The Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s Arts in Medicine program is showing an exhibit of paintings and mixed-media artworks in the exhibit “Katrina Remembered” in the Jones Walker Foyer in the Shaw Center for the Arts.
The show features artwork created by Baton Rouge General patients and visitors, demonstrating different artistic styles in illustrating themes of love, loss and rebirth, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
“Whether you were there in New Orleans, somewhere along the Gulf Coast or watching from a distant part of the country, you knew about Hurricane Katrina,” writes the hospital’s music therapist Mary Malloy in the exhibit’s main label. “For every person there was a unique story. Stories of survival, evacuation, escape, rescue, shootings, looting, horror, bravery, strangers helping strangers, providing shelter, saving lives. Stories of loss and lessons learned. This exhibit asks us to remember and honor those stories.”
Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
For more information, call (225) 346-5001 or visit shawcenter.org.