Monday, May 20, 2013

Stephan Wanger Bead Artist

Stephan Wanger, artist and creator of Bead Town, is coming to Livingston Parish. Old City Hall in Denham Springs will house an exhibit of his work from April 27 - June 16 with a Grand Opening on Saturday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. The artist uses Mardi Gras beads to create large mosaics, usually 4' x 8', which are based on downtown vistas from across the cities he visits. You can check out his work at or The Arts Council of Livingston Parish is partnering with the Merchants' Association of downtown Denham Springs in acquiring this exhibit to be placed in the Old City Hall, Denham Springs. The public may help with this project by donating leftover Mardi Gras beads to used in creating a mosaic representative of Livingston Parish. FREE workshops will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from May 8 - June 13. This project will be and will remain on permanent exhibit in Denham Springs Old City Hall after the event. All Livingston Parish students,all ages, are invited to attend the workshops and help the artist glue the Mardi Gras beads on the mosaic. Anyone else may also attend the workshops to assist in the many other needs that arise in the process of putting such a work together. Remember.....NO CHARGE FOR THE WORKSHOPS. Workshop times are 10 am-12pm, 12:30 pm2:30pm and 3pm-5pm. on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting May 8 through June 13. Artists are invited to participate in the Grand Opening on May 3rd. An area on Mattie Street will be available for an exhibit of local art, space free of charge to any artist wanting to display and sell their art. Set-up time is 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. The event will last until 8:30 p.m. For more information on displaying your work, contact the Arts Council of Livingston Parish at (225) 665-1168 or see the website: A local band will entertain the crowds, parish officials will be in attendance, and the public will have an opportunity to meet this remarkable artist. Refreshments will also be served during the evening. If you are not an artist, but still want to help with this event, docents are needed to assist at Old City Hall during the exhibit, May 8 - June 16, and also during the preview week, April 27. For more information on volunteering for this, contact Patti Peairs, Director at Old City Hall, (225) 6677512

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