Recycled Mardi Gras Beads Featured in Artwork

Recycled Mardi Gras beads get a new life as part of a traveling art exhibit called Bead Town.  Right now it’s in Natchitoches.

Artist Stephan Wanger started creating the over-sized artwork six years ago with donated beads.  He partners with Louisiana cities and schools to create pieces picturing local and state traditions.  Wanger is from Germany but has submersed himself in the Louisiana culture.

The art exhibit is also interactive.  Wanger wants the public to help create a couple pieces to later travel with the show.  The exhibit is at the Arts Center Tuesday through Thursday, 10 to 4 and on weekends, 10 to 6.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/24/13