LSU’s Museum of Art and the LSU School of Art Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery will be part of the citywide “Prospect.3+Baton Rouge: Notes Upriver” art and culture celebration Saturday and Sunday.
The two LSU facilities, both within the Shaw Center for the Arts at 100 Lafayette St. in downtown Baton Rouge, are among the 15 locations that will feature artwork and activities from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday.
Other locations hosting receptions from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday are Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive; Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.; Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S.; Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St.; LSU School of Art Foster Gallery, LSU campus; Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road; The Healthcare Gallery, 3488 Brentwood Drive, suite 103; Lagniappe Records, 705 St. Joseph St.; Capital Park Welcome Center, 702 River Road; The Walls Project Art & Design Center, Kress Building, Florida Boulevard; The Gallery at Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.
Prospect.3+ Baton Rouge is the capital region’s official extension of the contemporary art biennial Prospect.3 New Orleans, the largest biennial exhibition of international contemporary art in the U.S. It will feature art installations, exhibitions, film screenings and live events through Jan. 25. The event is coordinated by emerging arts organization Elevator Projects, with support from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, and will feature exhibitions and special projects throughout Baton Rouge.
During the weekend, the LSU Museum of Art will premiere an exhibit by emerging local artist Silas Breaux, titled “Dwelling.” Breaux was selected from among 20 other artists as the winner of the museum’s Love Local Art contest. An opening reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday in the museum, located on the building’s fifth floor. Admission is free throughout the weekend.
The Glassell Gallery, located on the first floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, will feature artwork by current LSU visiting artist Eric Avery, who is a physician, psychiatrist and printmaker. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 7.
Also on Saturday, Prospect.3+Baton Rouge will open its official exhibition, “Notes: Upriver,” made up of works by more than 100 artists in the 15,000-square-foot space on the fourth floor of the Chase Tower South, 451 Florida Blvd.
The artwork in the exhibition was curated by Rodneyna Hart, preparator of the LSU Museum of Art and curator of the Healthcare Gallery, and Raina Wirta, founder of Elevator Projects.
For more information, visit prospectbatonrouge.org.