‘Familiar flight' art exhibition

Ferdine Le Blanc

'Familiar Flight' art exhibition
Ferdine Le Blanc

Art Opening is September 30th 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Exhibit is up September 30th, to January 30th, 2023

Like many children, growing up, I always wanted the ability to fly. The freedom to go as far or as high as I wanted, seemingly, without restriction. As I got older, I took an interest in birds for that reason. Naturally, that interest in birds and flying translated into my artwork. As an artist today, I often use birds as a representation of “SELF”.
This exhibition focuses on birds that can be observed within the north Texas area. All the birds were referenced from photographs which I took within the Wichita falls area.   Many of these birds have adapted to life in an unnatural/foreign environment. Some thrive, while others struggle to navigate new environments. The ability to adapt and to find new and unusual means of survival alongside humans, is a skill that birds across the world need to survive. As an immigrant, much of my experience here in Texas has been new and unusual to me. Navigation in an unfamiliar environment, interacting with unfamiliar people and adapting to an unfamiliar lifestyle.

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Ferdine Le Blanc
multimedia Sculpture artist and sketch artist

My name is Ferdine Le Blanc. I grew up on the Caribbean island of Dominica. I am 27 years old and a recent graduate of Midwestern State University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art, with a major emphasis in sculpture and a minor in ceramics.
my interest in social issues on culture, race and diversity is one of the driving forces behind most of my art work.
over the past few years, I have developed a passion for teaching and reaching young people through art. This stems from my experience at the camp Ramapo summer program, working with students with disabilities, both physical and expressive.

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"New Diet"

Ferdine Le Blanc

(Will be in the exhibition)