Dog-lovers joined art-lovers at "The Dog Show" group invitational exhibition, curated by Carol Leake at Studio Inferno in Arabi. Furry friends are the focus of the show, with a percentage of proceeds of art and catalogue sales going to St. Bernard Parish Animal Services and the Louisiana SPCA The exhibition is up through Feb. 11.


Advocate Photo by Steven Forster --Leroy's Place -- Andrew Freeman, Whitney Raynor, Emma Storm, Drew Gosselin


For the first time, the art center Leroy's Place opened up its secret puppet studio and workshop, allowing visitors to peek at current projects. Guests saw sets, puppets and paintings, and caught a sneak preview of the center’s first puppet film. And, of course, there were DJs and dancing.