Culturally Speaking for May 19

3 will choose works for annual Art Melt

Forum 35 has announced the jurors for its 10th annual Art Melt, set for Saturday, July 20, at the Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Jordana Pomeroy, executive director of the LSU Museum of Art, will serve as the local juror; Susan Edwards, executive director and CEO of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tenn., will serve as the regional juror; and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, executive director of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Wash., will serve as the national juror. Art Melt will accept submissions for its art show and arts marketplace until Saturday, June 1. Also, tickets are on sale for the VIP preview party on Friday, July 19. For tickets, submission requirements or more information, visit the website.

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Camp signup opens

Registration is open for the Cangelosi Dance Project’s four morning dance camps in June for children ages 7-12. The camps will focus on several dance disciplines: classical ballet, jazz dance, tap dance and dance fitness. The camps will include two classical ballet intensives taught by Kris Cangelosi for students who are serious about studying classical ballet during the weeks of June 10 and 24. Camps will run from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Also, registration is open for afternoon and evening dance classes for students from age 3 through adults in all disciplines Mondays through Thursdays in June. Faculty members are Cangelosi, Renee Chatelain, Leea Reese, Alyssa Kling and Teresa Whitaker. To register, call (225) 767-0264 or email kcangelosi1@cox.net.

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At The Manship gallery

The exhibit, BIG WORLD, featuring collaged photographs by David Carlysle Humphreys, will run through Monday, June 17, at The Gallery at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Patrons worldwide have collected Humphreys’ fine art, and he has won numerous awards. The exhibit is presented by Ann Connelly Fine Art. For more information, call (225) 344-0334.

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http://www.annconnelly.com

At LSU MOA

Exhibits featuring the work of Herman Leonard and Edward Pramuk will run through Sunday, July 14, at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The exhibits, An Eye on Jazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard and Edward Pramuk: Seeing Music, opened May 17. Leonard’s work will be featured in a screening of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s documentary, Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The screening is free. For more information, call (225) 389-7200.

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In West Baton Rouge

Registration is open for the West Baton Rouge Museum’s 18th annual “Blast from the Past” summer history camp, set for 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17-21 and June 24-28, at the museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Children ages 6-12 will explore the science, technology, history and thrill of treasure hunting in celebration of the museum’s showing of the national traveling exhibit, The Hunt for Treasure! from NRG Exhibits. The cost is $65 for West Baton Rouge Parish residents and members of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association, and $75 for all other participants. Advanced, paid registration is required and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-paid basis. To register or for more information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or visit the website.

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Ballet fundraiser set

Tickets are on sale for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet’s fundraiser performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. This will be the production the Youth Ballet will perform on its summer tour. Tickets for the fundraiser are $10 for adults and $5 for children with proceeds benefitting the Youth Ballet’s community outreach programs. For tickets or more information, call (225) 766-8379.

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Sunday in the Park

The next concert in the Sunday in the Park free concert series will feature the Phunky Monkeys from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, on the North Boulevard Town Square. The series is presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and 225 Magazine. For more information call (225) 344-8558.

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Night at the Museum

Tickets are on sale for the Louisiana State Museum Friends’ third annual Night at the Museum, set for 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Louisiana State Museum’s Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. This year’s event will feature Grammy Award-winning musician Chubby Carrier. Advance tickets are $35 for Friends members and $40 for nonmembers. Tickets are $50 at the door. For tickets or more information ,call (225) 763-1096 or visit the website.

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Auditions set

New Venture Theatre will conduct auditions for its summer musical, The Wiz, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Callback auditions will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the theater. This will be a colorblind casting. Performances are set for Thursdays through Sundays, July 18-28, at the theater. For audition requirements or more information ,visit the website.

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Happy Movers Camp

Registration is open for the 2013 Happy Movers Camp for children in the first through fifth grades, set for 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-14, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The camp will explore yoga, dance, theater and visual arts. There will be a final performance for family on Friday, June 14. The cost is $175. For camp requirements, to register or for more information, visit the website.

