Parades, costumes, beads, king cake and more mark Mardi Gras, the culmination of the Carnival season. Barq’s Root Beer has partnered with Terrance Osborne, an artist inspired by the culturally diverse Gulf Coast, to bring the spirit of the Brand to life
through his “Mardi Barq’s” piece.
The artwork is on an eight-foot wood panel and depicts a colorful Mardi Gras celebration seen in communities across the Gulf Coast during the Carnival season, reflecting the culture and heritage of Barq’s Root Beer.
Osborne attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Xavier University of Louisiana.
He taught elementary school for five years before the life-changing events of Hurricane Katrina spurred him to pursue a new career path.
“Art is my passion and I enjoy capturing moments like Mardi Gras in action,” Osborne said. “Barq’s Root Beer Terrance Osborne brings ‘Mardi Barq’s’ was part of my childhood, so the beverage is connected with positive family memories and my community.” Leading up to Mardi Gras, Terrance will visit the Baton Rouge area to sign free posters of the original artwork for the public.
Wednesday, February 3
Location: Matherne’s Downtown
440 N 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Calandro’s Seigen
12732 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Time: 4pm – 6pm