The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, will host a reception at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, to honor and thank the men and women of the Greater Baton Rouge area who serve as first responders and emergency responders.

The reception coincides with and commemorates the 10th anniversary of the tragic events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. A brief program will include remarks from La. Secretary of State Tom Schedler, the U.S. Army Color Guard, and the Blue Star Moms. Following the reception, there will be a screening of the 2006 film World Trade Center. The reception is free.

Also, the exhibit Cathartic Art: Remembering September 11th will run through Sept. 18; Morley, the Vanished Lumber Town will run through Oct. 2; and the museum’s one-woman show Civil War Women Perspectives: A Historical Performance is traveling to classrooms. To schedule a show or for more information, call (225) 336-2422.

• ON THE INTERNET: http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com

N.O. Ballet in BR

Tickets are on sale for a performance by the New Orleans Ballet Theatre at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The program will include George Balanchine’s Who Cares? with live music, along with Gregory Schramel’s Patriotism. Tickets are $28.50. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.

• ON THE INTERNET: http://www.manshiptheatre.org

At the Union Gallery

The exhibit The Emancipated Figure: Contemporary Reflections will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the LSU Student Union Gallery, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. The show runs through Oct. 16, and features 15 Louisiana artists and their varied interpretations of the human figure. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-5162 or (225) 578-8256.

• ON THE INTERNET: email: unionartgallery@lsu.edu

http://www.lsu.edu/union

Willow Oak to perform

Tickets are on sale for two performances of Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet’s An Evening of Dance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, and 2 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The show features four premiere choreographic works by Artistic Director Tamu Wilson Ortenzio. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.

• ON THE INTERNET: http://www.manshiptheatre.org

Cangelosi seeks dancers

The Cangelosi Dance Project Company is seeking dancers in the following categories:

•Four dancers for the pre-professional scholarship program - part-time and full-time - consisting of dancers 17-20 who follow an intensive dance training and performance program.

•Two company members 20-28 who are interested in performing local shows only.

•Two dancers for the featured professional team who are paid performers for contracted shows for main stage shows and touring.

Auditions will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Cangelosi Dance Project, 3749 Perkins Road.

To schedule an audition or for more information, call (225) 291-4587.

• ON THE INTERNET: email: kcangelosi1@cox.net

http://www.cangelosidanceproject.com

LAAG events

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

•The Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild’s Annual Summer Judged Show will be on display through Sept. 15 at Independence Park Theatre Gallery, 7800 Independence Blvd. Admission is free.

•Work by guild members will be exhibited beginning Sept. 15 at the Forum Salon in Towne Center, Suite 805, 7425 Corporate Blvd.

•Registration is open for Larry Downs’ All Levels Acrylic Class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. The fee is $50 a month for guild members and $75 for nonmembers. To register, call (225) 275-8835 or email larrygdowns@yahoo.com.

•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. The fee is $10 per session or $30 per month. To register or for more information, call (225) 926-4657.

• ON THE INTERNET: email: laagbr@laag-site.org

http://www.laag-site.org

At Glassell Gallery

The exhibit Works in Porcelain by Mary Louise Carter and Andy Show will open Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. There will be an artist reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17, and the show will run through Oct. 14. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 389-7180.

• ON THE INTERNET: email: artgallery@lsu.edu

http://www.glassellgallery.org

Turner in Lafayette

Paintings from Christopher Turner’s Tranquility collection are showing through Oct. 31 at Pour wine bar, Suite 107, 605 Silverstone Road, Lafayette. For more information, call (337) 706-7681.

Zombie Bash set

Registration is open for Of Moving Colors’ second annual Zombie Bash 5K walk/run for all ages, set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, beginning at The 13th Gate Haunted House, 832 Phillip St. Also, Of Moving Colors is hosting free classes to teach participants dance steps to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” which will be performed after the Zombie Bash. To find the class schedule, visit Of Moving Colors’ website. To register for the race, visit the website below.

• ON THE INTERNET: Registration: http://www.active.com/running/baton-rouge-la/baton-rouge-zombie-bash-a-5k-run-for-fun-2011int=29-12

http://www.ofmovingcolors.org

At the libraries

East Baton Rouge Parish libraries are showing several exhibits in September:

•Life Interpretations: Art Exhibit, featuring paintings by Irma Alexander, Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road. For more information, call (225) 778-5940.

•Constitution Week and Origami, Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. For more information, call (225) 763-2240.

