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Art at The Governor's Mansion

St. Tammany artist and Louisiana native, Tanya Firmin Dischler, has been invited by Louisiana's First Lady, Supriya Jindal, to hang her art in The Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge. An artist for over 25 years, Dischler grew up on Bayou Sale in Southwest Louisiana.  Her art reflects her upbringing and love of her environment through images of birds, fish, and flowers native to Louisiana.  Dischler's unique use of texture puzzles some viewers as to whether her medium is watercolor or acrylics.  Her paintings are realistic yet overlaid with an impressionistic style and bold use of color which draws one into appreciating the reality and the mystery that exists in Louisiana's natural habitats. Mrs. Jindal publicly supports the arts and has turned the Governor's Mansion into an art gallery. The art of local artists as well as students is prominently displayed and enjoyed by many dignitaries, guests ,Louisiana citizens and tour groups that visit the Governor's Mansion. "It's such an honor to have my art hang in such a special place,"said Dischler.  "Mrs. Jindal has created space where Louisiana's assetscan be appreciated through art and viewed by a large and diverse public audience." Tours of the Governor's Mansion can be arranged by calling 225-342-5855.


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The St. Tammany News - artist spotlight
Feb. 28, 2003 4:12 PM CDT