Oct 18, 2013 10:49 AM by MELISSA CANONE
A book signing to celebrate the release of a local artist's first book of art, Soul Exchange: The Paintings of Dennis Paul Williams, will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Hilliard University Art Museum.
Dennis Paul Williams, both a musician and artist, grew up in St. Martinville, where Louisiana's Creole culture introduced him to French and West African aesthetics and values. Driven as a child to draw, paint, and explore artistic materials, Williams embraced his Creole heritage, where every aspect of life revolves around faith, celebration, and beauty.
Soul Exchange presents over one hundred works by the artist and also includes a portrait of Williams by book editor Philip Gould as well as an overview of his art by former Louisiana Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $45.00 at the event and Williams will be on hand to autograph them.