Art at St. John’s showcases many mediums Saturday

Twenty-five artists will show their original work – watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, pottery and woodcarvings – at Saturday’s 3rd annual Art at St. John’s festival.

The event is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Thibodaux. Admission is free.

Artists have also been invited to set up a canvas and work on a piece during the day, according to Betsy Magee, a board member of St. John’s Historic Cemetery Association.

The day serves as a fundraiser for the association to care, maintain and restore tombs in the cemetery.

Several of the artists expected at Saturday’s showing were recently awarded ribbons and recognition in the Spring Art Show held by the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild. They include Jean Boudreaux (Best in Show), first place award winners Brigid Himel and Betty Porche and Jean Ayo, who received second- and third-place ribbons. Mickey Guillory, Addie Joy Kearns and Janet Mayfield will also participate.

Magee said tours of the historic cemetery will be offered throughout the day. The Purple Penguin will offer face painting, and food will be sold. •

Painter Delores Legendre will be one of 25 local artists exhibiting their works at “Art at St. John’s” in Thibodaux Saturday.COURTESY