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Up Close & Personal: Bekye Fargason


Gallery owner and painter Bekye Fargason joins photographer Debbie Willson-Richardson and artist Monique Munoz to present “Atchafalaya Reflections,” an exhibition exploring the beauty and mystique of the Atchafalaya Basin.

Several years ago, Bekye Fargason made the leap from interior decorative painting to fine art, and developed her own unique style using well-honed design techniques. She moved to New Orleans from New York over 20 years ago, and over the past seven years has displayed and sold her art at local galleries with so much success that she was able to open her own gallery over a year ago on the corner of Magazine and Delachaise Streets.

Although Fargason still offers decorative painting for interiors, her paintings are what are true to her soul. Using heavy brush strokes, pallet knives and additional mediums like wax and metallic leaf, Fargason creates what she describes as moody, sculpture-like pieces that change with the light, emphasizing varying subjects. Her inspiration depends upon her environment.

On Wednesday, March 20, Fargason will host a show entitled “Atchafalaya Reflections” at her gallery on Magazine Street. Along with Fargason’s own paintings of the Atchafalaya Basin, the exhibition will include work by photographer Debbie Willson-Richardson and stylist Monique Munoz.
Bekye Fargason Gallery/Studio
3436 Magazine Street
(504) 388-1342