Gallery Blog

ELISE TOUPS::

Featured in the Summer edition of The Southern Review

http://thesouthernreview.org/

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JACQUELINE DEE PARKER::

“Human life is observed as a series of balancing acts—in both mind and body—where gravity functions not only as a spatial, but also as an emotional and existential force”

“These pieces have the echo of past voices that stimulate memory and association and give the image resonant bits of language”

Read the full article: https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/magazine/krl/out-back/gallery.html

See Jacqueline’s available works in the gallery: http://www.annconnelly.com/artist-artworks/?at=JacquelineDeeParker&cat=-1&scat=-1

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DEDE LUSK::

Article in the May-June 2017 Issue of Louisiana Life

http://www.myneworleans.com/Louisiana-Life/May-June-2017/Fog-Machine/

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KEN TATE::

Collaboration with Bloomingdale’s Iconic Brown Bag!

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ROBERT RECTOR::

Artist Talk at the Manship Theatre

Tuesday, April 25th

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ROBERT RECTOR::

Five Decades of Abstraction: A Retrospective

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JILL HACKNEY::

Le marais, The Marsh

Exhibition March 13-April 1st     Jill Hackney Issuu Book

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WATERMARK BATON ROUGE::

Watermark Issuu Book

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WINIFRED ROSS REILLY::

Pieces starting at just $70!

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ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR::

Gallery artist Mia Kaplan is part of Intuit’s Quickbooks advertising campaign featuring makers and creatives across the country. Mia has been a strong and vibrant part of the museum and gallery scene in South Louisiana and her success as an entrepreneur in the arts continues to grow.

To see Mia’s artwork, please visit our website at http://www.annconnelly.com

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GIFTS UNDER $500:

Esteban Delgado

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Custom Framing for all of your Holiday Photos! 

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Joy Nagy

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MAURA SEGAL

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JAMES VELLA

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JACQUELINE DEE PARKER

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FRANCISCO DIAZ:: Buenos Aires muralist visits ACFA

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MEGAN SINGLETON:: Opening Reception

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WATERMARK HOTEL:: The Jewel of Downtown

At the new Watermark Hotel, a series of panels by Angela Gregory highlight a history of industry and artistry

BY CAROLINE ALBERSTADT

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The twelve-story building on the corner of Third and Convention streets

has most likely escaped the attention of visitors to downtown Baton Rouge for decades.

Stately but drab, forlorn with unrealized potential, it was originally christened

as the Louisiana National Bank building (LNB), in 1925. More recently,

it was known as the “SOB” (State Office Building), after the state purchased it in 1970

to house various departments.

Now in its third iteration, the elegant building has been transformed into

a posh boutique hotel known as Watermark, a Marriott Autograph Series property.

It’s difficult to imagine the travails of state bureaucracy being conducted

amid the grandeur of its lovely Classical interior: marble-clad mosaic floors and walls;

massive fluted plaster columns; coffered ceilings; a monumental staircase;

and the pièce de resistance, eight stunning polychrome bas-relief sculptures on the

frieze above the former bank lobby.

These incredibly detailed murals, created using subtractive methods of sculpting,

hang above the diners of the hotel’s new Southern-American restaurant and full service bar,

The Gregory. The Gregory is named after artist Angela Gregory, the creator of the panels,

who was widely considered a trailblazer for her work in a field dominated by men.

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Angela Gregory was born in New Orleans in 1903, daughter of a Tulane

engineering professor and a Newcomb potter. She graduated from the Art School of Newcomb College

in 1925 and went on to become the first person to receive a master’s degree from the

Tulane School of Architecture. Upon her graduation, Gregory was awarded a scholarship

to the Parson’s School in Paris, where she studied under the famed sculptor,

Antoine Bourdelle, a protégé of Auguste Rodin.