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http://www.manshiptheatre.org

Concerts rescheduled

The River City Jazz Master Series concerts featuring “The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Salutes Ray Brown,” featuring Christian McBride, Benny Green and Greg Hutchinson has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets purchased for the original March 24 show will be honored for these concerts. Also, tickets are on sale for these concerts. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.

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BR artists at Zigler

The exhibit, The Red Stick — Baton Rouge Artists, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Zigler Museum, 411 Clara St., Jennings. The show will run through Saturday, June 22, and will feature work by Baton Rouge area artists Darryl Alello, Judi Betts, Monica Bishara, Billie Bourgeois, Carol Creel, R.C. Davis, Addie Euba, Anne Faust, Rhea Gary, Terri Kennedy, Elayne Kuehler, Dana Mosby, Henry Neubig, Gerri Puyau, Steve Schneider, Kathy Miller Stone, Della Storms and Kate Trepagnier. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (337) 824-0114.

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At Three Rivers

Three Rivers Gallery, 333 E. Boston St., Covington, is showing the exhibit, New Works by Claude Ellender through Saturday, June 15. The exhibit features Ellender’s plein air Louisiana scenes and city scenes. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (985) 892-2811.

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STAA events

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

  • Through Friday, May 31, Art Launch juried student exhibition.
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, “Covington’s History: An Encore” lecture presentation by Mark Johnson.
  • Registration is open for “Mud! Masks! Monsters!” for ages 6-11 set for 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday, May 27, through Friday, May 31. The fee is $100 for association members and $110 for nonmembers.
  • Registration is open for “Clay for Teens!” for ages 12-17, set for 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 27-31. The fee is $100 for members and $110 for nonmembers.
  • Registration is open for Summer Fingerprints Camps for children, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Sessions are June 3-7, June 17-21, June 24-28 at the Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia St., and June 3-7 and June 10-14 at the Trailhead Museum, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. The fee is $200 for members and $220 for nonmembers.
  • Registration is open for Children’s Theater Camp, set for 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8-12, at the Trailhead Museum. The fee is $175 for members and $185 for nonmembers.
  • Registration is open for the July Art Dayz day camps for ages 6-12, set for 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, July 16-18, July 23-24 and July 30-Aug. 1. The three-day rate is $120. A single day rate is $45.
  • The deadline is Friday, May 24, for art submissions for the Mandeville Marigny Octoberfest poster. For more information, visit http://www.cityofmandeville.com.
  • The deadline is Saturday, June 1, for submissions to the 2013 Harvest Cup Polo Poster Contest. The application and artwork piece will need to be delivered to Inside Northside Magazine by the deadline. For more information, call (504) 975-8570.
  • 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, the Life Drawing Group/Figure Drawing class continues. There is no instructor. The fee is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call (504) 812-0973 or email lthrart@hotmail.com.
  • 7 p.m.-9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, St. Tammany Photographic Society meeting. For more information, visit http://www.stphotosociety.org.

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

At AcA

The Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, is featuring several exhibits in its galleries:

  • Through Saturday, July 13, Main Gallery, 1000 Words, featuring the work of Brad Benischek, Steven Collier, Lynda Frese, Amy Guidry, Kathryn Hunter, Heather Ryan Kelley, Sophie Lvoff, Shawne Major, Esko Mannikko, James McGarrell, Aaron McNamee, Lavar Munroe, Stephanie Patton, Pat Phillips, Jim Richard and Amie Rogers.
  • Through Saturday, July 6, Side Gallery, Pulse, featuring video installations by Lee Deigaard.
  • Through Monday, July 1, Vault Gallery, Functional Sculpture, featuring decorative but functional wheel-thrown earthenware by Terri Kennedy.

For more information, call (337) 233-7060.

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At M. Schon Gallery

M. Schon Gallery, 415 Main St.. Natchez, Miss., is showing new acquisitions of contemporary and vintage jewelry, pottery, enamels, art and photography. For more information, call (601) 304-9684 or (228) 424-7274.

