Caffery Gallery gets the blues; wine gala to help Swine Palace

Photo provided by Caffery Gallery -- 'Bayou Blues Jam,' an acrylic on board work by Charles Barbier, can be seen in Caffery Gallery's new exhibit, 'Summertime Blues.'
Photo provided by Caffery Gallery -- 'Bayou Blues Jam,' an acrylic on board work by Charles Barbier, can be seen in Caffery Gallery's new exhibit, 'Summertime Blues.'

Culturally Speaking for Sunday, July 7, 2013

The group exhibit, Summertime Blues, will open with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Caffery Gallery, 4016 Government St.

The opening will be in conjunction with “A Mid City Night’s Dream,” coordinated art openings in the Mid City Cultural District. Twenty-one local artists were asked to interpret the Summertime Blues theme in the medium in which they work. The show features work by local artists Charles Barbier, Marsha Barkemeyer, Anne Bigger, Mary Ann Caffery, Dennis Demcheck, Lindsay Denehy, Lisa Devlin, Barbara Donovan, Kjell Flanagan, Rosemary Goodell, Frankie Gould, Therese Knowles, Elma Sue McCallum, A.J. Meek, Paul Neff, Ann Russo, Agnes St. Amand, Dennis Siporski, Dixon Smith, Terrie Underwood and Van Wade-Day. For more information, call (225) 388-9397.

Wine Gala set

Tickets are still available for Swine Palace’s Wine Gala 2013, set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive on the LSU campus. All proceeds benefit Swine Palace’s 2013-14 season. Tickets are $50. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-9286 or visit the website.


River Road deadline

The deadline is Friday, Aug. 16, for entries to the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild’s 44th annual National River Road Show. This juried exhibition draws entries from throughout the United States and offers some $4,000 in prizes. This year’s juror is Baton Rouge artist Judi Betts. The show will run from Friday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Dec. 20, at the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. For more information, call (225) 753-0561. For an entry form, visit the website.


In West Baton Rouge

The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

For more information, call (225) 336-2422.


At Ochsner

Bonnie Smith Williams’ exhibit, Going Solo, Again, will open Tuesday, July 16, on The Tom Wallace Art Wall at Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive. The show will run through Monday, Sept. 30. The art display is one of many ongoing projects of Ochsner Medical Center — Baton Rouge to promote a sense of well being and renewal to those who visit. For more information, email

In Livingston

Chris Bajon Jones, of Denham Springs, is the guest artist for July and August at the Main Branch of the Livingston Parish Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. Jones’ show, Always Thou Art, can be seen during regular library hours, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Jones is a member of the Denham Springs Fine Arts Association. For more information, call (225) 686-2436.

At the libraries

Several exhibits are on display in July at East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries:

Visual Storytelling stop

The Art of Visual Storytelling, a 31-city tour teaching the art and craft of visual storytelling for filmmakers, will stop in Baton Rouge on Sunday, July 7. The workshop will be conducted by professional cinematographer Alex Buono, who also is director of photography for the Saturday Night Live film unit, at The Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Ave. The workshop is hosted by the Baton Rouge Film Commission. For a specific schedule, visit the website.


In Mandeville

The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 S. Columbia St., Covington, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

To register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650 or visit the website.


At Walter Anderson

Registration is open for the Walter Anderson Museum of Art’s Kindercamp for children ages 3-5, set for 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. beginning Monday, July 8, and running through Friday, July 19, at the museum, 500 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Miss. To register, call (228) 872-3164 or email Also, the museum is featuring two exhibits: Come see Visual Music: Harmony in the Works of Walter Anderson and Painting People: The Social Art of Walter Anderson. Finally, the next installment of the museum’s Featured Artist Series will feature local potter Christie Ruff and will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12.


At The Front

The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, will open several exhibits with a reception from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 13: Ambition by Jonathan Traviesa, Erica Lambertson’s new paintings exploring social media, Saint Thing by Vanessa Centeno, Latin for Crab with Pinky Bass by Lee Deigaard, and work by Heidi Kumao, Sarah Cusimano Miles, Karen Edmuds, Jan Gilbert and Monica Zeringue. The shows run through Sunday, Aug. 4. For more information, call (504) 920-3980.

Piety Street Market set

The next Piety Street Market is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. The market features art, crafts, vintage items, flea market items, food and live music. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 269-3982 or email

At the Ogden

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays with extended hours from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. on Thursdays for Ogden After Hours.

Admission is $10, adults; $8, seniors age 65 and older and students with ID; and $5, children ages 5-17. Children younger than age 5 are admitted free. For more information, call (504) 539-9600.



The New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, is featuring the exhibit, Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms through Sunday, Sept. 15; Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939 through Sunday, Aug. 4; and Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art through Sunday, July 7. Also, the museum is featuring noontime talks each Wednesday in July and is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active military and their families through Labor Day. For more information, call (504) 658-4100.


At Neal Auction

Neal Auction Co., 4038 Magazine St., New Orleans, will include a contemporary work by British Street Arts Banksy in its Summer Estates Auction on Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14.

For more information, call (504) 899-5329 or email