Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, Cora Lou Robinson and Easley’s Fine Art and Frame are teaming up for a new fundraising project for the museum. This collaboration will be in the form of 50 x 24 Giclee canvas prints of one of Cora Lou’s original 1984 art works that was originally done for Minden Bank. As part of the November “Festival of Memories” celebration one $300 value print will be raffled off.
Cora Lou Robinson stated, “I was thrilled back in 1984 when Minden Bank asked me to do a painting for their 50th anniversary. I was not only pleased because I was asked, but because I love to paint my heritage--my memories of growing up in Minden. I paint a life, not perfect, but filled with all the wonderful things that matter in the world-- family, friends, church and the wonderful place where I grew up. Mine is a life I would not change a minute of and a place in time I wouldn’t change for any other.
Now 25 years later canvas reproductions of my painting are being made available with all the profit going to the Dorcheat Museum-- a very deserving place. I hope the person who wins the print that will be given away during the “Festival of Memories” celebration on November 7th loves Minden and what it represents as much as I do.
Museum director Schelley Brown stated, “I am very excited about the museum being able to offer this reproduction of what many remember as a small print that was given away and later sold through the bank many years ago. To be able to get the artwork the same size as the original painting and on canvas is almost as good as having the original. The detail and colors are so much more vivid that the small prints. You may also purchase a Giclee print through Easley’s Fine Art and Frame studio in Minden. Artwork must be ordered and paid for at the museum located at 116 Pearl Street. Kerry Easley is also offering a 20 % discount on framing with your purchase.
To help get the project get started the museum is offering several ways to receive your copy of this nostalgic look of Minden in the 1940s. You can register for the Marathon on Broadway dance which will take place on November 6th & 7th at the Minden Civic Center (the cost to register for the dance is $20-- this will get you in the hopper twice if you register for the marathon), you can purchase a raffle ticket for $10 each from the museum and several other locations around Minden, you can mail a $10 check to the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, P.O. Box 1094, Minden, La. 71058 (be sure to include you name, address and phone number with your check), or you can purchase a canvas print for the cost of $300. For more information you can contact the museum at 318-377-3002 or visit the web site at http://www.museuminminden.blogspot.com/ .