Photo by Harlan Kirgan
HANNAH GUMBO _________ ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hannah Gumbo is a multi-media artist currently working from her cozy studio in downtown Eunice. She can usually be found working on a variety of projects at once, hoarding garage sale finds she hopes to someday re-purpose, doing some serious procrastinating on Pinterest and making art with whatever she can get her hands on.
After seeing her work for the 2015 Mardi Gras celebrations, Hannah was chosen to design this year’s festival poster and graphics. She helped coordinate the Artist Village for the inaugural year of the Experience Louisiana Festival and was completely blown away with the eclectic mix of art, music, and culture the festival provided:
” I took a break from manning my booth to stroll around the festival grounds; I saw cooking demonstrations, Native American dancers, a bubble parade, leather and blacksmith demonstrators, a local film screening, music that made you want to dance the night away, and so much more happening all around me. I wanted to capture a snapshot of all that energy and happiness within the poster design for this year’s festival.”
Once again, Hannah will be heading up the Artist Village for this year’s festival with some exciting new additions. A stage in the middle of the Artist Village will host a variety of performers including indie, acoustic, and electronic musicians; storytellers, dancers, and children’s performers. Local artists and artisans will be showcasing their talent with a market of local and handmade items for sale. Children’s activities will include face painting, old fashioned yard games, bubble parades, and a scavenger hunt throughout the festival. Come out and experience all that Louisiana artists have to offer at this year’s festival.