Art Association closes show with reception _lowres

Photo provided by JoAnn Eiswirth -- Attending the Aug. 1 Red Hot Art Show's closing reception at River Regional Art Association's Depot Gallery are, from left, Courtney Hawkins, Terry Farrell and Tom Walker.

Artists and art lovers gathered Aug. 1 at the River Region Art Association’s Depot Gallery for the closing reception of the annual Red Hot Art Show.

Local musician Gaynell Moore entertained guests as they viewed artwork and submitted People’s Choice votes for the winning entries in the exhibition.

First place ribbons for the exhibition were awarded to Peggy Carbo in painting; Kathy Daigle, drawing; Kathleen “Kitty” Kuhnert, photography; Leiana Loveday Funck, digital art; and Terry Farrell, three-dimensional.

Founded in 1993, River Region Art Association’s mission is to bring artists and art advocates together to improve public awareness of all art forms. The association supports local artists, promotes the arts in the community, and provides educational opportunities for emerging and established artists, students and the general public.

River Region Art Association is funded in part through donations from individuals and area businesses, and the Recreation Department of the Ascension Parish and through in-kind support from the city of Gonzales and Houmas House Plantation.

It also is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.