Tickets are on sale for Swine Palace’s SummerFest 2013.

The company opens the festival with William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice from Tuesday through Sunday, June 25-30; followed by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from Tuesday through Sunday, July 23-28, both in the Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus.

Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, visit the website.


Rhythm and Hues

The exhibitRhythm and Hues, presented by the exhibiting members of the Associated Women in the Arts, will open on Thursday, June 6, at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd.

A reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, and the show will run through Sunday, Aug. 25. The colors of Louisiana’s rich musical heritage are reflected in this exhibit of original paintings.


At Beauregard Gallery

Artwork by Lin Bumgardner, Sally Conklin, Nancy Jean Tuten and Joseph “JoJo” Jilbert of Sally’s Circa 1857 and Artists Inside Circa 1857 will be on exhibit through Sunday, June 30, at the Beauregard Gallery and Bistro at 715 Europe St.

For more information, call (225) 383-1032.

Treasures continues

The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee’s Treasures of Pointe Coupee exhibit, featuring 175 pieces of artwork by 118 artists, continues Sunday, June 2, and Wednesday through Sunday, June 5-9, at the Julien Poydras Center, 500 Main St., New Roads. The event features two art markets.

For more information, call (225) 936-6509 or (225) 718-1574.

In West Baton Rouge

The exhibitHeroes: Photographs by Steve Schapiro will end Sunday, June 9, at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 945 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.

That exhibit will be followed by the touring show The Hunt for Treasure, which opens Saturday, June 15 andfocuses on the history of treasure, shipwrecks, pirates, other treasure-seekers and the tools and methods used in treasure hunting. The exhibit will run through Sunday, Sept. 15.

For more information, call (225) 336-2422.


In Jackson

A display of student art is featured in the windows of the Jackson Assembly’s Pipes-McKowen Building, Charter Street, Jackson, and in the office of the Clerk of Court, 12305 St. Helena St., Clinton.

The artwork was created by junior and senior students as a portion of the curriculum of the Fine Arts class at Silliman Institute in Clinton, taught by Mary Herget. Alice Kent, visiting artist, taught the studio section of the class.

For more information, call (225) 683-5145.

At the Masters Gallery

The Masters Art Gallery, 8775 Jefferson Highway, Suite C, is showing the seriesCrop and Wildlife Harvest, by painter Ramon Pabon.

In Crop, Pabon explores the fertile concept of nature with its fruits and richness of land. In Wildlife Harvest, he offers colorful expressionism through his lyrical and refined technique.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (225) 205-2421.


Jazz at LSU

Tickets are on sale for the Hot Summer Nights & Cool Jazz summer concert series, set for Thursdays, June 13 and 20, and Friday, June 21, in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus.

Tickets to each concert are $20, general admission; $15, seniors and LSU faculty and staff; and $10, LSU students with ID.

For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-6941 or visit the website.


Local dancers chosen

Members of Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will be joining accredited ballet training programs this summer such as American Ballet Theatre, Nashville Ballet and others. Dancers were selected through a rigorous audition process held at various locations throughout the country.

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre hosted regional auditions for three companies to consider dancers from Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Eleven dancers were selected to attend various programs:

  • Charlotte Rose Coyle and Eva Kruger were selected for American Ballet Theatre — Alabama;
  • Brittany Nettles and Campbell Wall, American Ballet Theatre — Austin,Texas;
  • Emelia Perkins, American Ballet Theatre — New York City;
  • Juliet Alise, American Ballet Theatre — North Carolina;
  • Giselle Doucet, Natalie Gaspard, Allyson Gonzales and Angelica Gonzales, Nashville Ballet; and
  • Emma Camile Barbin, The Rock School, West Chester,


The ballet theater also will host its own summer intensives. To register or for more information, call (225) 766-8379 or email nicole@batonrougeballetä ON THE INTERNET:

At Rosedown

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, will continue its series of “Garden Tour Fridays” with a guided garden tour at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7.

The site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $10, adults ages 18-60; $8, seniors ages 62 and older; and $4, students ages 6-17. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free.

