The Gallery by Origin Bank at MLU Airport

Acts of Faith: Selections from the Collection of Will and Cheryl Sutton

On view: 02-Oct-2018 16-Mar-2099

The Gallery by Origin Bank at the Monroe Regional Airport Presents

Acts of Faith: Selections from the Collection of Will and Cheryl Sutton
(on view at the Monroe Regional Airport through March 15, 2019)

This exhibition, drawn from the local collection of Will and Cheryl Sutton, celebrates spiritual experience through the eyes of notable 20th and 21st Century African American artists. Faith, and the tenacity to act upon it, is a central theme among the artworks. Engage with moving works by the likes of Benny Andrews, Willie Birch, Elizabeth Catlett, and more, and explore different interpretations and applications of faith through a variety of media. 

Variations of Acts of Faith have been exhibition previously in Northeast Louisiana, and The Gallery by Origin Bank is thrilled to show such a celebrated group of artists before a new audience. Collectors Will and Cheryl Sutton were inspired to collect and exhibit artwork by the words of Proverbs 24:3, "Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches." It is their hope that sharing their collection with others will foster understanding and wisdom in our community and beyond.

Thumbnail: Benny Andrews, Prophet, 1962, oil and collage. Courtesy of Will and Cheryl Sutton.