(October 1, 2012)
Bert Sibley exhibition at Magale Library
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary's Magale Library will host Bert Sibley’s exhibit "The Way I See It" in its front lobby through the month of October. Dr. Loren Demerath, Centenary Associate Professor of Sociology, will interview the artist Monday, October 1, live on KSCL 91.3 FM at 5:20 p.m.
"For 25 years, I have been experimenting with style, techniques, and color," said Sibley, in his artist statement. "I use the philosophy ultimately to be unafraid and embrace it all even if it doesn’t work. In doing so, I have learned what works for me. I am still learning from the school of practice, practice, and yes, more practice and experimenting in art. Let it speak for itself."
Sibley worked as a tax accountant for 42 years before pursuing painting full-time. Through his tax preparation work, he met world-acclaimed artist Clyde Connell. Connell encouraged Sibley to pursue his art and remained his mentor until her death.
Practiced in abstract and impressionistic art, Sibley’s work offers art enthusiasts a range of styles. His art has been displayed at various galleries, venues, and events including the Shreveport Regional Airport, East Bank Gallery of Bossier City, Christmas in the Sky. A prototype of his piece, "Tribal Collossus," hangs in the East Bank Gallery’s permanent collection. Sibley is listed in the original Artist Slide Registry of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and Stoner Arts Center.
Sibley's motto is "old enough to know better and young enough to try and do it anyway!"
To learn more about the artist, visit Bert Sibley Arts.
"The Way I See It" is available for viewing in the Magale Library's lobby during regularly scheduled library hours: Monday—Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 midnight; Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday 4:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight.