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The Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery is a public space available to rent for exhibitions, rehearsals, private and public events. The gallery is a 1700 square foot finished space on the second-level of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, located at 427 Laurel Street in Downtown Baton Rouge. The space offers generous open floor and wall- hanging spaces, natural light from a large picture window and hard wood floors.

For more information and to rent the space, contact curator Kelsey Livingston at or call 225-344-8558 ext. 223.

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Baton Rouge Bar Association presents:


Artistically talented lawyers—including musicians, visual artists, jewelry makers, culinary artists, performing artists and literary artists will be participating in the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s arts and music festival, Arts Judicata, 6:00pm to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. 

Tickets to Arts Judicata will provide entrance as well as appetizers and cocktails. Take in the visual art displays and the performing artists and enjoy live music. Much of the artwork on display will be for sale and the proceeds will benefit the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation. All ticket sales benefit the programs of the BRBF. Additionally, sponsorships are available. Contact Donna at or 225-214-5556 for more information.



Society For Photographic Education South Central Juried Educator Exhibition

Curated by russel lord, the freeman family, curator of photographs at the new orleans museum of art.

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Society of Photographic Education South Central Regional Conference. Both the conference and exhibition theme are Material + Meaning. 

Material + Meaning brings together shared thematic concerns at the forefront of contemporary photographic practices. The widespread exploration of the aesthetic and physical possibilities of photography points toward a renewed understanding of the photograph as material object. We are interested in putting these investigations of the tactile and tangible in conversation with the harder-to-pin-down social and political concerns of our time. What can photography help us understand about power, truth, transparency, and reliability?  We look to artists who synthesize materiality and meaning to act as stewards of interpretation and representation---framing and shaping visual culture and politics.


The Juror this year is Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Lord previously held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. His deepest area of expertise is the origins of photography, but Lord has written and lectured widely on almost every moment in the history of photography. His recent publications include: Looking Again: Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art (2018), Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument (2013), Edward Burtynsky: Water (2013), “The Treachery of Images: Photo-Unrealism in Photorealism: Beginnings to Today (2014). Lord’s recent exhibitions include: Photography, Sequence, and Time (2012-13); Ten Years Gone (2015); and Something in the Way: A Brief History of Photography and Obstruction (2016-2017). Much of his research focuses on the relationships between photography and other visual media.

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