Tickets are on sale for Runnels community theater production of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, set for 7 p.m. Aug. 26-27, and 2 p.m. Aug. 28, at the Runnels Theatre for the Performing Arts, 17255 S. Harrells Ferry Road.

The show features a cast of adults and students, along with a live orchestra conducted by Runnels Advanced Band Director Jill Swetnam, with vocal direction by Chris Pyfrom. Ann Dalrymple is the director.

Tickets are $15, adults; and $12, students. All tickets are $20 at the door. For tickets or more information, call (225) 751-2192.

Totem at Caffery

The exhibit Totem by Ruth Siporski will run through Sept. 3 at Caffery Gallery, 4016 Government St. at Richland.

The exhibit includes recent two- and three-dimensional sculptural clay totems from a foot to 6 feet in height. Also on exhibit are clay wall boxes with miniature objects inside, as well as wall totems. For more information, call (225) 388-9397.

Godspell tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the musical Godspell, set for 7 p.m. Aug. 4-6 and 2 p.m. Aug. 8, in the Studio Theatre in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive on campus.

This is a co-production by Swine Palace, Playmakers of Baton Rouge and the LSU Performing Arts Academy. The cast and staff will consist of community youth and adults, as well as Swine Palace resident actors and LSU Theatre students.

Admission is pay-what-you-can on Aug. 4. Tickets are $10 for all other performances and are available at the door. For more information, call (225) 578-9277.


New artists at Frameworks

Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road, will introduce the work of new artists in its show White Hot, which opens with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 22. The show will run through Aug. 20.

Featured artists are Janene Grodesky, Lou DeAngelo, Natalie Clay, Peter McGrew, George Ufford, Don Day and Mitch Evans.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0581.


LAAG events

The Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild, 2490 Silverest Ave., has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

•The Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild’s annual Summer Judged Show runs through Sept. 15 at the Independence Park Theatre Gallery, 7800 Independence Blvd. There will be a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7, which will feature a demonstration by Sheryl Southwick.

•An exhibit of new artwork by guild members will open Aug. 15 at Forum Salon in Towne Center, 7425 Corporate Blvd., Suite 805.

•Registration is open for an intermediate drawing class, Figure Drawing from the Model, by Steve Shamburger from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Studio in the Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. The fee is $200 for guild members and $225 for nonmembers. To register, call (225) 803-6785 or email

•Registration is open for Roberta Loflin’s class Elements of Abstracts in Watermedia from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 10, 17, 24, at the Studio in the Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. The fee is $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers. To register, call (225) 803-6785 or email

•Registration is open for Larry Downs’ All Levels Acrylic Classes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Studio in the Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. The monthly fee is $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers.

•Registration is open for Life Drawing Sessions from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Studio in the Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. Sessions are open studio with no instructor. The nightly fee is $10, and the monthly fee is $30.

To register or for more information, call (225) 926-4657.


In West Baton Rouge

The exhibit Cycle of Hope, featuring a series of abstract acrylic paintings by Christie Williams, will run through Aug. 21 in the West Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Meeting Room Gallery, 830 N. Alexander Ave., Port Allen.

The exhibit represents changes, challenges and trials in life. Williams is a gifted and talented teacher in the West Baton Rouge Parish School System. For more information, call (225) 342-7920.


Ortner exhibits in N.Y.

Painter Frederick Ortner, a professor in the LSU College of Art & Design’s Painting and Drawing division, will have pieces appearing in The Prince Street Gallery’s 2011 National Juried Exhibition as well as in The First Street Gallery’s 2011 National Juried Show, both in New York.

Out of 923 images submitted nationwide by 254 artists, 65 works were selected for the Prince Street Gallery show. For more information, call (646) 230-0246 or (646) 336-8058.


At Danse Noir

Danse Noir Studio, 3330 Woodcrest Drive, Suite A, hosted its second Spring Recital at the LSU Union Theater on June 12.?

The recital is the culminating event of the year as each class showcases what it has learned throughout the year. Danse Noir Studio is a relatively new studio in the community that offers dance classes for children ages 3-18. Cleve Dunn Jr. is the studio’s CEO, and Ashley R. Cox partners with Dunn as the artistic director.

