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River City Jazz Masters 2018-2019

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Coalition are proud to open the nationally renowned jazz concert series in Baton Rouge with featured artists Jon Scofield’s Combo 66, Joey Defrancesco + The People, Etienne Charles Creole Soul, and Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour.  This year is the 2nd annual River City Jazz Masters Hall of Distinction award.

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The Arts Organization’s Role in Disaster Preparedness and Response

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Firehouse Gallery in November 26 - 30th 2017:

“Split Ends” by Lily Lagrange

“Split Ends is a photographic investigation of isolation, tension, and transition. It consists of landscapes and portraits photographed in both Iceland and Louisiana over the past year. This work raises larger questions about representation, perception and truth through the use of image inversions, formal repetition and the passage of time.

Caves, volcanoes, wetlands and glaciers all suggest long geological timespans. The monochromatic coldness and dynamic geography of Iceland juxtaposes the sticky, humid and flat swamp of Louisiana. I emphasize weather, climate and atmosphere to ground the viewer in two distinct geographical places, in addition to underscoring the power of the internal workings of the earth, suggesting a relationship to humans’ emotional workings. All of the landforms photographed are a direct result of millions of years of tension and pressure, contrasting with the geological beauty of the final image.” - LaGrange

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