Baton Rouge Gallery, a BREC facility, is holding its Logophilia art show through March 30.

The exhibition’s title literally translates to “a love of words and word games,” something shared by and evident in the work of each of the six gallery artist members featured, a news release.

The six artists featured in the exhibition — all based in Louisiana — are Jamie Baldridge, Dawn Black, Mary Claire Delony, Kathryn Hunter, Kelli Scott Kelley and Jacqueline Dee Parker.

The exhibit is the first of four 2016 exhibitions scheduled in part to celebrate Baton Rouge Gallery’s 50th anniversary.

Admission is free during normal gallery hours, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Baton Rouge Gallery partnered with Forward Arts in presenting Logophilia. A nonprofit organization also based in Baton Rouge, Forward Arts is a multigenerational collective of youth, artists and educators committed to providing learning opportunities in southeastern Louisiana.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Baton Rouge Gallery’s Sundays@4 series will host a special reading from Forward Arts students and instructors on Sunday. The presentation is free and open to the public.

BREC hosts egg hunts

Celebrate the Easter season at one of BREC’s Community Egg Hunts planned in various parks in March.

Activities will include themed recreational games, arts and crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

The first egg hunt is set from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 18 at Plank Road Park. BREC encourages participants to bring flashlights for this nighttime egg hunting extravaganza. The event also will feature outdoor adventure slacklining and candy provided by Elmer Chocolate.

The second egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 19 at Highland Road Community Park. The first 103 participants will receive free Easter baskets.

This year, BREC also is offering three egg hunts for the “young at heart” at BREC’s Adult Leisure Bunny Hops for adults over 50. Participants are invited to being their grandchildren for a host of intergenerational activities.

On March 22, participants can visit Jackson Community Park from 10 a.m. to noon or Womack Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On March 23, participants are invited to Mills Avenue Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

For information, call (225) 272-9200 or visit

Safe rides offered

Personal injury law firm Dudley DeBosier is offering free cab rides home on the day of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade through its Safe Ride Home program to reduce drinking and driving during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Free rides will be available from noon to 3 a.m. March 12 and only are available from an establishment that serves alcohol to a place of residence within Baton Rouge.

Call Yellow Cab Baton Rouge at (225) 926-6400 and mention Dudley DeBosier to arrange a free ride.

Editor’s Note: This story was changed on March 10 to correct date of Plank Road Park egg hunt. Due to predicted inclement weather, BREC has rescheduled the Plank Road Community Egg Hunt, originally scheduled Friday. The egg hunt will now take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 18 at Plank Road Park, 19550 Plank Road.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.