Lbrary features the River Preacher Art Exhibit during February

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

During the month of February, the Gonzales location of Ascension Parish Library will display works by artist Merriann Hornsby, chronicling the life of George West, also known as the River Preacher. West, a native of Ascension Parish, began preaching up and down the Mississippi River in 1941. In his later years, he returned to the area and could be found, almost daily, at the ferry landing in Baton Rouge, in his long white robe and tall white cross, preaching the gospel and “doin’ the Lawd’s work.” Inspired by the preacher’s dedication to his calling, Hornsby has put her memories on canvas for all to enjoy. The public invited to visit anytime during regular business hours throughout the month of February.