Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer is inviting the community to join him for the public screening of George Dunbar: Mining the Surfaces, a new documentary from WLAE-TV, on Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. The screening is presented in partnership by George Dunbar, WLAE, Olde Towne Arts Commission, and Olde Towne Slidell Main Street. Admission is free.

The documentary features world-renowned artist George Dunbar and covers his expansive career as an artist.

“George has made Slidell his home for many years and his inspiration can be seen throughout our community,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “He was an integral part of creating the Slidell Commission on the Arts and the city’s Cultural Affairs Department, designing the gallery for the original Slidell Cultural Center, and creating a rich cultural atmosphere here in Slidell. I hope that everyone joins us March 16 to celebrate George.”

From WLAE-TV: “From the early days of Abstract Expressionism in New York, working with giants like Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, showing with the former, his body of work has run like a river through the varied series and mediums over time. George Dunbar’s love of New Orleans, his inspiration derived from the landscape here, his place in the rise of modern and contemporary art in the area, and his rare approachability as an artist of voluminous contribution, are the substance of this long overdue documentary on the man and his work.”

The Slidell Municipal Auditorium is located at 2055 Second Street in Olde Towne Slidell. Doors open at 5:45 and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free.

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