Press Release
Jan. 25, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
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Poster Art Reveal for 1st Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival
Come to the unveiling to see what artist Trent Oubre has created!

WHO: Iberia Preservation Alliance

WHAT: Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival Poster Art Reveal

WHERE: Victor's Cafeteria, 109 W. Main St., New Iberia, La.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.


The Iberia Preservation Alliance invites the public to attend the poster art reveal for the 1st annual Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 beginning at 10 a.m. at one of Dave's eateries, Victor's Cafeteria.

Everyone is invited, and the event is free of charge. Trent Oubre, a local artist and the poster's creator, will also be in attendance. Oubre grew up along the Bayou Teche in the canefields of New Iberia and graduated from New Iberia Senior High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

"As a child I imagined and drew pictures like all children do," he said. "As an adult I try to hold on to that part of childhood, innocence and wonder. Art, to me, is an expression of wonder and observation of the world around us and the world that only exist in our heads. It forces me to be observant in my daily routine, paying attention to subtleties, and really looking around. We have to be responsible adults, but art is there to take us out of that for a while."

Oubre taught himself how to paint through observation. Sometimes, he stands so close to paintings in galleries and museums that he's told to step back a little. He describes his style as a combination of all the techniques he has seen.

The festival poster reflects Oubre's vision of Main Street New Iberia and Bayou Teche, two of the main settings in the Dave Robicheaux series.

"Main Street New Iberia is steeped in history and character," Oubre said. "The Bayou Teche runs through it after passing through places like Breaux Bridge, Loreauville and St Martinville. It carries in its waters everything it passes through and deposits them along its muddy shores.

"All of that culture and history in that ground eventually makes its way into becoming a tree, or food and we consume it either through eating it or just enjoying the landscape it creates. I wanted to express that deep muddiness and how the Teche runs through it all. The buildings almost appear to grow from the soil."

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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
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