Local artist featured at Baton Rouge gallery
Caffery Gallery announces the opening of a new art exhibit featuring acrylic landscape paintings of artist Henry Wilton Gautreau Jr.
The exhibit opens Friday, April 17 with an artist’s reception from 5:30-8:00 p.m., and runs through May 31.
Gautreau’s landscapes are in the impressionistic style and relate to photographs and sketches from east Ascension Parish where he grew up.
He received his B.S. in education and his M.A. in English from LSU, as well as completed requirements for a Ph.D. in English.
Gautreau, a Baton Rouge resident, taught English at Texas Tech in Lubbock and the University of South Alabama in Mobile before becoming a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
He is presently retired but active in ministry on a part-time basis.
Gautreau was always interested in art but only became actively involved with painting after his retirement 6 years ago.
Caffery Gallery is located in Baton Rouge at 4016 Government Street at Richland.
For more information, call 225-388-9397. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.