Gaspard reimagines local lunker art

Article Image Alt Text

Shanna Gaspard stands by one of the local lunker art structures she recently made over.

One of Toledo Bend Lake Country’s painted lunker statues has received a makeover. This newly restored fish at Zwolle City Hall was sponsored by the Sabine Parish Tourism Commission and hand painted by Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce Director and artist Shanna Gaspard. This fish is named Dreamcatcher, and the original design was imagined by Elaine Echels. Stop by and see this vibrant masterpiece next time you’re in the area!

The Lunker Art Fish Program was developed by the Sabine Parish Tourism Commission in 2011 to highlight the artistic talent and culture of the area while also supporting the Many Cultural District and Depot Art Guild.

Shanna Gaspard lives in the Toledo Bend Lake area, graduated from Many High School in 1985, and has faithfully served our community since. She is married to Austin W. Gaspard, a loving mother of five, and a grandmother to ten!

Other ways Shanna serves the community are as President of the Depot Art Gallery, teaching monthly classes at the Sabine Council on Aging Legacy building as well as various classes at NSU in Natchitoches. Shanna is also a prominent member of the Many Cultural District Committee, the Many Christmas Parade Committee, and Book to Art Club in the Sabine Parish Library. Shanna’s hobbies include painting in all mediums, teaching art classes to all ages, church gatherings, fundraisers, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.  


Rate this article: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)