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Ohr-O’Keefe exhibits

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss., is featuring several exhibits through Friday, May 31: Dusti Bongé: Revisiting the Legacy; Lydia Thompson: Roots, Connections and Pathways; and Terry Tjader: Ingrained in Wood. Also, the museum is showing the ongoing exhibit, George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections: pottery by the “Mad Potter of Biloxi.” For more information, call (228) 374-5547.

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At Walter Anderson

Registration is open for the Walter Anderson Museum of Art’s 2013 summer camp at the museum, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Miss. To register, for a schedule or more information, email educate@walterandersonmuseum.org.

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In Jefferson Parish

Tickets are on sale for Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s production of Driving Miss Daisy, which continues with performances at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Teatro Wego!, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego; and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 24-25; and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Northstar Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville. Tickets are $30, adults; $27, seniors age 65 and older; $20, students with a valid ID; and $15, children age 12 and younger. For tickets or more information, call (504) 885-2000 or visit the website.

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http://www.jpas.org

Gypsy continues

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts’ production of the musical Gypsy continues with performances at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday May 24-25; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the theater, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Tickets are $30-$35 with discounts for seniors and students/military. Student pricing and group discounts also are available. For tickets or more information, call (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit the website.

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http://www.RivertownTheaters.com

O-Mazing Race tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “The O-Mazing Race: New Orleans Ultimate Scavenger Hunt,” set for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, beginning at Bourbon Pub, 801 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Tickets are $35 per person. Teams consist of four to eight people, and participants must be age 21 or older. Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. Friday, June 7. For tickets, visit the website. For more information, call, (504) 599-9606.

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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:

  • 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 22, White Glove Wednesdays. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.
  • Noon Wednesday, May 22, Lagniappe Lecture — “Wartime Logs,” by Kimberly Guise. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Wednesday, May 22, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes.” For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show ticket only, Friday and Saturday, May 25-26; 11 a.m. brunch seating, Sunday, May 26, “On The Back Porch,” starring Spud and Mo. For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.

Afternoon tea set

Tickets are on sale for the Ashe Cultural Arts Center’s second annual Afternoon Tea at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, call (504) 569-9070.

At CAC

The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, Artspeak — Behind the Mask: artists and curators discuss the exhibit, Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 528-3800, email info@cacno.org or visit http:;//www.cacno.org/visualarts/artspeak.html.
  • Through Sunday, June 9, Southern Repertory Theatre presents Next to Normal. For tickets or more information, call (504) 522-6545 or visit http://www.southernrep.com.
  • 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, June 22, Bourbon & Burlesque fundraiser. Tickets are $30 for Contemporary Arts Center members and $60 for nonmembers. For tickets or more information, call (504) 528-3800, email info@cacno.org or visit http://www.cacno.org.
  • Also, the center is featuring the exhibits Luba Zygarewicz , mixed media, through Saturday, June 2; Beyond “Beasts”: The Art of Court 13 through Sunday, June 16; Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations through Sunday, June 16; and the CAC Teen Board Curated Exhibition through Sunday, June 16. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. For more information, call (504) 528-3805 or email info@cacno.org.

At Loyola

Registration is open for the 19th annual Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, which opens Monday, July 1, and runs through Friday, July 19, at Loyola University in New Orleans. The camp offers intense music education classes to young student musicians between ages 10 and 21. Students must be actively involved in a music education program in school or through private instructions. The camp features guest artists-in-residence Kevin Eubanks and Norma Miller. To register or for more information, call (504) 715-9295.

Auditions set

Applications are being accepted for Crescent City Lights Youth Theater’s summer auditions for its summer productions, A Pocket Full of Rhymes and Children’s Letters to God. Students in the fourth through 12th grades may audition. The application deadline is 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, and auditions will be by appointment on Thursday, May 23, at the NORD Ty Tracy Theatre, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. For requirements, to apply or more information, call (504) 598-3800 or visit the website.

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