Coral reef inspired paintings by Marlene Tseng Yu to show in Bossier as the last exhibition in the Lucky Sevens exhibition series


The celebrated New York artist presented six series prior in the hometown of her brand new museum, the Marlene Yu Museum, to show her art in the South for the first time

BOSSIER CITY, La., June 11, 2015—Marlene Tseng Yu presents Crystal Reef Series as the final exhibition of the Lucky Sevens at Bossier Arts Council from June 11 through July 31, 2015. There will be a reception at the Bossier Arts Council Saturday, June 13, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Lucky Sevens is seven different shows at seven local venues in honor of Yu’s 77th year. The prior six shows were at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Robinson Film Center, Artspace, Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, and Marlene Yu Museum.

New York art critic, Donald Kuspit, Ph.D., wrote about the Crystal Reef Series in his essay, “Marlene Yu: Cosmic Inscape”.  Kuspit states, “The fractal process of chaos that informs nature becomes self-evident.  One element explodes into another, the entire process studied, with relentless curiosity, in picture after picture, the whole series forming a kind of scientific record of an experiment with raw natural matter as well as a seismographic tracing of a profound emotional experience.”

The Marlene Yu Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to preserve, present, document, and interpret the life and art works of Marlene Tseng Yu. For more information visit The Rainforest Art Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to increase appreciation of nature through art. For more information visit

The Bossier Arts Council is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and providing cultural events and programming in order to enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity for Bossier Parish. BAC is located at 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA and is open Tuesday-Friday 11 am-5 pm with free admission.


Iris MacLean

Public Relations

Rainforest Art Foundation and Marlene Yu Museum

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