The artist and members of the trail riding community will participate in a lively panel discussion on the exhibition Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders.
The panelists will explore the history of South Louisiana trail riding, its history, and the rich culture it possesses today.
Coffee and Conversations is free and open to the public.
About the Exhibition:
Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in South Louisiana in the 18th century. Today, trail rides are an opportunity for generations of people to gather, celebrate, and ride horseback. The riders form a distinctive yet little-known sub-culture in Southwest Louisiana. Jeremiah Ariaz spent four years documenting several of Louisiana’s trail riding clubs, including the Crescent City Cowboys, the Country Riderz, the Buffalo Soldiers, and the Stepping-In-Style Riding Club. In his body of work entitled “Louisiana Trail Riders” Ariaz shares with viewers moments of intimacy and grandeur from this long celebratory tradition.