Location: Great GulfCoast Arts Festival: Heritage Section Booth View Map
Artist Kim Zabbia from the Louisiana Quilt Trail will be doing a live painting during Great Gulf Coast Art Festival in the Heritage Section in the Gulf Coast Quilt Trail booth.
Kim Howes Zabbia, a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, is an artist, author, and teacher. With a BA from Southeastern LA Univ and an MFA in Studio Art from LSU, Kim retired in 2007 from Ponchatoula High to open The Art Station, a school and networking center for adult artists.
Through the Art Station and her role as First Lady, Kim continues to spearhead the organization of community projects such as Louisiana’s first Quilt Trail, Ponchatoula’s Public Arts Commission, the Wellness Plaza, and now the Twin Steeples Creative Art Center founded by her friend Harry Gabriel.
As a professional artist, Kim has had 24 solo exhibitions since 1990. Currently represented by Ariodante Gallery in New Orleans, she was honored with a 24-year retrospective at the Pensacola Museum of Art in 2014. Her works are in collections throughout the US.
Author of Painted Diaries: A Mother and Daughter’s Experience through Alzheimer’s (1996) and Just Paint, It Ain’t: Demystifying the Complex Marriage of Artists and their Viewers (2019), Kim has delivered over 50 presentations around the country.
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