Culturally Speaking for May 12

Leonard’s, Pramuk’s works paired in LSU Museum of Art exhibit

As part of an upcoming exhibit at the LSU Museum of Art focusing on the photography of famed jazz photographer Herman Leonard and works by LSU professor emeritus and painter Ed Pramuk, Louisiana Public Broadcasting will screen a half-hour documentary on the life and work of Leonard. The filmmakers will discuss the film afterward.

The documentary, titled Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard, will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in the museum, located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Admission is free.

The viewing will be part of the programming surrounding a two-part exhibit featuring 36 of Leonard’s striking black-and-white photographs, shown alongside more than two dozen of Pramuk’s music-themed paintings, drawings and mixed-media collages. An Eye on Jazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard and Edward Pramuk: Seeing Music, will be on display at the museum from Friday, May 17, through Sunday, July 14.

For more information, call (225) 389-7200.

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Art Melt deadline

The deadline is Saturday, June 1, for submissions to Forum 35’s Art Melt, set for 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Louisiana State Museum’s Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in Louisiana. Applications also are being accepted for the Art Melt Marketplace. For an entry or application form, requirements or more information, visit the website.

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Call for entries

Entries continue to be accepted for the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee’s Treasures of Pointe Coupee exhibit and the Petite Gallerie, both of which will run from Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 9, at the Julius Poydras Center, Main Street, New Roads. This is the exhibit’s 11th year. For a submission form, requirements or more information, call (225) 688-6049 or visit the website.

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At LASM

Several events are ongoing at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S.:

  • The exhibit, All That Jazz: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Posters, runs through Sunday, Sept. 8, in the Colonnade Gallery.
  • The exhibit, Rhythm & Improvisation: John T. Scott & His Legacy, runs through Sunday, July 14.
  • In the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, the programs We Are Aliens!, Life of Trees and The Little Prince run through Sunday, June 30. Also showing are Digital Universe, Rock the Dome and Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.

For more information, call (225) 344-5272.

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Group show set

Caffery Gallery, 4016 Government St., is showing the group exhibit, Friends, through Saturday, June 8. The show features work by artists Charles Barbier, Marsha Barkemeyer, Anne Bigger, Mary Ann Caffery, Dennis Demcheck, Lisa Devlin, Barbara Donovan, Kjell Flanagan, Father Henry Gautreau, Rosemary Goodell, Frankie Gould, Ross Jahnke, Elma Sue McCallum, Paul Neff, Ann Russo, Dennis Sipiorski, Ruth Siporski and Dixon Smith. Admission is free. For more information, (225) 388-9397.

Summer dance classes

Registration is open for Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s second annual summer dance intensive, set for Mondays through Fridays, June 17-21 and June 24-28, at the Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Instructors will include Hiroko Sakakibara, the ballet theater’s Sugar Plum Fairy/Snow Queen in the 2005-2010 productions of The Nutcracker — A Tale from the Bayou, and Helen Daigle, Baton Rouge native and the ballet theater’s 2008 and 2010 Cinderella. Daigle is first soloist with Louisville Ballet. To register or for more information, call (225) 766-8379 or email nicole@batonrougeballet.org.

Icon painting workshop

Registration is open for an icon painting workshop with Raymond Calvert, set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 14 and 21; Oct. 5 and 26; and November 2, 9 and 16, in Byrd Hall at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 3412 Haring Road, Metairie. The workshop is presented by the St. James Center for Spiritual Foundation of Baton Rouge and St. Augustine Episcopal Church. The cost is $300. Class size is limited, and a nonrefundable deposit of $50 must be received by Friday, Aug. 30. To register or for more information, call (225) 387-5141, ext. 222, or visit the website.

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Sunday in the Park

The next performance in the Sunday in the Park free concert series on May 12 will feature Route 90 from noon to 3 p.m. on the North Boulevard Town Square. The concert is presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and 225 Magazine. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.