Gregory returned to Louisiana in 1928, but after living in 1920s Paris,

the New Orleans she returned to seemed devoid of artistic inspiration and rife

with oppressive heat and humidity. She pressed on, fostering a creative environment

in her home studio in Uptown New Orleans, surrounding herself with artists

and writers who would eventually change the face of the city into an arts mecca.

She quickly became a renowned sculptor and painter, breaking through the gender barrier

so prevalent at the time. But it was her public works projects, present in the most

important buildings being constructed around the state at that time, that put her on the map.

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The “Jewel of the Property”

Built in the early 1920s, LNB was Baton Rouge’s first “high rise” in the downtown

business district. Though constructed in the Art Deco era,

the building itself represents Neo-Classical architecture at its best:

understated and streamlined, yet traditional in details and style.

It was after WWII, as part of a 1948—49 renovation that saw the addition

of modern details to the LNB building, when Gregory was commissioned

to create the murals. During the renovations, the second floor balcony was enclosed,

creating an opportunity for the owners to commission artwork that would draw connections

between Louisiana and the banking industry. The panels’ large six-foot-by-twenty-foot size

was employed as an architectural feature to conceal the previous second floor

and to draw the eye upward, fifteen feet above the floor.

The Louisiana of 1948 had undergone significant modernization, and the visionary bankers

wanted to celebrate that progress. Gregory was asked to create eight murals

depicting various aspects of Louisiana commerce such as cotton farming, logging,

shipping, railroads, aviation, petroleum, sugar refining, and, of course,

Louisiana State University. Other iconic themes include the Old Mississippi River Bridge

and the Louisiana Purchase.

Detailed imagery of cypress trees draped with Spanish moss, acres of sugar cane fields,

a mother pelican and her nestlings, and jaunty palmetto fronds adorn each panel,

creating a visual feast of Louisiana culture. The resulting works are colorful and expressive,

with a crisp modernity that hearkens back to Gregory’s days as a supervisor for the

Works Project Administration.

When Ann Connelly, the art consultant on the building’s current renovation,

declared the murals the “jewel of the property,” owner and developer Mike Wampold

decided to spend considerable effort making them and the artist the main focus

of the hotel visitor’s experience. He arranged to have the panels restored to their original grandeur.

Elise Grenier, the project’s art restoration consultant,

found the panels in decent condition but not without damage from

moisture and mechanical etching from ventilation systems that, over the years,

had created salt blooms and discoloration. Atmospheric agents and air currents

(read: too much air conditioning) caused “mechanical abrasion, blistering,

and detachment of both the plaster and the paint layer, resulting in losses in all strata,”

according to Grenier. After careful handling by the experts and craftspeople,

the murals once again render beautifully the bankers’ original intention: state pride.

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The Hotel

Wampold Companies has a reputation for creating landmark businesses out of

left-behind structures. The company’s previous work with the Marriott

Autograph Series includes the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel

on Bluebonnet Boulevard, where they created an upscale lodging experience

from an unfinished dormitory structure, empty for over twenty years.

They’ve done it again with the Watermark.

When the LNB building underwent renovation in 1948—49,

modern design details were added which today help to inform the

overall interior design concept, creating a complex layering

of aesthetic elements. Hallmarks of the Classical style were employed

throughout the original building, such as Carrara marble arches

and a majestic book-matched stone, all retained today as the wall décor

in the new meeting rooms on the basement level.

Because of the historic nature of the building and its designation within a

National Historic District, certain architectural elements were preserved;

but most of the upper story walls were removed.

The name of the hotel draws upon the identity of the building as a decades-old

banking institution and upon its close proximity to and view of the

Mississippi River. Looking out from the upper story windows, the view across the

Shaw Center of the Arts to the bridge is remarkable.

With 144 rooms, nothing about the hotel interior is average.

Rooms on the upper floors boast jewel-like custom lighting fixtures,

plush indigo carpeting, walls covered in subtle metallic graphics,

and bespoke wardrobes clad in a gold tone sheen and metal mesh.

