Culturally Speaking for June 9

Iberville group seeks art entries; new show at Kress

Photo provided by Elizabethan Gallery'Baton Rouge Blues,
Photo provided by Elizabethan Gallery'Baton Rouge Blues," an acrylic painting by Taufeeq Muhammah is on display at Elzabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway.

The Iberville Chapter of the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild will accept entries through Thursday, June 13, for the group’s annual art show and sale set for Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, at the Rosedale Art Depot, 15021 Depot St., Rosedale. Artists age 18 and older can enter one or more works in any media at either of two locations:

The show is set for 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, and offers cash prizes, and the judge is noted Western artist, sculptor and saddle maker Bob Moline of Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit the website.


At the Kress Gallery

The exhibit, Abstract Expressionism & Pop Art, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Kress Gallery, 447 Third St., Suite 200. The show will run through Monday, Aug. 12, and will feature work by gallery artists Andrew Robertson, Jacob Zumo, Taufeeq Muhammad and Christopher Turner. Admission is free. For more information, email


At Elizabethan Gallery

The exhibit, Hot Art, Cool Nights, will run through Saturday, July 6, at the Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway in the Mid City Art and Design Cultural District. The show features work by Taufeeq Muhammed, Krista Roche, Wilma Roy, Andrew Savoie, Nancy Stutes, Mary Monk, Janice Evans, Keith “Cartoonman” Douglas and Carol Hallock. Summer hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, call (225) 924-6437.

Documentary screening

Music’s value and impact on the prison community are revealed in the documentary film Songs of Souls, to be screened at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in Baton Rouge Community College’s Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion, 201 Community College Drive. Songs of Souls, a film by Ronnie Clifton, is based on the folklore of Louisiana bluesman Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, who sang his way out of prison twice, and focuses on four Louisiana musicians — Eric Adcock, David Egan, Michael Juan Nunez and Roddie Romero. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 216-8723.


Class registration

Registration is open for the 2013 LSU Student Union Leisure Classes, which include classes in crafts, drawing and painting, fiber art, jewelry, performing arts, photography, pottery and sculpture, textile arts and writing. To register or for more information, call (225) 578-5119 or visit the website.


Camp registration

There is still time to register for upcoming sessions of the St. Tammany Art Association’s summer camps for ages 6-12:

The fee is $210 for association members and $220 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650, email or visit the website.


Theater camp set

Registration is open for the St. Tammany Art Association’s Children’s Theater Camp for ages 5-12, set for 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8-12, at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St. Mandeville. There will be a live performance on the evening of the last day of camp. The fee is $175 for association members and $185 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650, email or visit the website.


At NuNu Collective

NuNu Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

For more information, call (337) 453-3307.


At Ohr-O’Keefe

Several exhibits are showing at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss.: Shearwater: The Christopher and Kristen Hogan Collection, through Saturday, Nov. 30; Following the Light — France to Mississippi: Paintings by Frank Janca, Tuesday, June 18, through Saturday, Dec. 7; Visions: Art Outside the Box, Tuesday, June 11, through Saturday, Nov. 30; and George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections: pottery by the “Mad Potter of Biloxi,” ongoing. For more information, call (228) 374-5547.


New artistic director

New Orleans native Devon Carney is the new artistic director of Kansas City Ballet. Carney is a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet and has been associated with Cincinnati Ballet since 2003, first as ballet master in chief and since 2008 as associate artistic director, where he, in tandem with the artistic director/CEO Victoria Morgan, planned the repertoire, cast the roles, taught class and ran rehearsals on a daily basis. Carney will begin his tenure in early July, relocating with his wife of 32 years Pamela Royal Carney, a former soloist with Boston Ballet and currently a faculty member of the Cincinnati Ballet Academy. They have two grown children, Lauren, an artist and Ryan, a musician.


At the WWII Museum

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events this week:

Tickets are $30-$60, depending on date and meal options. For tickets or more information, call (504) 528-1943 or visit

Antiques forum set

Registration opens Saturday, June 15, for The Historic New Orleans Collection’s sixth annual New Orleans Antiques Forum, set for Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1-4, in the collection’s Williams Research Center, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans. This year’s theme is “Opulence and Intrigue: Exoticism in the 19th Century.” Rates start at $100. For a detailed event schedule or to register, call (504) 523-4662 or visit the website.


Summer book fest

The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans, with Margaret Media, Pelican Publishing Co., LSU Press and University Press of Mississippi, will host a Summer Book Festival from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

Admission is free.

The collection will showcase its latest publication, as well as those of the four regional publishing companies. Selections will include both fiction and nonfiction titles.

For more information, call (504) 523-4662.


At RHINO Gallery

RHINO Gallery, 333 Canal Place Mall, New Orleans, will host a “meet the artist” reception for master wood artist Peg Martinez from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15. For more information, call (504) 523-7945 or email

At the Ogden Museum

The deadline is Wednesday, June 26, for entries to the Louisiana Contemporary exhibit, set to open Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans.

The show will run through Sunday, Sept. 22.

Also, the museum is participating in the Blue Star Museum program through Monday, Sept. 2. The program offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.

A gallery talk with Peter Rogers is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, and registration is open for Summer Camp: Photography 101 for students entering the eighth through 12th grades, which opens Monday, June 17, and runs through Friday, June 28. To register or for more information, call (504) 539-9600.