Louisiana Gourd Society
Beta II Chapter of the American Gourd Society 
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Louisiana Gourd Society
The purpose of the Louisiana Gourd Society shall be to educate,  promote, and encourage the growing, culture, use, history, art and/or craftsmanship of gourds to our membership  and the general public.

Check out our Gourd Patches. Some are meeting monthly. We visit and work on a gourd project. 


If you would like to be on our mailing list please send an email to lgs@kreativegourds. Let us know you would like to be on our mailing list. 
Trumpet Creeper
 Campsis radicans
 by Glenda Tooke
of H0mer, Louisiana

Purple Coneflower
 Echinacea purpurea
 by Susan Pelezo ​
of Shreveport, Louisiana
 Flowering Dogwood, 
Cornus florida 
  and 
  American White Water Lily
 Nymphaea odorata
  by Margaret Brinkhaus
of Sunset, Louisiana
Early Blue Violet/Wood Violet 
Viola pamata 
  by Karen Willingham 
of Lafayette, Louisiana

Carolina Wild Petunia 
Ruellia caroliniensis
by Shelia Guidry
of Corpus Christi, Texas
Indian Blanket
 Gaillardia pulchella 
by Mary Martinez
of Zwolle, Louisiana 

 Burningbush 
Euonymus atropurpureus 
by Peggy Allen​
of Homer, Louisiana
Fall Meeting date has changed to 

Oct 11 2014
10am to 2pm 

Hardtner Camp & Conference Center
2393 Camp Hardtner Road
Pollock, Louisiana 71467
Telephone: 318-765-3794

Meeting will start at 10:30 followed by "Gourd Show and Tell". If you would like to share anything you have done recently with gourds, please let me know. 

Bring a bag lunch
Drinks and desert will be provided

Bring the following items that you've crafted and compete for a prize in each category:
Your gourd name badge
Your Gourd Hat
Your purse or day bag. 

We will have a vote on best badge, hat, and purse. A prize will be given for each group. We will also award a Grand Prize for Best "all crafted by one person". 
The member who brings the most guests will receive  something too. 
We will also conduct a 50/50 drawing. 





We need a head count, so  please let us know. 


Karen Willingham​

PRESS RELEASE

What: Louisiana Gourd Society Exhibit

When: October and November, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday-Sunday
Where: NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Courtableau Road (La 93E), Arnaudville, LA 70512
Opening Reception: 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4
Contact: Karen Willingham, 337-280-6500

A Louisiana Gourd Society exhibit of unique gourd art takes place throughout October and November at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville. The public is invited to a 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, Opening Reception.

Louisiana Gourd Society members exhibiting are: Margaret Brinkhaus, Kate Bangle, Shelia Guidry, Mary Martinez, Sonia Matthews, and Karen Willingham. Gourds on display incorporate a wide range of techniques from acrylic painting, relief carving, teneriffe weaving, pine needle coiling and pyrography. This show will be a mixed media gourd delight and opportunity to both view and purchase your own one-of-a-kind object!