow, sometimes giving myself over to the ease of written directions, at other times allowing myself the absorption of pulling out and fretting over a singular form or object, working over it with line and color until it exists perfectly, individually, lost among the masses," she says.

Mueller is chairwoman of the art department at Lusher Charter High School in New Orleans and recently completed a two-year artist residency at the Greater New Orleans Artist's Mansion. Her work has been shown throughout the United States, especially the Midwest.

Oddlokken makes her Baton Rouge Gallery debut with "Tiny, Little Fables," works deeply inspired by her childhood experiences. She was raised by an agoraphobic aunt and her working mother. Her art employs handmade papers, found imagery, embroidery and hand-stitched gold embellishments.

Of the time with her aunt, who was unable to leave her home, she muses, “What could have been a catastrophic environment was instead turned into a world of magical realism.”

A native of New Orleans, Oddlokken initiated an arts enrichment program at Harahan Elementary in Jefferson Parish and also taught art at Hahnville High School in St. Charles Parish. She also teaches workshops on creativity as the owner of Curate Studios: Art and Music Experience, a monthly art and music event in New Orleans.

In "Any Instant is the Cosmos," Parker continues to utilize collage techniques to explore how "fragments of lived experience stir memory and associations, and offer the bricks and mortar for a visceral construction of psychic and emotional space."

Using papers from antique books and other ephemera, her works integrate verbal, visual, musical and spatial languages.

"I think about transitions and thresholds, those charged moments of mystery, uncertainty and possibility," she says. "Sentience and structure are intertwined, and I’m inspired to find their balance.”

Parker has been an instructor at LSU since 1993 and taught in the Department of English before joining the School of Art in 2003. Her poems appear in many literary journals, including Atlanta Review, The Southern Review and Chelsea.

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