February 23, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Central Artstation
801 Crockett St.

Earth, and exhibit of 24 images by Christiane Dreiling. Feb 23 – April 28 at Shreveport Regional Arts Council

A few years ago, Christiane Drieling received a nearly complete but outdated set of the “LIFE World Library” books from a close friend. The “LIFE World Library” series was published in the 1960s and was composed of about thirty hardcover books, each painting a picture of a specific country or region, focusing on many angles of its economics and culture. All volumes have solid color backs in a variety of jewel tones, especially deep greens and blues, as well as rich red tones. A small simple line graphic of our globe, usually in white but sometimes in black, is printed in the center of the back cover of each book.

Based on these hardcover backs, Christiane has created a series of works focusing on different aspects of how we view our planet, how we feel about it, and how we treat it. The series consists of 24 pieces, one for each hour of the day. The day begins with an end, and ends with a beginning. There really is no particular order to the pieces; each work begins and ends in itself.