The guest room doors resemble those of old vaults as a nod to the massive

receptacles in the basement which once contained the assets of the

Baton Rouge business community, tying industrial symbolism into the building.

A sense of whimsy was handily employed by the interior designer,

Doug Detivaux of Gensler Associates, to enhance an otherwise dowdy old bank building.

He and Connelly inserted a sense of Louisiana’s colorful history through

the use of sculpture, photography, and “larger than life” lenticular prints that

play two-dimensional tricks on the eye in the entry vestibule.

The personal influence of owner-developer Wampold is evident in the naming

of the New York-style deli, Milford’s on Third, an homage to Wampold’s grandfather,

Milford Wampold, who owned a grocery with a deli counter in north Louisiana.

These personal touches, so rare in typical chain restaurants and

lodging establishments, set Watermark apart.

What’s sure to be a guest favorite is the room located directly above the

grand entrance on the second floor. In this space, a massive arched metal window greets

the street and one feels momentarily transported to a posh Manhattan enclave.

In fact, the entire building is unlike anything Baton Rouge has ever seen.

It’s about as urban as one can get in this downtown down South by the river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMERCE BUILDING::

For more images visit this link to our digital catalog: https://issuu.com/annconnellyfineart/docs/commerce_artwork

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 MARA SEGAL::

Using a combination of acrylic paint and carefully selected new and antique papers,

Mara creates multi-layered works of art.

The papers are cut into thin strips and other geometric and organic shapes,

resulting in a complex universe of balance, texture, color and vibrant rhythms,

emulating their coexistence in the urban landscape.

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 MIA KAPLAN::

TWILIGHT AND THE DANCE OF TREES: A Solo Exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Mia Kaplan

Opening Reception: August 25 // 5-7pm

Artist Talk: 6pm

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY

615 City Park Avenue

New Orleans, LA

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MEGAN SINGLETON::

Upcoming Exhibition @ Ann Connelly Fine Art

 

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FRANCISCO DIAZ::

  Buenos Aires artist visits Ann Connelly Fine Art in the month of June

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Take a virtual tour of the gallery!

We are excited to announce our new location at Studio Park

at the intersection of Jefferson and Lobdell in Baton Rouge.

We will remain at our current location (4221 Perkins Road) until November, 2016.

Google tour created by JStephenYoung.com

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DOUG KENNEDY :: APRIL SPLASH EXHIBITION

“I use traditional methods of painting, oil, acrylic, pencils, sometimes collage,

to capture moments of action that lead me to a place of visual harmony.” – Doug Kennedy

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JOHNNY TAYLOR :: MARCH SPLASH EXHIBITIONJOHNNY TAYLOR

Born in Helena, Arkansas, Johnny Taylor grew up in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Early inspirations were MAD Magazine,

Star Wars, and the rock band KISS. When he entered school, Johnny drew variations of these subjects ad infinitum.

This interest in drawing led to a job producing a weekly comic strip at age 10. Thus encouraged, the young cartoonist

determined that he would always make art.

Taylor began painting as a student at the University of Memphis (BFA, Art History, 1996). On New Year’s Eve of 1992,

he made a resolution to paint three paintings a day, every day, for the entire year. By the end of 1993, Taylor had begun

exhibiting the fruits of his labor. Showing paintings regularly ever since, he has not strayed far from the hard-edged

cartoon style that marked his initial efforts. Primarily painted in acrylics with screen printed and stenciled elements,

Taylor’s output has tapered somewhat from his earlier, dizzyingly prolific period. Johnny Taylor’s paintings may be

found in galleries in Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, New York, Memphis and Zürich.

Johnny Taylor currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life

New York Times Op-ed from Arnold Weinstein is a professor of comparative literature at Brown University,

and the author, most recently, of “Morning, Noon and Night: Finding the Meaning of Life’s Stages.

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CYNTHIA KNAPP :: FEBRUARY SPLASH EXHIBITION

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Sometimes the figure is a starting point and sometimes the works are completely abstract but either way there is an implied

figural presence, whether through physical gestures or depictions of vessel-like forms.  In the painting process, I consider “sculpting”

with brushes or pastel, where line and color can wrest dimensionality from the flat surface of the work. -CYNTHIA KNAPP

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AMANDA TALLEY :: JANUARY SPLASH EXHIBITION

“painting, for me, is about translating the activity and movement of the outside world into a vocabulary of paint and line.

light, color, and energy are reflected in a fractured window view of the underside of a live oak or in the curls and folds

of an elephant ear. each painting experience becomes a challenge to push aesthetic decision-making aside, in favor of drawing in

the moment. the best paintings occur when I succeed in letting action dictate form.” -AMANDA TALLEY

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Mia Kaplan :: Newest Exhibition at Hammond Regional Arts Center

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Mia Kaplan on the radio with Johnny Chauvin and Daphne Hebert in Hammond, LA

Click the link below to listen to the interview!

CLICK HERE

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Inside the Studio with gallery artist, Ana Zanic

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Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from Ann Connelly Fine Art!

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December 24th OPEN 9:00am-12pm

December 25th-January 3rd CLOSED

January 4th OPEN 9:00-5pm

We will resume normal business hours after January 4th

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Small Business Saturday!

Join us in the Perkins Road Arts District for Small Business Saturday, November 28th.

The gallery and our friends in Southdowns Village have the most unique

gifts for the holidays including handmade and local items you can’t find anywhere else.

Help us by supporting your local cultural economy!

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Esteban Delgado Splash Exhibition

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Ken Tate Splash Exhibition

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Jill Hackney, George Marks, and Lisa DiStefano Exhibition

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Future’s Fund 2015 Fundraiser

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Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

Healing Arts Program

Coverage from WAFB on the Healing Arts Program

Click here to see the video

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Collaboration with Artist, Mia Kaplan

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When Chef Melissa Martin asked if I would be interested in hanging up my work in “the club”, at first I was a little unsure. Mostly because

hanging your work in a place of dining is an awkward experience – I mean, people come there to eat, not to look at art. Plus, Melissa

already had some really beautiful work hanging by Frances Rodriguez and Pippin Frisbie-Calder, so I felt a little guilty for taking the whole space

over for myself. But that’s what Melissa wanted – for me to take the space and do whatever I wanted with it for at least three months. If it works

out we’ll keep it going, if not, then we will both have some pretty pictures to share.

For the complete article Click Here

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Joyce Howell Exhibition begins September 8th!

Join the gallery as we host a  special evening with Joyce Howell on September 24th

to celebrate her solo exhibition during the month of September.

We hope to see you for an artist reception, with Joyce in attendance from 6-8 on Thursday, September 24th

Check out the event on Facebook!

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HEALING ARTS PROGRAM:: Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

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The gallery has enjoyed the opportunity to work on the newest transformation of

Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, a comprehensive facility with

state of the art technology and care givers. Artwork was placed in primary locations throughout

the facility to assist in way-finding and to serve as a much needed respite for patients, their families

andhospital staff. The focal point of the redesigned cancer center is a second story glass wall that

faces the atriumfrom artist, Steve Wilson using a “gemeaux” technique of applying layers of glass

to tempered glass. Within the secondfloor, there is a public meditation room behind the glass wall that

allows for meditation and a quite moment.

For more information on the healing arts program, please visit www.marybird.org

See below great coverage from our friends at InRegister Magazine

InRegister Magazine Article

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Karoline Schleh::LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY

This year 227 artists submitted over 760 works for the juror to consider.

After much deliberation, a total of 119 works were selected by the juror,

Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans.

 

Established in 2012, “Louisiana Contemporary” casts a statewide net.Sponsored by Regions Bank,

the exhibit is intended to support living artists and to showcase both the visual culture of Louisiana

and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.

