The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will host a special summer 2012 installment of the Sunday in the Park concert series, “Summer in the Park,” beginning Sunday, June 10, at North Boulevard Town Square. All concerts are set for noon-3 p.m., and admission is free. The concerts are:
- Sunday, June 10, Chasing Scarlett.
- Sunday, June 17, 21st Century Band.
- Sunday, June 24, The Ed Perkins Experience.
- Sunday, July 1, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.
For more information, call (225) 344-8558.
On the Internet: http://www.artsbr.org
Night at the Museum
Tickets are on sale for the Capital Park Museum’s second “A Night at the Louisiana State Museum,” set for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the museum, 600 N. 4th St. This year’s theme is “The Kingfish Returns!” The event is a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Louisiana State Museum, blending art, culture and history. Tickets are $40 in advance, $35 for members of Friends of the Louisiana State Museum and $50 at the door. For tickets, call (225) 763-1096 or visit the website.
On the Internet: http://lsmf-autohome.eventbrite.com
At the Manship
Bess Kargman’s documentary film First Position will make its Baton Rouge premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The film follows four young dancers at the Youth America Grand Prix as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet. It has been featured at 10 film festivals. Tickets are $7. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.
On the Internet: http://www.manshiptheatre.org
Dinner and a movie
The Manship Theatre and Zolia Bistro/Enoteca is hosting a Dinner and a Movie series every Thursday in June. Dinner will be served between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the restaurant, 400 Convention St. The movie will follow at 7 p.m. The meal and movie are $25, movie only is $5 per person in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Scheduled films are The Princess Bride on June 14, Big Fish on June 21 and The Shining on June 28. For tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.
On the Internet: http://www.manshiptheatre.org
At the Kress Gallery
The Kress Gallery, corner of Third and Main streets, will open an exhibit of works by Alla Baltas with a reception set for 5-10 p.m. Thursday, June 14. The show will run through July 31. The gallery is open by appointment only. To make an appointment or for more information, call (225) 343-6600.
At Backwoods Gallery
Backwoods Gallery, 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville, is showing the exhibit The Many Facets of Frances Durham through Aug. 31. Durham is a Clinton native, a member of the Associated Women of the Arts and a member of the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild. The exhibit features her series The New Orleans Ladies, along with primitives, religious art and landscapes and florals. For more information, call (225) 721-1736.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, will continue its “Lost Arts of the Nineteenth Century” living history demonstration series with the lost art of basket weaving, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 16. For more information, call (225) 635-3110.
On the Internet: http://www.lastateparks.com
In Denham Springs
Two exhibits are running through Friday, June 29, at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs: Mixing it Up, featuring work by Elizabeth “Lele” Mudd; and Southern Sights by Victoria “Tori” Hoyt. For more information, call (225) 664-1168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Internet: http://www.artslivingston.org
At the Hilliard Museum
The Paul and Lulu University Art Museum, 715 St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, is showing exhibit Finding Egypt in Louisiana: The Ambassador Jefferson Caffery Collection. The collected artifacts range in age from the first Dynasty, more than 5,000 years ago, to the 25th Dynasty. The collection has been in storage for more than 20 years and has never been exhibited to the public in its entirety. 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 (337) 482-2278.
On the Internet: http://museum.louisiana.edu
Gulf Brew tickets
Tickets are on sale for Gulf Brew 2012, set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, in Parc International in downtown Lafayette. The event will feature nearly 100 specialty and home brew beers from throughout the southwest region, food and musical entertainment. Tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $75 and allow early admission at 5 p.m. Designated driver/non-taster tickets are $15. No one younger than age 21 will be admitted. All proceeds will benefit the Acadiana Center for the Arts. For tickets, call (337) 233-7060 or visit the website.
On the Internet: http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org
In St. Martinville
The traveling Louisiana Bicentennial exhibit, Becoming Louisiana: The Path to Statehood, will run through Saturday, June 30, at the Maison Duchamp Global Center, 201 S. Main St., St. Martinville. The exhibition documents the roles Louisiana’s unique geography and cultural history played on its path to becoming the 18th state of the Union. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (337) 394-2233 or email email@example.com.
