Here’s what’s happening in the area arts and cultural scene:
The Futures Fund, a workforce development program designed to create digital, literary, visual and performing arts-based-entrepreneurial opportunities for all East Baton Rouge students ages 14-18, is accepting applications for the spring session. Students and their parents/guardians can complete an online application until Jan. 25 by visiting thefuturesfund.org. Selected students will be notified by Feb. 1. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit thefuturesfund.org.
The Walls Project is looking for local volunteers of all ages for the “Murals on Main Street,” from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18. Materials will be provided. For more information, visit thefuturesfund.org,
The deadline is Jan. 20 for entries to the 2016 Brush with Burden Juried Art Exhibition. The show is open to all U.S. residents age 17 and older and to all art media except video and film. Works must be original, produced in the past three years and never been exhibited in this show. For more information, email email@example.com.
Artists and photographers of all ages can submit works for the River Community Church art and photography exhibit, which runs from Jan. 17 through Feb. 14 at the church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville. For more information, call (225) 744-4367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty, alumni and students in the LSU School of Music will present a performance of Terrance McNally’s “Master Class” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive. Admission is free. For more information, visit .music.lsu.edu.
Artist Suzanne King will present a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, coinciding with her exhibit, “String Theory: The Art of Manipulation,” at the St. Tammany Art Association’s Art House, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. The exhibit runs through Feb. 6. Admission is free. For more information, visit sttammanyartassociation.org.
Tickets are on sale for “Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14-15, in the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ James Devin Moncus Theatre, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Tickets are $25-$35; call (337) 233-7060 or visit acadianacenterforthearts.org.
The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, will present a free lecture on “The Portrait, the Artist, and the Patron” by Southern regional art historian and visiting LSU professor Claudia Kheel at noon Wednesday, Jan. 13. The museum also is hosting a free “Portraits and Pastels” workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Seating is limited. To register or for more information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or visit westbatonrougemuseum.com.
The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, in partnership with West Baton Rouge Parish Schools will host the annual Talented Art Student exhibit on Saturday, Jan. 16. The show runs through March 6 and will include art by students enrolled in the Talented Art program in the parish’s elementary, middle and high schools. For more information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or visit westbatonrougemuseum.com.
— Robin Miller