Perhaps you have seen some of Todd Cloe's wood art (benches) at the Monroe Regional Airport, or his wood rings or boxes at an art market.
This is your opportunity to purchase one of his artworks and help someone in need.
The Cloe Show is a Benefit Exhibition featuring Todd Cloe and benefiting his son Landon, as Landon recovers from traumatic brain injury resulting from a devastating car accident. Your patronage will help to ensure that Landon has the necessary long-term treatment and therapy he needs to recover.
The Exhibition features artfully sculpted woodwork of various size from small vessels to 41' sculptures formed from an appealing selection of osage orange, walnut, cherry, red oak, cedar, hickory, pine, sycamore, and other woods that offer a uniquely aged style with rustic character. Todd Cloe's skillfully blended woodwork celebrates natural elements as fine art in fundamental form.
An exclusive preview at the fabulous Squire Creek Country Club, located at 289 Squire Creek Parkway in Choudrant, Louisiana will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by club members Judi and Randy Null.
The Chloe Show will open at Ruston Artisans on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 and remain on display through Friday, April 2, 2021 with an Artist Reception on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. offering an opportunity to meet and visit with featured artist Todd Cloe. Ruston Artisans is located at 203 W. Alabama Ave., in beautiful downtown Ruston, Louisiana.
Todd has a Master of Fine Art Degree in Sculpture from Louisiana Tech University. Currently, he is in the Woodworking Department, where he began his LATech career in 2006 as the 3D workshop technician. Prior to 2006, Todd attended Oklahoma State Tech where he received an Associate Degree in Graphic Design in 1984, then gained his Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture. After graduation, Todd, with his wife and 2 small children moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he began teaching Sculpture and Drawing at Northeastern University.
Todd Cloe, of Louisiana Tech University's woodworking department began his LATech career in 2006 as the 3D workshop technician. Prior to 2006, he attended Oklahoma State Tech where he received an Associate Degree in Graphic Design in1984, and continued at Oklahoma State gaining his Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture.
After graduation, Todd, with his wife and two small children moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he began teaching Sculpture and Drawing at Northeastern University. Afterwards, he graduated LATech with a Master of Fine Art Degree in Sculpture.
According to Todd, "It was at this time when Landon had his first obstacle to overcome. Since my wife at the time worked also, we needed to get the kids in daycare. Because Oklahoma has a different inoculation schedule we had to get Landon "caught up" on his shots. He received 3 at the same time. He went from an articulate, engaging, curious little boy to one who would not speak, make eye contact or respond, along with many sensory issues. This all happened on the very day of his shots. His mother is a Psychologist and knows the brain. She was instrumental in bringing him back to a functional level. It took years.
We struggled with school but eventually he was in mainstream classes with no accommodations. But the Autistic label made him a target for bullying. That didn't last long though. He was a big strong kid and now the kids thought twice before saying anything. He confronted bullies of other kids and has always been a champion of the underdog. His personality won them over and he made some good friends. Last year he was accepted to Nichols State University. His classes were going well and he had made friends with a very solid group of students. His accident happened before he had finished his first semester. He had shaken the Autistic label at his new school and was accepted. As most know, there is a spectrum associated with Autism. He was always on the functional end. So many had it far worse. He is undiagnosable now."
"The accident happened as Landon followed a group of friends to a local football game. He was T-boned by a semi on his driver's side; he simply didn't see the truck as he pulled out to cross the 4 lane. He's always been a very good driver and his accident surprised everyone. His injuries were substantial. Ruptured spleen, lacerated liver, all ribs on his left side were cracked, broken pelvis, and a traumatic brain injury. His body is healing wonderfully but the brain takes so much more time. His brain injury was a sheering of the corpus callosum, which is the part that facilitates neural connections between the two hemispheres of the brain. It wasn't all destroyed, only several small areas. His main brain issue is short term memory loss. It's getting better all the time." says Todd.
The public is invited to The Cloe Show benefit exhibition to support Todd Cloe's son, Landon. Exhibition events are free.
Todd is currently available for commissioned work for your home or business.
Squire Creek Country Club and Ruston Artisans observe COVID-safe guidelines.
To protect the health of all of our patrons, we do ask that you mask up when inside the gallery. We have sanitizers located throughout the gallery and ask that you use it before touching anything. If you would prefer, we also offer private viewings by calling and scheduling an appointment. If you are ill, please join us when you are well.
Date and Time
Wednesday Feb 10, 2021Friday Apr 2, 2021
Exhibition: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 through Friday, April 2, 2021