Intricate Pen and Ink Drawing Exhibit


    Martin Benoit will display his pen and ink drawings from May 16 to June 28 at Southdown Plantation.
    His free opening reception will be Sunday, May 22 from 2 - 4 p.m.
    Benoit, a resident of Covington, has been capturing images with pen and ink since the early 1980’s. Benoit says he uses a very fine-tipped technical pen and spends hours in the preliminary pencil sketching.
    “Every line is measured and calculated to produce a drawing of exact proportions,” Benoit says. “It requires an hour per square inch to complete an original ink drawing.”
    Because of the intricate nature of his artwork, Benoit says some drawings take as long as months to complete.
    Benoit’s exhibit, entitled “Of Times Gone By,” includes the uniqueness of South Louisiana, the Midwest, the eastern seaboard and the Sierra Nevadas.
    The exhibit is available to view from Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission to view the exhibit only is $2. Admission to tour the museum, including the art exhibit, is $6. Benoit’s artwork is for sale with prints ranging from $15-$40 and originals from $35-$4500.
    Southdown Plantation is located at 1208 Museum Drive in Houma. Please call 985-851-0154 for more information.