Frey in Mandeville
The exhibit Empowering Women Through Art by artist Jax Frey, whose work was recently selected as an official product of the Louisiana Bicentennial, will open with a reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Louisiana Artists’ Gallery, 933 Florida St., Mandeville. The show will feature inspirational art for women.
On the Internet: http://www.ArtByJax.com
Turner in Albany, N.Y.
Images from Baton Rouge artist Christopher Turner’s collections, Tranquility and Pure Emotions, will be featured as part of the Billboard Art Project, July 2-14, in Albany, N.Y.
On the Internet: http://billboardartproject.org
McAllister in Paris
Former Baton Rouge artist Marcus McAllister’s exhibition of sketchbook pages, drawings and paintings, titled Selon ses propres lois, will run through Sunday, June 17, at The Gallery Batignolle’s Art in Paris, France.
On the Internet: http://www.marcusmcallister.com
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss., is showing the exhibit The Art of Eugene Martin: A Great Concept, through Dec. 1, in its Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery/Gallery of African American Art. Martin spent the last nine years of his life in Lafayette painting in his studio. Also showing is Trailer McQuilkin: An Uncommon Beauty through Nov. 24, in its Mississippi Sound Welcome Center and Geoff Mitchell: Chaos at the Confessional in its IP Casino Resort Spa Gallery, both on the museum’s campus. For more information, call (225) 374-5547.
On the Internet: http://www.georgeohr.org
For the second annual installment of the Great Hall Project series at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, artist Katie Holten will map the ever-evolving boundaries or “edges” between land and water in southern Louisiana through a group of large-scale drawings. The installation, titled Katie Holten: Drawn to the Edge, will be on view June 15-Sept. 9. It will be suspended from museum’s Great Hall ceiling, translating the two-dimensional drawings into a three-dimensional sculpture. Visitors will be invited to take new paths to enter the museum as they walk beneath, through, and around the drawings, creating an interactive experience in the space. For more information, call (504) 658-4100.
On the Internet: http://www.noma.org
Antiques forum set
Registration is open for The Historic New Orleans Collection’s fifth annual New Orleans Antiques Forum, set for Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 2-5, in the Williams Research Center, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans. The four-day program, titled “Circa 1812,” includes talks by local and national decorative arts experts, special events and two optional preconference tours. Registration is required, and packages start at $100. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and/or graduate students pursuing degrees in decorative arts, museum studies, or related fields. To register, call (504) 523-4662 or visit the website.
On the Internet: http://www.hnoc.org/antiques.htm
Scholarship information is available by visiting: http://www.hnoc.org/programs/antiquesforum-scholarship.html
At Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
The exhibits In the Trying: New Paintings by Sandy Chism and Thornton Dial: Works on Paper will run through July 21 at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Also, the deadline is Friday, June 15, for entries to the gallery’s 16th annual No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition, set for Sept. 4-29. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call (504) 522-5471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Internet: http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com
At the Ogden Museum
The deadline is Monday, July 2, for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Louisiana Contemporary juried exhibit set for Aug. 4-Sept. 24. All media is eligible, and any artist living in Louisiana may enter. For requirements and more information, call (504) 539-9600 or visit the website.
On the Internet: http://www.LouisianaContemporary.org
One-man show set
Tickets are on sale for the one-man production Growing Up Black (and Happy) In New Orleans ... The Life and Times of the Great Chakula, set for Fridays through Sundays, June 15-17 and June 22-24, at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. All other performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, adults; $5, seniors and students. For tickets or more information, call (504) 569-9070, (504) 813-9008 or (504) 304-0429.
Play at Elm Street
Lanford Wilson’s The Gingham Dog runs Thursdays through Saturdays until July 7 at The Elm Street Theatre, 220 Julia St., New Orleans. Tickets are $20. Group discounts also are available. For tickets or more information, call (504) 218-0055 or visit the website.
On the Internet: http://www.elmtheatre.org
Shakespeare fest tickets
Tickets are on sale for the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which runs June 23-July 6 at the Lupin Theatre on the Tulane University campus in New Orleans. Previews will be Thursday and Friday, June 21-22.
Tickets are $35, opening night and reception; $25, general admission; and $15, preview performances.
For tickets or more information, call (504) 865-5106.