The West Baton Rouge Parish Museum opens its newest exhibit Saturday titled “Angela Gregory: From Paris to Port Allen,” which will be on display until June 12.
The exhibit features the sculpture and other art of Angela Gregory, a New Orleans native and 1925 graduate of Newcomb College.
Gregory studied art in Paris before returning to New Orleans, where she received numerous commissions from across the state, including the Henry Watkins Allen monument in Port Allen. The Confederate general was the 17th governor of Louisiana. Port Allen and Allen Parish are named in his honor.
Her work on the Bienville Monument in New Orleans as well as her personal and religious works are also part of the museum’s exhibit.
The exhibit is on loan to West Baton Rouge Museum from the Newcomb Museum of Fine Art.
Also, an exhibit featuring photography from Aaron Williams, the former editor of the West Side Journal in Port Allen, is on display at the museum until April 30.
Titled “Go Love Africa: Portraits from Uganda and Madagascar,” the exhibit also features photographs taken by Nathan Dewberry, who traveled with Williams to Uganda in 2014 and Madagascar in 2015.
Go Love Africa is an organization that gives people in remote villages in Africa the opportunity to own a photo of themselves — something so many lack.
In a news release Williams said, “We printed more than 1,200 photos in the remote villages of Nankoma, Bugiri and Buwini. Some villagers wanted a picture by themselves. Others wanted one with their family or friends. Many of the villagers live in huts made of mud, straw and any other material they could gather, and most live without electricity or running water.”
For information, visitwestbatonrougemuseum.com.
Local bank to host art show
Plaquemine Bank and Trust Company will host the 29th annual Art Alert Show on April 20 and is now looking for artists to participate.
The Art Alert Show is open to all Iberville and West Baton Rouge residents.
There are categories for children under 10 years old, children between the ages of 10 to 13, young adults ages 14 to 18, and adults 18 years old and older (including both professional and non-professional artists).
Each artist in the adult category may enter a maximum of two pieces that have not been previously entered in this contest, in any two-dimensional format. Artists under 18 years old may enter just one piece.
First-, second- and third-place prizes of $75, $50 and $25, respectively, will be awarded in each category.
Art entries may be delivered to the bank from April 4-19. Plaquemine Bank will host a reception to recognize all participants at 4 p.m. April 20. The reception is open to the public.
Rosedale high alumni meets
The Thomas A. Levy High School Class of 1967 will hold a class meeting at 4 p.m. April 10. All graduates from the Class of ’67 are asked to attend.
The meeting will take place at the Maringouin Meeting Center on the corner of La. 77 and Wheelock Lane, next to the Council on Aging Center. For information, contact class president John E. Simien at (225) 385-8887 or vice president Daisy Hawkins-Thomas at (225) 625-2185.
Submit news to Terry Jones at (225) 326-6627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.