The studio’s season begins in August and ends in May, and registration is Aug. 1. For more information, call (225) 926-3235.


At the Hilliard Museum

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, is featuring several exhibits:

•Saturday, July 23, Copley to Warhol opens. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the New Orleans Museum of Art has organized a special exhibition that is traveling to four museums throughout Louisiana.

It consists of 30 of the finest American paintings in the New Orleans Museum of Art’s collection.

The show runs through Sept. 17.

•Wednesday, July 20-Dec. 17, Fabulous Flatware: Non-traditional Tools of the Table, The William P. Hood Jr. Collection. Flatware designs and place settings are grouped thematically into eight sections.

•Wednesday, July 20-Sept. 17, two exhibitions drawn from the Hilliard’s collection: American and European Painting and Modern and Contemporary Art.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9-noon Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is charged. For more information, call (337) 482-2278.


Bartlett wins award

Michael Bartlett, a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, recently won the Modern Engagement Ring Category and was awarded Best in Show at the JCK 2011 Platinum Innovation Awards hosted by the Platinum Guild, International.

The competition is the most comprehensive jewelry gathering in Las Vegas. Bartlett graduated in Industrial Design at ULL and began working at Stiller, Inc., in 2009, where he was hired as one of three associate designers. For more information, call (337) 482-6012.

Series tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana’s Singer + Songwriter series, which kicks off Aug. 5 with Keith Sykes and Richard Leigh at the James Devin Moncus Theater in the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette.

The series will continue with Sykes and Jerry Jeff Walker on Dec. 1 and concludes with Leigh and Guy Clark on May 11, 2012. Sykes and Leigh also will host six workshops on Aug. 6. The fee is $100 a person for each workshop.

To register, call (337) 237-2787, ext. 201. For tickets, call (337) 233-7060.


Stewart receives award

The College of the Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette announces the honoree for its sixth annual Festival of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year’s recipient will be Joe Stewart, a Lafayette native turned famed production designer. Stewart has worked on sitcoms, award shows, special events, game shows, charity telethons, talk shows, music and variety series and specials and live theatrical productions. To date, he and partner John Shaffner have received three Primetime Emmy Awards for David Copperfield specials and one for The George Lopez Show, three Daytime Emmy Awards for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, one for the George and Alana Show, one Art Director’s Guild Award, and one Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. In addition to being the Festival of the Arts Honoree for the ULL College of the Arts, Stewart also will be Artist in Residence with the ULL College of the Arts for 2011-2012.

The Festival of the Arts will take place March 22-30, 2012. For more information, call (337) 482-6224.


At the WWII Museum

The National World War II Museum, 985 Magazine St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events this week:

•Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Lunchbox Lecture, Nathan Huegen presents “1936 Olympics.”

•6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, meet the author, Gerald Steinacher, author of Nazis on the Run.

•6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only ticket, Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, the production Make ‘Em Laugh, The Stage Door Canteen.

•11 a.m. brunch seating, Sunday, July 24, the production Make ‘Em Laugh, The Stage Door Canteen.

•1-2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Jesuit Percussion Ensemble performance.

•Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Knit-in at the Museum.

•Sunday, July 24, Sunday Swing, featuring Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 1-2 p.m., free dance lessons; 2-4 p.m., live music.

•Registration is open for The Winston Churchill Symposium on Sept. 10 in The Stage Door Canteen. This event is hosted by The National World War II Museum in partnership with the Churchill Society of New Orleans.

For tickets, to register or more information, call (504) 527-6012.


At the Ogden Museum

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events this week:

•7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, film screening of Live at Preservation Hall: Louisiana Fairytale, a film by Danny Clinch. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for museum members, $10 for nonmembers.

•2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, film screening of The Big Uneasy, a film by Harry Shearer. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

•6 p.m. Monday, July 25, a film screening of God’s Architects, a film by Zack Godshall and Emilie Taylor.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

For tickets or more information, call (504) 539-9650.

At Jonathan Ferrara

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans, is showing the exhibits New Paintings by Adam Mysock and New Drawings on Mylar and Fresco Works by Japanese artist Rieko Fujinami through Wednesday, July 20.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call (504) 522-5471.