The LSU Museum of Art, at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., is hosting an exhibition on Hunt Slonem from April 22 to Aug. 5.

The show, “Antebellum Pop,” will feature Slonem’s bird, bunny and butterfly paintings.

Slonem will open the exhibition with a April 21 lecture at the museum.

Recycling time

The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council is open weekdays to recycle used electronics and sell refurbished equipment. During April, desktop computers are on sale for $50, and the $5 drop-off printer fee is waived for residents.

For information or shipping options, call (225) 379-3577, or visit for a list of items that are accepted.

NanoDays ahead

Nanoscale structures, such as a single strand of DNA, have existed in nature long before scientists began devoting their studies to them. However, this innovative field of study has contributed to numerous discoveries such as advanced applications in energy, information storage and medicine. Because of its promising future, organizations across the country celebrate NanoDays, a nationwide festival of programs about nanoscale science and engineering.

For the seventh year, LSU will host NanoDays at the Highland Road Park Observatory from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The free, family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature several hands-on activities, including a Scanning Probe Microscope, nanomaterials used to make stain-free clothes, liquid crystals and magnets and an oobleck — a liquid with both liquid and solid properties.

At 4 p.m., physicist Shane Stadler, a professor in the LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present “Magnetic Refrigeration: The New Cool.”

In addition, the observatory will have this month’s solar viewing session from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. through HRPO’s Coronado Solar Max II. Lunar viewing will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. showing a magnified daytime moon.

Art exhibition and gala

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Baton Rouge presents ?The Mind’s Eye Art Exhibition and Gala, featuring works of art from community artists living with mental illness. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 30 at the Community Gallery of The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, ?427 Laurel St.

The exhibit is presented to raise public awareness and provide education about mental illness, as well as to create an opportunity for artists to showcase their work. All proceeds go to artists.

Healthy cooking demo

Join the A.C. Lewis YMCA and learn how to make a healthy meal at a free healthy cooking demonstration. Learn techniques to prepare healthy meals, taste samples and win prizes. The demonstration will be held from 11 a.m. to noon April 28 at the A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive.

For more information or to register, contact Janene Grodesky at (225) 924-3606 or email

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