Ashé Cultural Arts Center: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The New Orleans Chapter of the National Conference of Artists, in partnership with the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, presents “Loving Your Enemies,” celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, and those working to further peace and human understanding. The exhibition, which runs through March 30, 2013 will feature the work of local and national artists. For more information, call (504) 715-8137.
CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Michael Kessler: The Sense(S) Of Abstraction, through Jan. 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit our website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.
Contemporary Arts Center: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Color Fall Down, photographs by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; Where Do We Migrate To?, a group show; Rooted, a mixed-media installation by Ben Diller; Revolve, sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff. (504) 528-3800.
Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. New Orleans at Table exhibition. Artist Linda Lesperance celebrates the dining experience in New Orleans, from local eateries to fine dining at the classic French Quarter and Garden District restaurants. Through Jan. 31, 2013. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM-CABILDO: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans, major exhibition of Newcomb art pottery, through September 2013. (504) 568-6968 or http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.
LeMieux Galleries:332 Julia St., New Orleans. A new exhibition of works by sculptor Sean O’Meallie, a former toy inventor who creates highly formed conceptual and pop-based sculptures in wood. The show will remain on view until Feb. 23, 2013. LeMieux Galleries is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (504) 522-5988.
M.S. Rau Antiques: 630 Royal St., New Orleans. “Impressionism -- Influences and Impact:” paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. (504) 523-5660.
The McKenna Museum: 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Faces of Treme, photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 586-7432.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Scholarship Art Contest Exhibition, Jan. 10-Feb. 17. An exhibition of works by high-school juniors and seniors who participated in the Foundation’s visual arts contest. The theme was “Louisiana’s Bicentennial,” celebrating 200 years of statehood in 2012. Deborah Luster: Tooth For an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish and Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Jan. 17-Apr. 7. (504) 539-9600.
Poydras Center: 650 Poydras St., New Orleans, “Excursions”, paintings by Alois “Al”Champagne. Free. (504) 945-2115.
second story gallery: New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Monthly art exhibitions continue with the work of two established artists, Gina Laguna, working in steel and, Cynthia Ramirez, a multi-media artist. The exhibition will run through Feb. 1. (504) 940-1130.
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