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Auditions set

Auditions for the Runnels Summer Theater production of Hello Dolly! will be 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Chorus Room of the Performing Arts Building at the Runnels School, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. This community theater production will open on Friday, Sept. 21, and will run for three performances. Auditions are open to anyone in the Greater Baton Rouge area who is age 18 or older and Runnels High School students in the ninth through 12th grades. For requirements or more information, call (225) 751-2192 or email runnelstheatre@runnels.org.

Sculptures donated

A nationally renowned Baton Rouge artist has donated two sculptures to be displayed at Convention Street Park in downtown. JoJo Jilbert is an environmentally friendly artist who creates his works of art from scrap metal used at old industrial sites such as sugar cane mills and oil fields. Most of his work is displayed at Circa 1857 on Government Street. For more information, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 543.

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Cafe du Monde anniversary

Reservations are being accepted for the third anniversary production of Meanwhile, Back at the Cafe du Monde, set for Sunday, June 9, at Boutin’s Restaurant, 8322 Bluebonnet Blvd. Doors doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner, and the show begins at 7 p.m. The show is produced by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald and will feature Lisa Annitti, Missy Crews, Vanda Gray, John Gray, Gabby Loubiere, Kat Rivera, Chef Sean Rivera, Myles Sweeney, Sweeney-McDonald and emcee Paul Arrigo. The cost is $35 and includes dinner and the show. For reservations or more information, call (225) 819-9862.

Art camp set

Registration is open for the River Region Summer Art Camp 2013, set for 10 a.m.-noon Mondays through Fridays, June 3-7, 10-14 and July 8-12 and 15-19, at the St. Amant Recreation Center, 45404 Stringer Bridge Road, St. Amant. The camp is open for ages 6-15. The cost is $60. For more information, call (225) 235-0070 or email jeiswirth@eatel.net.

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Musical set

The Fancy Feet Dance studio’s fifth citywide musical is set for 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Heartsease Family Life Church, 12112 Florida Blvd. For more information, call (225) 202-4352, (225) 202-4509 or (225) 274-1607.

At Rosedown

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St, Francisville, will offer a rare tour opportunity to view areas of the historic plantation complex normally not open to the public during a “behind the scenes” tour at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18. For more information, call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110.

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Photo Society meeting

The Louisiana Photographic Society’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. The guest speaker will be butterfly photographer Sarah Rayner.

Flat Stanley performed

The Baton Rouge Center for Visual & Performing Arts staged a large cast of students in a performance of Flat Stanley April 30-May 1 at the school. Some students sang and acted in the performance, while others helped with sets, lighting, music and more. The cast included Grant Dupre as Arthur Lambchop, Aaron Cheng as “Flat” Stanley Lambchop, Lindsey West as Mrs. Lambchop and Peter Franz as Mr. Lampchop.

Summer camp set

Registration is open for summer camps at Ascension Community Theatre presented by Drama Kids International. Camps are set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 10-14 and June 24-28, with performances on the last day of each camp. The cost is $250 per week. To register, for locations or more information, call (225) 571-2573 or email dramakids@gmail.com.

Community band concert

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School will present the Northlake Community Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Pottle Music Building Auditorium on campus in Hammond. Admission is free. For more information, call (985) 549-5502 or email cms@southeastern.edu.

At AcA

Tickets are on sale for the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ All-Stars Series performance by the Taj Mahal Trio at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the center, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. For tickets, call (337) 233-7060 or visit the website.

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In Natchez

The Natchez Festival of Music continues with, “Home Sweet Home — An Homage Performance to Adelina Patti,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Waverly Plantation, 790 U.S. 61, Natchez, Miss. Admission is $20. For more information, visit the website.

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In the courtyard

The Historic New Orleans Collections’ Concerts in the Courtyard series continues on Friday, May 17, with a performance by Mas Mamones, at 533 Royal St., French Quarter, New Orleans. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Guests must be 21 or older. For more information, call (504) 523-4662.

