Culturally Speaking for June 16

The national touring exhibit, The Hunt for Treasure, opened June 15 at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. The exhibit explores the intrigue and excitement of treasure and treasure hunting through the themes of sunken treasure, buried treasure, metal-detecting and the modern treasure hunt. It runs through Sunday, Sept. 15. For more information, call (225) 366-2422.


Auditions set

Cangelosi Dance Project will conduct professional dance auditions at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the company’s studio, 3749 Perkins Road. Auditions are for dancers age 21 and older who demonstrate strong classical ballet, modern dance technique and performance skills. The company director is seeking male and female dancers who are versatile in ballet, contemporary, tap and hip hop. The audition will begin with ballet technique, followed by modern/contemporary dance, as well as improvisation. Company rehearsals will begin Monday, Aug. 12. Principal dancers will receive performance pay and benefit packets, and company dancers will receive a benefit packet. Dancers must bring resume, photo and references to the audition. For more information, call (225) 767-0264 or email


Master class set

Registration is open for a master class with Flamenco Rouge, presented by Chris and Lena Jacome, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, June 21, at the Cangelosi Dance Project, 3749 Perkins Road. Cost is free, but class size is limited. Participants should make reservations by emailing

At the Union Gallery

The exhibit, Centuries of Progress: American World’s Fairs, 1853-1984, will run through Sunday, July 28, at the LSU Student Union Gallery, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. The show presents an overview of more than a century of American World’s Fairs, featuring 130 objects. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-8256 or (225) 578-5162.

At Frameworks Gallery

An exhibit featuring the work of Meichi Lee and Scott Thomas Arthur will open with a reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. The show runs through Monday, July 22. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or email

At Rural Life

The exhibit, Once Upon a Bayou, highlighting 50 years of works by noted Louisiana wood polychromatic bas relief artist Chestee Harrington, will open Saturday, June 22, at the LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane. For more information, email

At Deangelo Gallery

Louis Deangelo Gallery, 16645 Highland Road, will host an art reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 20. The gallery features fine art, sculpture and handmade jewelry. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (225) 778-7099.

Registration open

Registration is open for the class, “Learning Zentangle” with Mickey Weitsen, at the St. Tammany Art Association’s Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. The Beginner Class is set for 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 20; and the Intermediate Class is set for 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. The fee is $50, along with a $13 materials fee. The registration deadline is Friday, June 21. To register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650 or email


At Grapevine

The Grapevine Cafe and Gallery, 211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville, is showing work by Baton Rouge artist Janet Anderson through Sunday, July 21.


New director named

The Iberville Museum, 57735 Main St., Plaquemine, has appointed Elizabeth Brantley as director/curator. Brantley comes to the Iberville Museum with 15 years experience working in museums and historic sites. Most recently she worked at the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas, where she served as curator of Collections and Exhibitions. She is an LSU graduate and has completed internships at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Va. For more information, call (225) 687-7197 or email

In Pointe Coupee

The Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

5 p.m. Friday, June 28, opening of the exhibit, Local Wood: Painted Carvings by Allen Crochet and Henry Watson. The show runs through Monday, Sept. 2. Exhibit hours are 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information call (225) 638-6575.

7 p.m. Friday, June 28, The Pointe Coupee Historical Society’s Last Friday Louisiana Film series continues with Jezebel. For more information, call (225) 638-6575.

2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, Bastille Day at La Sainte Messe at St. Mary Catholic Church of False River Catholic Church, 348 W. Main St., New Roads, followed by a reception at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center.

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, a slide talk by Eddie Cazayoux, “Creole Architecture: Responding to Climate Then and Now.” For more information, call (225) 240-3421.

7 p.m. Friday, July 26, the Last Friday Louisiana Film series commemorates the 55th anniversary of The Long, Hot Summer. For more information, call (225) 240-3421.


Meeting set

The next Louisiana Photographic Society meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Daniel Calix will be the guest speaker.


At Three Rivers Gallery

Three Rivers Gallery, 333 E. Boston St., Covington, is featuring an exhibit of works by Mickey Asche through Saturday, July 20. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call (985) 892-2811.


