Thursday, April 29, 2010

Evangeline Theater

24" x 30" Oil on Wood Panel SOLD

Driving around the small towns in Louisiana I really enjoy looking at the old buildings and architecture. I particularly love coming across an old movie theater like this one. The Evangeline Theater (now known as The Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts), was built in 1930 and was used as a theater for 30 years. It's wonderful art deco style really sticks out in the town of New Iberia, which mainly showcases beautiful antebellum homes and turn of the century brick buildings. Fortunately, it has been restored and has been added to the National Register of Historical Places.

5 comments:

amy and ann said...

wow. that is amazing. love it!!!!

Caroline said...

This is one of my new favorites! Love you!

American Thrift Media said...

Nice work, Jon. I really like the name Evangeline and the subject here: and old movie theater!

frenchie said...

another treat!

Greg & Ashley said...

Love the colors in this one and the composition itself. Sort of asymmetrical with a very symmetrical building. Need to look at it close-up...