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At the WWII museum

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

  • 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Dinner with a Curator — Tom Czekanski presents “Fighting Fit: Restoring the Collection.” For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 213, or visit http://www.american-sector.org.
  • Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Lunchbox Lecture — “Battle of Attu/The Aleutians,” by Joey Balfour. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 15, White Glove Wednesdays. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.
  • 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Wednesday, May 15, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes.” For tickets or more information, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Documentary Screening — Berga: Soldiers of Another War. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only ticket Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, Big Band Hits Dine & Dance. For tickets or more information, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Winston S. Churchill Symposium. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 511, or email conferences@nationalww2museum.org.
  • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, Family Workshop — Code School. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, “Meet the Veteran” — Women Veterans of Louisiana. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Living History Corps. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 243.
  • 11 a.m. lunch seating, Sunday, May 19, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes.” For tickets or more information, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.

At NOMA

The New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

  • Tickets are on sale for The NOLA Project’s production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 12; Wednesday, May 15; and Thursday, May 16; Sunday, May 19; Wednesday, May 22; Thursday, May 23; Friday, May 24; and Sunday, May 26, in the museum’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
  • 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, lecture with Lisa Dennison, “The Art of Collecting, A Global View.”
  • Tickets are on sale for Movies in the Garden: Beasts of the Southern Wild, 5 p.m. Friday, May 17.
  • Saturday, May 18, Art Museum Day. Admission is free.
  • 5 p.m. Thursday, May 30, the museum, in partnership with the National World War II Museum, will present author Robert M. Edsel discussing “Saving Priceless Art in World War II.”

For tickets or more information, call (504) 658-4100.

At Foundation Gallery

The Foundation Gallery, 608 Julia St., New Orleans, is featuring the work of Zhang Chongguang through Saturday, July 6. Zhang is a versatile and renowned Chinese artist who specializes in Chinese calligraphy and also is an expert in portrait and landscape paintings. His work has been recognized with numerous honors and distinctions, but has rarely been seen in the United States. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (504) 568-0955.

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At Southern Rep

Tickets are on sale for Southern Repertory Theatre’s gala and fundraiser, “Les Bon Temps Soiree: An Elegant Evening of Cabaret,” starring Leslie Castay set for 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10. For tickets or more information, visit the website.

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http://www.southernrep.com

Hall-Barnett Gallery reopens

Hall-Barnett Gallery, 237 Chartres St., New Orleans, has reopened after a 14-year absence from the New Orleans art scene. The gallery is showcasing the work of more than 30 emerging and established artists. For more information, call (504) 782-8907 or email secordray@bellsouth.net.

Antieau in TIME

Just two weeks after the release of her 2013 collection, Michigan-based artist and New Orleans gallery owner Chris Roberts-Antieau has been featured in TIME Magazine in an article titled, “Joy and a Bit of Scary: The Whimsical Work of Chris Roberts-Antieau.” For more information, call (504) 304-0849. To read the article, visit the website.

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Wicked lottery set

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for the Broadway in New Orleans production of the musical, Wicked, which runs through Sunday, June 2, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St, New Orleans. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Mahalia Jackson Theater box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; 30 minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. For more information, call (504) 287-0351.

At Loyola

Art and design students from Loyola University New Orleans recently initiated a collaborative, multilingual, motion graphics project with second graders from the International School of Louisiana. The ongoing research project and design experiment embraces the vibrant French-speaking subculture that thrives in New Orleans. The project examines and collects data on how the second graders respond to these typographic motions. The ultimate goal is to continue to collect data and then host the collaboration online so all French immersion schools can benefit.

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http://www.loyno.edu

Lalonde at Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence Gallery, 433 Royal St., New Orleans, will open an exhibit featuring Rene Lalonde’s pop, surrealism, cubism and fauvism artwork with a reception set for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, May 18. The show will run through Friday, May 31. For more information, call (504) 299-9055.

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