In Donaldsonville

The Ascension Parish Library, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville, will present “An Evening with Ruth Williams” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Williams is a self-taught artist

and LSU graduate, who was awarded an artist residency fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Registration is required. To register, call (985) 473-8052.

Playmakers in Ascension

Playmakers of Baton Rouge will bring its summer tour to the Ascension Parish Library, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17. The troupe then will perform at 2 p.m. at the Ascension Parish Library, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. For more information, call (985) 622-3339 or (985) 473-8052.

At the Hilliard Museum

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, is featuring several exhibits this summer:

Through Saturday, Aug. 3, The New Art of the Loom: Contemporary International Tapestries.

Through Saturday, Aug. 24, Folk Art from the Permanent Collection.

Through Saturday, Dec. 14, Gumbo: Connecting Community & Collections.

Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (387) 482-2278.


At M. Schon Gallery

M. Schon Gallery, 415 Main St., Natchez, Miss., is featuring hand-created contemporary and vintage jewelry. For more information, call (601) 304-9684, (228) 424-7274 or email


Crescent City Lights season

Tickets are on sale for Crescent City Lights Youth Theater’s 20th season of summer musicals performed by all-children casts. The productions are A Pocketful of Rhymes, Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 21; and the New Orleans premiere of the off-Broadway hit, Children’s Letters to God, Friday, Aug. 16-Sunday, Aug. 25. All performances will take place at the New Orleans Recreation Department’s Ty Tracy Theatre, first floor, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. For tickets ore more information, call (504) 598-3800.

At the WWII Museum

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

6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, film screening, Slaughterhouse Five, in the Stage Door Canteen. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.

11:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes,” in the Stage Door Canteen. For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit

9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 19, White Glove Wednesdays. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.

6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only, Friday and Saturday, June 21-22; 11 a.m. brunch seating, Sunday, June 23, “Two on Tap,” in the Stage Door Canteen. For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit

10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 22; 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23; and 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday, June 24, “Stage Door Idol” open auditions in the Stage Door Canteen. Open to ages 17 and older. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 267.


The exhibit, The Story in Pictures, featuring photos by Milton Rogovin, Leon Levinstein, Frank Paulin and Debbie Fleming Caffery, will run through Sunday, Aug. 25, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Also, the exhibit, Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms, opens Friday, June 21. Finally, the museum is participating in the Blue Star Museum program, which offers free admission to active military and their families through Monday, Sept. 2. For more information, call (504) 658-4100.


Shakespeare at Tulane

William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor continues Thursdays through Sundays, June 20-23, and June 27-30 in the Lupin Theater, 215 McWilliams Hall, Tulane University campus, New Orleans. Sunday matinees begin at 1:30 p.m. All other performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. The production is part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. For tickets or more information, (504) 865-5106.

At The Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection will open the exhibit, Pipe Dreams: Louisiana Under the French Company of the Indies, 1717-1731, on Tuesday, June 18, at 533 Royal St., New Orleans. The show will run through Sunday, Sept. 15. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 523-4662.


At Martin Lawrence Gallery

Martin Lawrence Gallery, 433 Royal St., New Orleans, will host a reception for artist Ali Golkar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22. An exhibit of Golkar’s work will run through Monday, July 15. For reservations to the reception, call (504) 299-9055.


At Southern Rep

Southern Repertory Theatre continues its “New Plays New Orleans” mission with Pints & Plays, a reading series presented monthly at the Rusty Nail that features selected works read by local actors. This month’s reading is Michael Aaron Santos’ The Jericho Tree at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. Admission is free.


Auditions at WWII museum

The National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, is conducting citywide, open call auditions for both Actors Equity Association and non-Actors Equity Association actors from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Auditions are for actors, dancers and actor-musicians. Attending will be local theater companies and independent producers. Those younger than age 18 will not be seen. Bring 20 copies of attached headshot and résumé. Non equity actors should prepare two, one-minute, contrasting monologues. Singers should bring sheet music and prepare 16 bars of a musical theater standard and be prepared to sing a cappella. Auditions for equity actors are by appointment between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Auditions for non-equity actors are 10 a.m.-noon with last names ending in A through M and 12:30-2:30 p.m. with last names ending in N through Z. For more information, email