School of Design to host exhibition, performance from Abe Partridge

Dec 6, 2021 | Design, General News, Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design will welcome visual artist and songwriter Abe Partridge for an exhibition and performance of his work at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 in the Bellocq Gallery of the F.J. Taylor Visual Arts Center. During the event, he will talk about his professional journey, perform original songs, and exhibit a selection of his paintings.

Abe PartridgePartridge received international recognition in early 2018 when he released his first official full-length release, Cotton Fields and Blood For Days, to rave reviews and substantial airplay on Americana radio. The Bitter Southerner chose the album as one of their “Top 30 Albums of 2018.”

“Abe Partridge has established himself as one of the most respected songwriters and visual folk artists in the southeast,” according to American Songwriter Magazine.

When Partridge is not writing or touring, he is creating folk art paintings, which now hang in art galleries around the southeast and in private collections. His monthly subscription-based art club has sustained him – and his wife and three children – during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Partridge has recently resumed touring, including a recent “Artist Spotlight” at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville and a showcase for his art and music at the 2021 FinsterFest in Summerville, Georgia. He is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album projected to be released in early 2022.

For more information about the event, please call the School of Design at 318.257.3909 or visit the School of Design website at