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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Lockport artist depicts Lafourche in painting

Lockport artist depicts Lafourche in painting

A painting by local artist Hank Holland was commissioned by Lafourche Parish celebrating the festivals held throughout the parish.

The painting, "Lafourche, A Celebration of Life" will be unveiled Saturday, October 26 at 9 a.m. at the Lafourche Central Market. Posters of the original painting will be distributed at the market, and artist Hank Holland will be available to sign the posters.

Posters will remain available at the Mathews Government Complex beginning on Monday, October 28, while supplies last.

Hank Holland, a local artist from Lockport, painted "Lafourche, A Celebration of Life" that will hang in the Mathews Government Complex. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Holland never let his disability hold him back. Hank's original art hangs in homes and businesses in all 50 states, 107 countries, the New Orleans Saints Home Office and the Private Vatican Collection.

He was the first artist to be commissioned for a piece marrying the Saints and the newly named Pelicans for their home office.

Hank resides in Lockport with his wife Maria, and son, Christian. Together Hank and Maria have been able to give back by way of motivational speaking, teaching art classes for children with disabilities and have founded the Hank Holland Foundation for the Arts Scholarship program. 

"Doing this piece meant so much to me, because it was for my home parish that I love so much, commented Hank on why he wanted to do this particular painting.

Hank captured the parish in his unique style. His painting represents 'la bon vie' of living in Lafourche,” added Parish President Charlotte Randolph.