 

Gallery artist, Karoline Schleh had three pieces accepted into this years exhibition, see one below.

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This year’s juror will be Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans. Before coming to Prospect, Anderson held the position of Deputy Director of Curatorial Planning at LACMA in Los Angeles. Anderson has curated exhibitions and lectured extensively around the world. She has authored numerous books, including “Martin Ramirez” (American Folk Art Museum with Marquand Books, 2007), and “Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum” (American Folk Art Museum with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001).

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JOYCE HOWELL::SOLO EXHIBITION

Join the gallery in welcoming artist Joyce Howell for a

special artist reception at the gallery on September 24th from 6:00-8:00pm.

Joyce’s work will be exhibiting at the gallery from September 8th-28th.

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To view all of Joyce’s work, please visit our website or like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

 

New artist, KEN TATE

Luminous Squeegee paintings from artist and architect, Ken Tate.

The gallery will host a splash exhibition for Ken October 1-15th.

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Summer Splash Exhibition

Featuring Local and Emerging Artists

A mid-summer exhibition featuring current work by emerging and mid career artists.

Including a special splash exhibition for new work by Joshua Chambers.

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From Left, Robert Rector, Ana Zanic

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Center, Tracey Adams

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Robert Rector

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From Left, Andy Brown, Cynthia Knapp, Paul Yanko

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From Left, Andy Brown, Cynthia Knapp

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From Left, Joshua Chambers (2), Megan Singleton

Feature::ANN CONNELLY

June spotlight in Baton Rouge Business Report

A self-described interior designer, curator, consultant and artist, Ann Connelly established her fine art business

25 years ago in Baton Rouge,first as a consultant and later opening a gallery space. She has built her

business on word-of-mouth referrals rising to become a standard-bearer of fine art in the community.

Despite her reputation, Connelly does not consider herself successful. “I am thrilled to have this presence in the

community, but I got lucky,” Connelly says. Her early inspiration came from her time spent working with Adalié Brent,

the first director of the Louisiana Art and Science Museum. It was Brent who encouraged Connelly to follow her passion.

“‘Just jump and go do it,’”Connelly says, describing Brent’s push. “She encouraged me to start consulting.”

But for Connelly, success only follows passion. “You work hard,” she says, “and you figure out your way every day.”  

Excerpt from Baton Rouge Business Report

For the complete article click here

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Baton Rouge Business Report Cover Story::JILL HACKNEY

Excerpt from The Baton Rouge Business Report

Hackney shifted her routine from painting on the side to treating her art as a full-time job. Seventeen years later, she continues

to be represented by Connelly as well as galleries in Houston, St. Louis, Palm Desert, California,and Three Oaks, Michigan.

She has been featured in numerous exhibitions and is considered one of most sought-after and highly technical painters in south

Louisiana, Connelly says. “When you make a decision to be a career artist, it’s got to be a full-time job,” Hackney says.

“Sometimes the feeling for creating art doesn’t come, but if this is your job, you have to push through it and have self-discipline, just like it is in any other career.”

For the complete article click here

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Splash Exhibition::ENID WILLIAMS

 

“Although historical and cultural influences inform my work, charts that test for

colorblindness served as my initial inspiration. I find a certain irony in this source,

as the charts are quite beautiful in their own right, and the viewer is persuaded

into a longer examination in order to”read” their content.”  – Enid Williams 

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New artist, Tracey Adams

New work on exhibition for our newest artist, Tracey Adams.

“My lifelong interests – including music, science, mathematics and art – are constantly being woven and
re-woven into my paintings and works on paper. Because of my background as a musician and conductor I have a strong feeling for
musical metaphors and serial systems. My interest in music is especially present both in terms of the visual intervals and patterns that
appear in my work; physical engagement and a sense of performance is always part of my studio practice.
 
