LAFAYETTE, La. – The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum kicked off Festival International earlier this month with an event called Tattooed Walls.
Local artists utilized overhead projectors to display their artwork on the back wall of the museum.
Rather than focusing on a finished product, they’re emphasizing the process of creation and experimentation.
Tattooed Walls goes back to the roots of Festival International when the late, Elemore Morgan dazzled his students.
“From what I hear, the story, students began cheering him on and egging him on to create more and that’s when it became a part of Festival,” said Jolie Johnson, Development Director, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. “Festival started as a visual arts type of festival.”