BR student wins art contest; King tickets to go on sale

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has announced that Paige Erno of Baton Rouge is the winner of the congressman’s 2013 Congressional Art Contest. Erno is a senior at the Christian Life Academy and her piece is titled “Chevrolet.” Erno’s painting will hang in the United States Capitol Complex for one year. She was also honored at a Washington reception with other Congressional Art Contest winners. There were more than 100 entries to Cassidy’s contest. The second-place and third-place winners are Jarquisse Dennis and Noland Carruth, both of Woodlawn High School. Honorable mention winners are Dylan Faughn of the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired and Marissa McAllister of Vanderbilt Catholic High School. Their paintings hang in Cassidy’s district office.

Union Theater tickets

Individual tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 12, for “Larry King at LSU,” the LSU Union Theater’s production featuring King interviewing former Gov. Edwin Edwards with Edwards’ biographer Leo Honeycutt. The show is part of the Union Theater’s “Union Theater Presents” series of individual performances. Also scheduled in this series are magician Adam Trent on Thursday, Sept. 19, and “Comedy Central on Campus” on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25-26. Making up the for the theater’s 2013-14 Season Series are Racine D’or, Sunday, Nov. 2; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Wednesday, Feb. 12; Sweet Charity, Friday, March 7; Yesterday -- The Beatles Tribute, Friday, March 21; and Hello Dolly!, Sunday, March 30. Ticket subscriptions go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-5128 or visit the website.


Photo workshop set

Registration is open for a photo workshop by Gene Bachman of the Louisiana Photographic Society set for 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The workshop will cover Lightroom 4 and some Lightroom 5, from importing to printing files, and is intended for beginners and struggling intermediates. Admission is free but registration is required. To register, email

Photography meeting set

The Louisiana Photography Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Indpendence Blvd. Troy Kleinpeter will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, email

In Covington

The St. Tammany Art Association has planned several events in coming weeks:

To register for workshops, camps and classes or for more information, call (985) 892-8650.


At Ohr-O’Keefe

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


At Walter Anderson

Painter Christie Ruff is the featured artist in July at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Miss. Also, the museum is showing two exhibits: Come See Visual Music: Harmony in the Works of Walter Anderson and Painting People: The Social Art of Walter Anderson. Also, writer and poet Benjamin Morris will lead a week-long series of events during a five day artist residency, which will begin with a panel discussion on Friday, Aug. 9, and continue with a writer’s workshop on Saturday, Aug. 10. For more information, call (228) 872-3164.


In Jefferson Parish

Tickets are on sale for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s production of Bye Bye Birdie, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, and Saturday July 26-27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox Ave., Metairie. This show is presented by our July Musical Theatre Intensive Summer Camp participants. Also, the organization will be staging several productions in its 35th season during 2013-14: I Didn’t Know That, Sept. 12-15 at Teatro Wego!; Blueberry Hill, Sept. 20-Oct. 6 in Teatro Wego! and Oct. 18-27, North Shore; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Oct. 18-Nov. 3 in Teatro Wego! and Nov. 8-17 on the North Shore; Murder at Cafe Noir, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 2014, in Teatro Wego! and Feb. 14-18, 2014, on the North Shore; Perfect Wedding, March 7-23, 2014, in Teatro Wego! and March 28-April 6, 2014 on the North Shore. For tickets, ticket sale dates or more information, call (504) 885-2000 or visit the website.


Courtroom comedy in N.O.

Tickets are on sale for Alec Strum’s and Bill Franoeur’s The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy presented by the St. Philip Neri Drama Program at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $10, reserved; $7, general adults; and $4, general children. For reserved tickets, call (504) 887-5600, ext. 82, or email

At Antenna Gallery

The exhibit, Slow Light by AnnieLaurie Erickson, will open Sunday, July 14, at Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude St., New Orleans. The show will run through Sunday, Aug. 4. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. For mroe information, call (504) 298-3161.


Romeo and Juliet

Tickets are on sale for the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s production of Romeo and Juliet, which continues with Thursday through Saturday performances until Sunday, July 17, in the Lupin Theatre, Dixon Annex, 215 McWilliams Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are set for 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, call (504) 865-5106.


The exhibit, Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms, runs through Sunday, Sept. 15, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Also, the exhibit, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fair, 1851-1939, runs through Sunday, Aug. 4. For more information, call (504) 658-4100.


At the Ogden Museum

The exhibit, Into the Light: Photographs from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art runs through Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St. New Orleans. Also, the exhibit, When You’re Lost, Everything’s a Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues Collection, runs through Saturday, July 27.

Finally, the museum is participating in the Blue Star Museum program through Labor Day,. Monday, Sept. 2, which offers free admission to active military and their families.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays with extended hours on Thursdays. For more information, call (504) 539-9650.


Opera recital set

Tickets are on sale for a recital by Elizabeth Futral to benefit Amici, the support group of the Gulf Coast Reagion of the Metropolitan National Council, at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in Loyola University’s Roussel Hall in New Orleans.

Tickets are $25. For tickets, call (504) 717-6036 or email

At RHINO Gallery

Glass artist Andrew Pollack’s exhibit, Out on A Glass Limb, will run through Wednesday, Aug. 27, at RHINO Gallery on the second floor of the Shops at Canal Place at the foot of Canal Street in New Orleans. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call (504) 523-7945.