Tickets for only the garden tour are $5 for ages 18 and older.

For more information, call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110.


At Corks N Canvas

Registration is open for summer camps at all Corks N Canvas locations: 711 Jefferson Hwy.; 2589 Florida St., Mandeville; 119 Focis St., Metairie; and 700 Dublin St., New Orleans.

For camp schedules, to register or more information, visit the website.


Board chairman elected

On May 13, at its annual meeting, Opera Louisiane elected Todd Schexnayder, senior vice president of Human Resources at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as board chairman effective July 1. Schexnayder previously has served as the governance chairman for Opera Louisiane.

The following other officers also were elected: Kay Radlauer, vice chairwoman; Susan Leake, secretary; and Peter Barrios, treasurer.

Russell Chapman, Ellen Snyder, Helen Hoffpauir and Sara Lou Hill also were confirmed as new directors for Opera Louisiane at this meeting.


At the Hilliard museum

The exhibitThe New Art of the Loom: International Contemporary Tapestries will run through Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Also showing is Folk Art from the Permanent Collection, through Saturday, Aug. 24; and Gumbo: Connecting Community & Collections, through Saturday, Dec. 14.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to noon Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call (337) 482-2278.


At Golden Gallery

Rolland Golden Gallery, 439 Main

Natchez, Miss., will host its monthly Second Saturday program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

The program will run in conjunction with the upcoming Civil War Sesquicentennial events, and the gallery will feature Rolland Golden’s Civil War paintings, drawings and prints.

For more information, call (601) 304-5500 or email rollandä ON THE INTERNET:

At Walter Anderson

Registration is open for summer camp at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Miss. To register, for a schedule or for more information, email

Also, a gallery walk-through, featuring Anderson’s son John Anderson, is set for noon Tuesday, June 11.

For more information, call (228) 872-3164.


Southern Rep in New York

Southern Repertory Theatre’s Mainstage production of David Ives’ Venus in Fur will build on its recent successful local run at the Contemporary Arts Center and Mid-City Theatre with a three-week booking at GEVA Theatre Center’s Nextstage Season through Sunday, June 9, in Rochester, N.Y.

GEVA Theatre is the leading professional theater in the Genesee Valley, reaching more than 180,000 patrons a year.

The production directed by Southern Rep’s Producing Artistic Director, Aimée Hayes, features local actors Veronica Russell and Todd d’Amour.


At The Front

The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, will open exhibits with a reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

The first, Subduction Zone: 15 Videos from Portland, Oregon, was curated by Stephen Slappe and features artists engaged with utopian ideals riddled with uncertainty via humor and the strange.

The second is an exhibit of neon, drawing and installations, featuring Jerry Therio’s neon mixed into graffiti by Jonathan Shaw, along with drawings by Christopher Deris.

The shows will run through Sunday, July 7. For more information, call (504) 920-3980.


At Jonathan Ferrara

The group showPhiladelphia, curated by Jonathan Ferrara, runs through Wednesday, July 24, at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans.

Also, the deadline is Saturday, June 15, for entries to the 17th annual No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition, set for Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Saturday, Sept. 28, at the gallery.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment.

For more information, call (504) 522-5471 or email



The exhibitInventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939, will run through Sunday, Aug. 4, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, New Orleans.

The exhibit will include a lecture by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 7; and a lecture by Judith Bonner, senior curator/curator of art at The Historic New Orleans Collection, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14.

For more information, call (504) 658-4100.


Street market set

The next Piety Street Market is set for 11 a.m. to

4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Admission is free.

For more information, call (504) 269-3982 or email creemcStradivarius concert set

Tickets are on sale for a concert by violinist Matteo Fedeli, known as the “Man of the Stradivarius,” set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe St., New Orleans.

The concert is presented by the American Italian Cultural Center of New Orleans.

A reception will follow at the center, 537 S. Peters St., New Orleans. Tickets are $25-$125.

For tickets, call (504) 522-7294, email or visit the website.