Each work and each series is a kind of diary of my explorations. My ideas evolve as I apply my intellect, my sense of order
and my sense of play to the images and materials at hand. I do start with a kernel of an idea in mind, but somewhere
between intention and chance I always find new energies and new directions.
I’m never quite sure how a painting will look when it’s finished.”

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In Register Magazine :: Ann Connelly Residence

A view into the home, art and style of Ann and her husband Paul Connelly

including their pets, Sister and Buster.

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Parade of Homes :: Lafayette Louisiana

Ann Connelly Fine Art partners with Dixon Smith Interiors

Ann Connelly Fine Art partnered with Dixon Smith designer, Anne McCanless to stage

this magnificent home in the Lafayette Parade of Homes.

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Splash Exhibition::Amanda Talley

Join the gallery as we freshen up for Spring!

Featuring new works on paper by Amanda Talley

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Digital Catalog featuring the Healing Arts Program Meditation Art Wall

Healing Arts Program at Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

Artist Steve Wilson

The “Mediation Art Wall” is a key architectural feature that sets the tone of the cancer center when entering the atrium upon arriving in the facility.

The faceted wall provides additional impact within the second floor waiting area with an over-look into the light-filled atrium.

The wall is experienced intimately in the second floor meditation room, located behind the architectural glass. The concept, derived

by the architects and design team, was to convey a dramatic connection between the physcial and emotional aspects of the healing process.

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Architectural Rendering of the Entryway to Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center with Steve’s concept image.

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Exterior of the “Meditation Art Wall” Gemeaux Glass Installation

Collaged glass fragments from around the world are layered on tempered glass to created a refractive surface.

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View from the nearly completed Atrium of the faceted “Gemeaux” wall.

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Interior of the 2nd floor Meditation Room, this side of the “Gemeaux” glass uses transmitted light transforming the space into a sea of jewel tones.

Steve created an aesthetic bridge between the tradition and time-honored legacy of stained glass used in the past Mary Bird facilities with a

modern vision realized within the process of gemeaux. The balance between modern and traditional is illustrated in the abstract views of our natural

landscape blended with a distinct reference to the sun and the earth. Our hope is that the experience with the Meditation Art Wall upon

entering Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center creates in every individual a unique, positive feeling of healing, lightfulness and tranquility.

 

 

Edward Pramuk featured in this week’s The Daily Reveille

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Edward Pramuk, “Illuminations & Spring”

A feature solo exhibition at The Gallery at Manship Theater

 

Please join us in celebrating the life and work of local artist and Professor Emeritus, Edward Pramuk.

Ed’s solo exhibition features his two most recent bodies of work “Illumination” and “Spring”.

This work is a direct product of a near death experience resulting from when Ed suffered a stroke several years ago.

We are fortunate that Baton Rouge has embraced this artist and recognized his contribution to academia and our arts community.

Click the respective images below from Robin Miller at The Advocate and Tim Sproles at NBC33 to be directed to the articles and video.

 

 

Check out the article on the Advocate here

The Advocate with Edward Pramuk in his studio in Baton Rouge

 

Edward Pramuk speaking about the "Illumination" Series from his newest body of work.

Edward Pramuk speaking about the “Illumination” Series from his newest body of work.

Please join us on February 12th from 6:00-8:00pm at The Gallery at Manship Theater in the Shaw Center for the Arts

for a special artist reception honoring and celebrating the life and work of Edward Pramuk.

Entertainment by the Hudson Keller Trio along with light refreshments and complimentary wine.

 

 

Megan Singleton

SPLASH EXHIBITION

We are featuring printmaker and papermaker, Megan Singleton’s newest body of work in the gallery.

Her works are comprised of site-specific organic material and fibers that she uses to create

handmade paper sculptures. For more information on Megan, check out our website.

This exhibition is in conjunction with Elise Morris’ solo exhibition January 25th-February15th

Megan’s work is an adjunct installation with her show at LASM (Louisiana Art & Science Museum) with P3+

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Join the celebration with Laurel Street Palooza! 

The Laurel Street Palooza is the best street party in town, celebrating the arts in Baton Rouge with lively bands and entertainment,

a first-class silent auction, and great food and spirits. The Laurel Street Palooza will take place downtown at 427 Laurel Street at the Arts Council (in the Old Bogan Fire Station)

and in the Chase Bank Building onFriday, January 9, 2015, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Come join us for great music, food and fun!

Food, fun and fantastic music and art make for a memorable evening and support a great cause.

Musical entertainment includes: Michael Foster Project (brass band/jazz), Ben Bell and the Stardust Boys (rockabilly),

Artemis (popular), and Kirk Holder (guitarist/vocalist).

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the Laurel Street merriment

on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

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Happy Holidays from Ann Connelly Fine Art!

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P.3+BR: Notes Upriver is the Baton Rouge regional extension of the 13-week contemporary art biennial Prospect.3 New Orleans. As the inaugural project of

its kind in the capital city, P.3+BR will feature contemporary art exhibitions and a range of special projects by emerging and established artists at 15 venues

throughout the city – including The Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery, LASM, LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge Gallery Center for

Contemporary Art, Ann Connelly Fine Art, Lagniappe Records, and The Walls Project Art & Design Center. The 13-week biennial is expected to attract close to

30,000 visitors to the capital city and generate close to $1.25 million in economic stimulation.

Ann Connelly Fine Art will be featuring four exhibitions at the gallery in coalition with the P.3+ BR event. National and local artists will be exhibiting a

various array of media  in the gallery to show the best of Louisiana culture, commerce and natural landscape.

Visit  http://www.annconnelly.com/prospect-3 for the full schedule of featured artists.

Featured Artists December 8-December 29:

Andree Carter

Kate Blacklock

Chuck Voelter

Cynthia Giachetti

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Featured Artists November 12-December 5:

Donna West

Mel Dewees

Susan Robert

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Demond Matsuo, Susan Robert, Joe Walters

 

ART WINE DESIGN

Thanks to everyone who came out to Art Wine Design on Thursday, Nov. 6!

Our featured artists were:
      Joshua Chambers
      Doug Kennedy
      Master Studio Workroom
      Chuck Voelter
      Bill Zima
      Paul Yanko
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From L: Robert Rector, Chuck Voelter, Mia Kaplan, Laurel Porcari, Cathryn Miles

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From L: Demond Matsuo, James Vella, Jill Hackney, Jacqueline Dee Parker, Ryan Cobourn

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From L: Joshua Chambers, Paul Yanko

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From L: Master Studio Workroom, Demond Matsuo, Chuck Voelter

 

 

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  Publications

Thanks Country Roads Magazine for great coverage of our artists in Marfa, TX for Degrees of Separation along with promoting our

involvement in the upcoming satellite exhibition for Prospect 3 and P3+ with work from Joe Walters.

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The October issue of inRegister Magazine (Baton Rouge, LA) was filled with great artwork from our gallery artists.

We are so thrilled to have a supportive community in the arts!

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Left: Megan Singleton Installation of Handmade Paper Sculpture Right: George Marks Ball Jar Lid Installation

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Top Right: Lisa DiStefano Landscape on Panel, Bottom Left: Megan Singleton Handmade Paper Sculpture, Bottom Right: George Marks installation of Ball Jar Lids

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Far Left Top (Hallway): Framed Handcut Collage by Caroline Coe Bottom Right: George Marks Diptych on Panel

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Private Residence, Gerrie Bremermann Designs; Middle Left Image above side table: Jamie Meeks Encaustic on Panel, Right Image above fireplace: Robert Rector Oil on Canvas Framed, Center behind sofa: Meredith Pardue Mixed Media on Canvas

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Suite at L’Auberge Casino;  On Wall: Doug Kennedy Special Limited Edition Giclee on Watercolor Paper

New Installation from Mia Kaplan 

Based on the influence of nature, Mia creates a sculptural wall piece that merges her use of the

floret shape along with converging horizon lines

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SPLASH EXHIBITION:: Cathryn Miles

We are currently featuring artist, Cathryn Miles in a two-week splash exhibition at the gallery. Cathryn’s work is inspired by nature, referencing densely packed foliage and flora.

