Art Reception for Susan Talbot Hoffmann – “Jardin Potager”
Sunday, February 17, 2013
HOUMA – “We are proud to exhibit the work of Susan Talbot Hoffmann of Thibodaux for our bi-monthly local artists exhibit,” Rachel Cherry, Director of Southdown Plantation/The Terrebonne Museum said.
The exhibit called Jardin Potager is a mother-daughter legacy that highlights several watercolors with accompanying recipes from the artist’s and her mother’s kitchen.
“As as artist and biochemist, I have been inspired by all of the kitchen gardens surrounding me in our fertile alluvial soil deposited at the mouth of the Mississippi,” Hoffmann stated.
“These Cajun “jardin potager” were not only yielding of fresh produce for the kitchen but were endless sources of unusual-shaped vegetables and other related wonders form me as a child. As an adult, I see great beauty in the continuing cycles of nature from seed to flower to mature fruit or vegetable. I wish to capture a moment of these cycles in paint. It is a return and escape for me to simpler, happier times. The paintings of this show are made in homage to these.”
Framed originals are on sale at Southdown Plantation from $150 to $300. In addition Susan has created note cards depicting her prints and a recipe box containing all 50 recipes in her collection.
For more information on Susan Talbot Hoffmann go to www.susantalbothoffmann.com
THACS is administered by a Board of Directors, elected from the general membership of the Society. Numerous volunteers, plus 3 paid staff, oversee the daily operation of the museum and gift shop.THACS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and receives no public funding from the parish, state, or federal government. All funds come from admission fees, grants, donations, and membership fees.
Southdown Plantation is located at 1208 Museum Drive in Houma. Please call 985-851-0154 for more information. Visit us at www.southdownmuseum.org.
Posted on Sun, February 17, 2013
by Rachel Cherry