Joubert’s works showcased at June gala

By: Jeannine LeJeune
CROWLEY – The monthly gala of the Crowley Art Association (CAA) drew quite the crowd Saturday night as works from Ann Ella Joubert were on display at The Gallery.

The CAA’s wine and cheese gala, held each first Saturday of the month, is a chance for local artists to showcase their artistic works and be honored by the CAA.

With 88 works on display, Joubert’s gala did not fail to impress onlookers. To say there was a variety of works on display may be an understatement. There were paintings modeled after people and paintings modeled after landscapes. There were abstract works and more classical representations.

And just as there were a lot of works on display there were a lot of eyes to marvel at the artwork as many of Joubert’s family members, friends and curious art lovers were on hand to enjoy the show.

Joubert is a Louisiana native and lives in Church Point with her husband of 57 years, Nolan. They have six children, 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Ann Ella’s love for color has led her down many creative paths. Her experimentation with many different media has taught her the benefits and limitations of each. Using oils, watercolor, acrylics and pastels she often uses mixed mediums to achieve her goal.

“I love to watch the color transform the paper or canvas into images and illusions,” she said.

The artist has been painting seriously for many years and while she has studied and attended workshops with notable artist, she is mainly self-taught. Ann Ella’s work has been part of exhibits and juried shows throughout the southeast and she has received numerous awards. Her greatest inspiration comes from God

“Without him I would be nothing. With him I can be everything I want to be,” she said.

A diverse artist she also writes poems and songs about her paintings. Ann Ella illustrated the book “The Mermaid of Bayou Caillou” written by Christy Vivano and the original illustrations are a part of the exhibit and will remain on display at The Gallery, located at 222 North Parkerson Ave. in Crowley, through the month of June.

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