•Through the Lens, featuring photos by members of the Louisiana Photographic Society, Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. For more information, call (225) 274-4440.

•Crewel Art and Turkey: A Country Where Continents Meet, Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. For more information, call (225) 756-1140.

•Heirloom Beading, Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road, Pride. For more information, call (225) 658-1540.

Author-Illustrator program

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 34th annual Author-Illustrator Program, featuring author and illustrator Jack Gantos, will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Also, registration is open for a Gantos-led workshop for teachers, writers and students at 8 a.m. Sept. 30. The fee is $25 for adults and $10 for students. To register or for more information, call (225) 231-3760.

Met performers in BR

Tickets are on sale for the concert From LSU to the Metropolitan, From the Metropolitan Back to You, featuring Metropolitan Opera performers Paul Groves and Lisette Oropesa at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Crowne Plaza Ballroom, 4728 Constitution Ave. Groves and Oropesa are graduates of the LSU School of Music. Tickets are $150 for premium admission and $100 for general admission. Proceeds benefit the LSU Voice/Opera Scholarship Fund. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-8594.

• ON THE INTERNET: email: Miriam@lsu.edu

http://www.cmda.lsu.edu

Golden in New York

Artist Rolland Golden’s exhibit Katrina, Natchez & the River is showing through Sept. 19 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, N.Y. Golden’s studio is in Folsom, and his gallery is in Natchez, Miss. For more information, call (601) 304-5500.

• ON THE INTERNET: http://www.rollandgoldengallery.com

At NOMA

Several events are scheduled at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Diboll Circle, New Orleans, in coming weeks:

•Tickets are on sale for Love in the Garden on Sept. 23. The Patron Party will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the Garden Party will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

•The exhibit The Elegant Image: Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Bronzes from the Indian Subcontinent in the Siddharth K. Bhansali Collection runs through Oct. 23.

•The installation Swoon Thalassa will be on view through Sept. 25 in the museum’s Great Hall.

•The exhibit Bookmarks: The Artist’s Response to Text runs through Nov. 27.?

• ON THE INTERNET: Love in the Garden tickets: http://noma.org/lovetickets.html

http://www.noma.org/exhibitions

At Ohr-O’Keefe

Mississippi artist William Dunlap will give a gallery talk from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. Dunlap’s work is on view in the Spotlight on Mississippi exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. The gallery talk is free for Ohr-O’Keefe Museum members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call (228) 374-5547.

• ON THE INTERNET: http://www.georgeohr.org

At the Ogden Museum

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

•Docent training will be take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 and Oct. 4. For information, email ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org.

•Painting After Hours for adults will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 20. The class accommodates the beginning student who has never painted. Cost is $250 for museum members and $275 for nonmembers. To register, call (504) 539-9608 or email ebalking@ogdenmuseum.org.

•The exhibit Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Collection of Alexa Kleinbard and Jim Roche runs through Sept. 18.

•The exhibit Spotlight on Mississippi runs through Sept. 18.

•The exhibit Mississippi Photographs, 1860s-Present runs through Sept. 18.

•The exhibit Birney Imes: Whispering Pines runs through mid-October.

•The exhibit Mississippi Mud: The Potters of Mississippi runs through Sept. 30.

•The exhibit A Technological Terrarium runs through Sept. 12.

•The exhibit Looking to Learn: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts runs through Sept. 30.

For more information, call (504) 539-9600.

• ON THE INTERNET: http://www.ogdenmuseum.org

At Tulane

The exhibit Text/Image runs through Sept. 22 at Carroll Gallery in the Woldenberg Art Center in the Newcomb College Art Department at Tulane University in New Orleans. For more information, call (504) 314-2228.

• ON THE INTERNET: http://carrollgallery.tulane.edu

Series kicks off

The New Orleans Center for Creative Art’s “On the Edge” gallery series’ first show is the 2011 Alumni Exhibit, which runs through Sept. 30 at the center’s gallery, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 940-2787.

• ON THE INTERNET: email: sdavid@nocca.com

Ballet auditions

The Moscow Ballet and Main Street Dance will conduct auditions at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, for children ages 7-16 at Main Street Dance, 119 S. Cypress St., Hammond. The children will perform side-by-side with 40 professionals in the Great Russian Nutcracker. Those accepted will perform on Dec. 29 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in New Orleans. For requirements or more information, call (985) 902-9229 or visit the website.

• ON THE INTERNET: http://www.nutcracker.com/Audition