(PRWEB) October 28, 2004
Louisiana native and Houston resident Troy Broussard is to be honored this November and December with a major exhibition of work at the fabulous Zigler Museum of Art. The show, ÂHome for the HolidayÂ will open with a tea on Saturday, November 20, 2004, from 2 to 4pm at the Zigler, 411 Clara Street, Jennings, Louisiana 70546. The public is invited to attend. The exhibit will run from November 20 to December 30, 2004.
Paintings will be exhibited in the three revolving galleries. In the Front Gallery a ÂretrospectiveÂ of BroussardÂs work will exhibit. The exhibit will encompass twelve years of oil paintings on loan from various collectors with emphasis on Cajun themed work. Also in the Front Gallery, 150 small 3 x 4Â paintings done as Christmas gifts and commissions will be on loan to decorate the museumÂs central Christmas tree.
The exhibit in the Sunroom Gallery will feature current pieces of work by Broussard with emphasis on 2004 still life paintings. The Sunroom Gallery will also exhibit a selection of oil paintings by Houstonian Michael Anderson. Five of AndersonÂs pieces are planned to hang in support of BroussardÂs. The two men have painted together throughout 2004. This portion of the exhibit will illustrate how two artists interpret common subject matter differently.
A selection of BroussardÂs personal art collection will hang in the Central Gallery. Over the past 20 years Troy has collected paintings with emphasis on southern landscape painters. This exemplary collection includes artists such as Robert Wood, James Michaelopolis, David Adickes, Lamar Briggs, William Anzalone, Dollie Nabinger, Sarah Lamb, Billy Hassell, and more.
Following the Zigler opening, the Pujo Street CafÃ© in Lake Charles will host cocktails, dinner, and a follow-up art exhibition. Thirty recent paintings by Broussard and Anderson will be displayed, continuing the art experience.
About the Zigler Museum:
The Zigler Museum of Art, 411 Clara Street, Jennings, LA 70546 was established in the early 1960Âs by Mrs. Ruth B. Zigler, widow of industrialist and philanthropist Fred B. Zigler. She donated the property which had been the Zigler family home since 1908. The Greek revival mansion was enlarged by the addition of two gallery wings.
Colorful and realistic indigenous Louisiana wildlife dioramas and Audubon prints are housed in the East Wing, or the Fred B. Zigler Memorial Wing. The West Wing, or the Ruth B. Zigler Memorial Wing, contains an astonishing Fine Art Collection by European and American masters.
Rotating exhibits are displayed in the three central galleries throughout the year. And the year typically ends with the annual Festival of Christmas, which this year is being replaced with the Broussard exhibition.
About Troy Broussard:
Troy Broussard moved to Houston in 1987 from Louisiana State University. and joined the Interior Design firm of Edward J. Perrault Design Associates, Inc. Troy is currently licensed by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners and today operates the sole-proprietorship of Troy Broussard Interior Design & Art Consultation.
Troy participates as a board member of BCBC (Bayou City Boys Club), member of the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, and is recognized in LexingtonÂs WhoÂs Who of Executives and Professionals. He has been a volunteer for charitable organizations such as Bering Omega, DIFFA, HRC, Muscular Dystrophy, Aids Foundation Houston, and Artspace Projects Inc.
As a painter, Troy is passionate about creating as well as collecting art.
Troy resides in Houston with his dog Katie Scarlett. He is presently in the editing stages of his first novel Jake the Vampire, and contributes the ÂAt HomeÂ feature for OutSmart Magazine. He was voted HoustonÂs ÂFavorite Male ArtistÂ by the readers of the Houston Voice in October 2004. He enjoys biking, writing, rollerblading, traveling, camping, fine dining, and collecting art & antiques.
Delores Spears, Museum Director