Cane River Creole National Historical Park presents student art exhibition

“Three Scenes From Cane River – Yesterday’s Treasures in Today’s Settings” by the students of Alton Elementary School, Slidell. NPS Photo

Cane River Creole National Historical Park (CARI), in partnership with the International Fiber Collaborative (IFC), announces a student art exhibition themed, “Drawing from our Past, as we Strive towards our Future.”

The exhibit features many different mediums of varying compositions completed by 313 student artists representing 15 schools from around Louisiana. The art exhibit will be on display at both Oakland and Magnolia Overseer’s Houses from Friday, March 15 through Tuesday, Dec. 31.

“We are very pleased to host this student art exhibition as part of our 25th anniversary celebration of the creation of both Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Cane River National Heritage Area,” said Barbara Justice, CARI Chief of Interpretation. “We are very proud of the works created by these talented students and invite everyone to come and enjoy the art.”

Visitors to both Oakland and Magnolia can vote for their favorite pieces from March 15 through Nov. 1. Best in Show will be announced Nov. 2, on the 25th anniversary of the creation of park and heritage area.

The International Fiber Collaborative (IFC) was founded in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They develop and promote community programs that create collaborative opportunities in art and civic engagement that link learning and creativity in the arts to science, math, engineering, and the humanities. For more information on the International Fiber Collaboration, checkout their website,

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