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Frese exhibit, talks on calendar in Lafayette, Mid-City NOLA

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NOPA Member Lynda Frese will discuss her work “Pacha Mama: earth realm,” at talks in New Orleans and Lafayette LA over the next couple of weeks, while an exhibit of her work is to be hosted by the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayete.

The New Orleans talk will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Swan River Yoga, located at 2940 Canal St. in Mid-City. The event will also feature a reading by “Pacha Mama” contributor and yogi Michele Baker.

Meanwhile, an opening reception for her exhibit in Lafayette will be held at Acadiana Center on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m, with an artist talk and book signing set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

At this event, Frese will talk about her book and share images from the Amazon rainforest region that shaped the environmental themes of her work. She will also discuss her use egg tempera paints over her collaged photographs.

Frese’s book features 35 of her own artworks, including photographs, along with essays, prayers and poems, by contributors including Baker. The book is meant to invite readers to consider ways of living harmoniously with nature.

Image: Selection from Frese’s “Pacha Mama: earth realm.”