Forum 35 has announced jurors for the eighth annual Art Melt, set for July 16 at the Louisiana State Museum-Baton Rouge, 660 N. Fourth St.
Jurors are Kelli Scott Kelly, associate professor in the LSU School of Art; Benjamin Hickey, curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe; and Rachel Wolff, a Brooklyn-based critic who covers art for New York magazine, The New York Times, Town & Country, Bloomberg Businessweek, and several other publications.
Voice Coaches class
Registration is open for the class Voiceovers: Getting Paid to Talk from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 28 in Room 108, Tureaud Hall on the LSU campus. The class will be conducted by Voice Coaches of Albany, N.Y., through LSU Leisure Classes. The fee is $48 or $38 for students. To register or for more information, call (225) 578-5119.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.voicecoaches.com
Eat for the Arts
Tickets are on sale for the Perkins Historic Merchants District Association?s Eat for the Arts from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 16. More than 20 restaurants and merchants in the district will participate, offering food and drinks, live dance, music and art performances. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available by visiting the association?s web site.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.perkinshistoricmerchants.org
Children?s art classes
Registration is open for Darlene Morris? children?s and teens? summer art classes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning June 22. Classes will offer instruction in drawing, watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic for children age 8 and older at any level of experience. The fee is $10 per class. Class size is limited. To register, for class location or more information, call (225) 201-1234.?
Lost Arts program set
Rosedown State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, will feature demonstrations of the lost art of basket weaving in its monthly interpretive program ?Lost Arts of the Nineteenth Century? from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18. For more information, call (225) 635-3110.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.lastateparks.com
Spay Baton Rouge
Spay Baton Rouge has leftover items for sale from its March Soiree. These were auction items that either did not sell or winners did not pick up. For a list of items and prices or more information, call (225) 752-5158.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.spaybatonrouge.org
Spears in Washington
Former Baton Rouge resident Dennis W. Spears, a Southern University graduate, is starring as Nat ?King? Cole in the production I Wish You Love through Sunday, June 19, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Spears sings more than 20 of Cole?s songs in the production.
Therese Knowles will talk about her exhibit The Secret Language of Women from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Caffery Gallery, 4016 Government St. The exhibit features mixed media paintings and ceramics and will run through July 2. For more information, call (225) 388-9397.
The Louisiana State Museum- Patterson, 118 Cotton Road at U.S. 90, Patterson, will open the exhibit The Outside Art of David Butler, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. The show features 20 metal cutouts and kinetic sculptures by the late Patterson artist. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (985) 399-1268.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://lsm.crt.state.la.us
At the Hilliard Museum
Several events are scheduled this month at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 710 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette:
- The exhibit Ancestral Memories: The Work of Imna Arroyo runs through July 9.
- Tickets are now on sale for the Acadiana Wine and Food Festival, set for Oct. 30.
- Summer Toddler Tuesday takes place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Tuesday on the second floor, and includes story time and a chance for children to play with the museum?s collection of toys, puzzles and educational games. Admission is free.
For more information, call (337) 482-2278.
Several events are scheduled at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette.
- Tickets are on sale for a performance by Irma Thomas at 8 p.m. Friday, June 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. Members? tickets are $33 in advance and $40 at the door. Nonmember tickets are $35 in advance and $42 at the door.
- Tickets are on sale for the center?s fundraiser, the Brewmasters? Dinner June 30 in the James Devin Moncus Theater in the center. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets also are on sale for the fundraiser Gulf Brew 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 23.
For tickets or more information, call (227) 233-7060.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org
In St. Martinville
The final performance in the Evangeline Players? production The Glass Menagerie will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, in the Duchamp Opera House, 200 S. Main St., St. Martinville. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call (337) 394-6604.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.evangelineplayers.org
The exhibit Jazz Photography by Herman Leonard will open June 20 at the Ohr-O?Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. The show will run through Nov. 27. Also, the exhibit William Dunlap: Look At It ? Think About It opens June 27 and runs through Dec. 4; and Brian Nettles: Design in Three Dimensions opens June 25 and runs through Nov. 27, in the Mississippi Sound Welcome Center. For more information, call (228) 374-5547.
At the WWII Museum
The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, has unveiled its newest edition, the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where visitors can watch curators refurbish historic PT-boats, tanks and other artifacts. The $3.2 million project was partially funded by an award from the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration. For more information, call (504) 528-1944.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.nationalww2museum.org
At Southern Rep
Tickets are on sale for Southern Repertory Theatre?s program Louisiana Ladies set for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 27 at the Louisiana State Museum?s The Cabildo, 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. Tickets are $45, reserved seating; $25, general admission. For tickets or more information, call (504) 522-6545.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.SouthernRep.com
Antiques forum set
Registration is open for the fourth annual New Orleans Antiques Forum presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection Aug. 4-7 at the collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Registration starts at $100, and this year?s theme is ?French at Heart: Continental Influence in the Gulf South.? To register or for more information, call (504) 523-4662.
- ON THE INTERNET: http://www.hnoc.org
At Jonathan Ferrara
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans, is featuring the exhibits Wrong Sounding Stories; New Paintings by Adam Mysock, Eternal Moment: New Drawings on Mylar and Fresco Works by Japanese Artist Reiko Fujinami and Sidonie Villere: New Sculptures and Paintings. Also, the deadline is Wednesday, June 15, for submissions to the 15th annual No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (504) 522-5471.