Meet painter Ed Smith, whose passionate environmentalism is expressed in the gorgeous and color-saturated birds he paints—teeming multitudes huddled together in improbable profusion. Smith explains, “Moving here, I became very aware of the density of the landscape; there’s the feeling that if we, as humans, just stopped for a few years, nature would just swallow us up.” Although Smith credits the sheer life force of South Louisiana for making nature impossible to ignore, his work cautions viewers against taking it for granted. – excerpt Country Roads Magazine, March 2017
It has been 150 years since the story of Alice In Wonderland was first told. We’ll tell you how it came about and how it has evolved. Plus, as part of this week’s Louisiana Treasures segment, we visit a Conrad Albrizio mural that looms large at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport.