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Ernest Gaines Art Exhibit (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-11-28

Duration: 00:06:26

Subjects: Art museums | Museum exhibits | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Museum of Art | Shaw Center for the Arts | ART | PAINTINGS | PHOTOGRAPHS | ARTISTS | Charleville, Leslie | Baranco-Gumbel, June | Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- | Museums


  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Charleville, Leslie Interviewee
  • Baranco-Gumbel, June Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the November 28, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Donna LaFleur’s visit to “The Sky is Gray: Visual Works Inspired by Ernest Gaines” exhibit at the LSU Gallery of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge. Gaines, a native of Pointe Coupee Parish, is the author of several novels, including “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “A Lesson Before Dying.” LaFleur talks to two of the artists participating in the exhibit, June Baranco-Gumbel and Leslie Charleville, about the inspirations for their paintings. In total, 23 artists submitted paintings, photographs and other artistic works to the exhibit. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford