Showcase - Celeste Potgieter:

From the Serengeti to the Bayou


Come experience a showcase that defies classification - from mixed media to fine portraits - Celeste Potgieter showcases her talent and unique voice in all forms.

Originally from South Africa, Celeste Potgieter is a painter, mixed media artist, and sculptor. But for more than 15 years, she called northeast Louisiana home.  Potgieter’s works defy genre, combining traditional oil painting with mixed media elements to create a unique, visually stunning narrative of her life and her artistic development.


“From the Serengeti to the Bayou” tracks Potgieter’s life from her native South Africa through her time in Louisiana. Combining images of life on the Serengeti with elements of Louisiana and beyond, the works selected also track her growth as an artist.


“Celeste is an amazing artist, and we were so excited to introduce her to the community through the art workshops,” said Kristopher Kelley, curator of the Schepis Museum. “I’m really excited about this exposition because this collection highlights not only her talent but also the high quality of artists and artworks we are able to bring to the region.”


“From the Serengeti to the Bayou” will open Oct. 7. The museum will also host a showcase reception as part of the Louisiana Art and Folk Festival celebration Oct. 12 where all are invited to see the amazing diversity of Festival Artist and visit with Celeste at her exhibition. “From the Serengeti to the Bayou” will hang through Nov. 30, which will provide ample opportunities for visitors to view the show and bring home a piece to their own home.


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The Schepis Museum strives to bring about an appreciation of the arts and an awareness of local heritage as well as educating the citizenry toward preservation of the arts and our heritage though exhibits and programs. For nearly 25 years the Schepis Museum, its friends and community supporters have been driven to create a resource in the community for the showcase of the arts. Visit us anytime – our normal hours are M-Sat 10-5. More online at or email for more information.