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The Louisiana Art & Science Museum presents Herman Mhire

July 5 – September 24, 2014 “The Art & Science of Shells.” 

Trained as a painter and printmaker, Mhire turned to photography in 2008.  He utilizes the medium of photography as a bridge between science and art, photographing shells from a collection of more than 100,000 specimens.

Gallery talk featuring Herman Mhire and renowned malacologist Emilio Garcia will be given Sunday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum.

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Mia Kaplan 

Mia Kaplan has been selected for Studio Visit Vol. 26.  This is her third time being selected for publication in Studio Visit.

Her featured “Swamp Flower” is part of the Poydras Street Corridor Exhibition, and it can be found at Poydras Street and Penn Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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JULY WALLS AT THE GALLERY

New walls for July. Doug Kennedy’s mixed media on paper 30 x 22 1/2.IMG_6915 Donna West “Landscape” oil on canvas 36 x 72.IMG_6911

New Installation from Megan Singleton from her work at “Studio in the Woods” in New Orleans.  Handmade Paper Pulp Painting 87×21

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New work from Mia Kaplan “Drenched in Paradise” 2014.  Mixed Media Collage on Canvas 42×54

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New work by Andree Carter

(From Left) “Blue on Blue”, “Green on Green”, “Red on Orange”

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Green on Green, 30x30 Mixed Media on Canvas

Green on Green, 30x30Mixed Media on Canvas

 

 

 

Blue on Blue, 30x30 Mixed Media on Canvas

Blue on Blue, 30x30Mixed Media on Canvas

 

 

 

Art Wine Design!

Our 6th year of Art Wine Design at Southdowns Village

Featuring emerging local and national artists.

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Artist Michael Buscemi featured in Melieu Magazine 

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Meredith Pardue Featuring Demond Matsuo in Bungalow Magazine

 

January Splash

Featuring Cynthia Knapp

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River Run Series
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Cynthia Knapp "The Trail in the Water IV" 40x46 Mixed Media on Canvas CK6849

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“The Trail in the Water IV”
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Cynthia Knapp "High Summer 5" Oil pastel and Charcoal on Paper CK6902

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“High Summer 5”
Oil pastel and Charcoal on Paper
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Cynthia Knapp "Untitled Figure" 16x18 Mixed Media on paper CK6907

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“Untitled Figure”
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New arrivals from Paul Yanko

featured in the “Southern Issue” of New American Paintings

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And Check out his other works on his website:  http://www.paulyanko.net/index.html

Paul Yanko "Channel Plane Ridge" Acrylic and Collage on Panel 18x18

Paul Yanko
“Channel Plane Ridge”
Acrylic and Collage on Panel
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Paul Yanko "Module Brace Grid" Acrylic Collage on Panel 18x18

Paul Yanko
“Module Brace Grid”
Acrylic Collage on Panel
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NATURAL FORCES

The Gallery at the Manship Theater: “Natural Forces” December 2 – January 16

Featuring Artists: Brad Bourgoyne, Ralph Bourque, and David Williams

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Brad Bourgoyne Mobile Installation Acrylic and hand molded terra cotta

Brad Bourgoyne Mobile Installation Acrylic and hand molded terra cotta

 

David Williams Mixed Media and Monoprint collage on Paper

David Williams Mixed Media and Monoprint collage on Paper

 

 

Alive Magazine Artist Spotlight

Gallery artist Jill Hackney was recently featured in Alive Magazine as the “Artist Spotlight”

Check out her website for more beautiful artwork: http://www.jillhackney.com/HermanMhire

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