Central Louisiana is home to many art galleries where the works of talented local artists and well-known masters are always on display. Follow this page to keep up with what’s on display now at the Alexandria Museum of Art, the galleries of Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare, the Weathersby Fine Arts Building Gallery at Louisiana College, and River Oaks Square Arts Center. Also be sure to read David Holcombe’s fascinating blogs at GalleryCentral for even more information on these and other local art exhibits.
Alexandria Museum of Art
Visit the Alexandria Museum of Art beginning September 2nd to view these four new exhibits. The Museum of Art is located at 933 Second Street in Alexandria’s Downtown Cultural Arts District. The Museum is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Friday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. Admission may be paid at the door, but also consider purchasing an Alexandria Museum of Art membership for free gallery admission. Members also invited to a special opening reception Friday, September 2nd from 6 to 8 PM.
The 30th September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years. 52 artworks selected from over 250 international submissions are included in the exhibition and featured in a full-color print catalog. This year, the 45 selected artists represent 4 countries, 18 states, and 44 cities. Click here to see a list of winners.
Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes from the Higdon Collection
This exhibition, curated by the Gibbes Museum of Art, highlights magnificent Hudson River School landscapes from the private collection of Ann and Lee Higdon. The Hudson River School is the first native school of painting in the United States. The majority of the works depict serene scenes which celebrate the picturesque beauty of our nation and reflect the collective desire of the Hudson River painters to develop a uniquely American visual language, independent of European schools of painting. with a discerning eye for quality, the Higdon collection features significant American artists including Albert Bierstadt, William Bradford, Jasper Francis Cropsey, William hart, William Trost Richards, and many others.
Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare
Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare offers exhibits at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini (3330 Masonic Drive) and Rapides Regional Medical Center (211 Fourth Street). The CHRISTUS Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing is located on the 1st floor of the Outpatient Center across the hall from Radiology. The Rapides Regional Art Gallery is located in the South Tower between the lobby and the Emergency Room. Read below for more details on this month’s exhibits.
In June 2017, the Christus Cabrini Gallery for Reflection features the photographs of Sarah Whitt Salley.
The Rapides Regional Art Gallery features art by Jade Stubbs. Additionally, artist Morgan Reese will be visiting the Rapides Cancer Center to paint every other Monday and she will be making visits to the Pediatric floor to do bedside arts with patients too!
Most of the art is for sale with proceeds going to Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare’s healing arts programs. Call (318) 769-7602 for more information.This exhibit is free and open to the public.
River Oaks Square Arts Center
Visit River Oaks Square Arts Center starting June 2nd to view these three new exhibits. The opening is Friday, June 2nd from 5 to 7 PM. River Oaks is located at 1330 Second Street in Alexandria’s Downtown Cultural Arts District. River Oaks is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Friday and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays. Admission may be paid at the door.
Exhibit Dates: June 2 – July 15, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, June 2, 5:00 to 7:00pm
Bolton Davis Gallery
Billy Rae Mangham & Carl Block
Stokes Harris Gallery
Galerie des Amis