Gallery 600 Julia features talented Louisiana artists in curated monthly shows in the front room. With a superior and varied selection of artistic style and technique, the gallery always has an impressive and changing inventory of fine paintings. Art Walk is hosted by all the galleries in the Arts District in the evening on the first Saturday of each month, usually from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
ART WALK SCHEDULE 2018: JAN 6: Terry Kenney, Another Side of the Tracks FEBRUARY: Mardi Gras Group Show , Here Comes the Big Chief with Michelle Dashev MAR 3: Larry ‘Kip’ Hayes, Cotton Fields Back Home APR 7: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance MAY 5: Arts District’s Jammin’ on Julia, Elayne Kuehler Water, Lifeblood de la Louisiane JUN 2: Stephanie Reed JULY 7: Tricentennial Group Show AUG 4: Arts District’s White Linen Night, Chuck Broussard, About Sea Level SEPT 1: Adam Hall, Crescent City Chromatic OCT 6: Art for Art’s Sake, William B. Crowell, One More for The Road NOV 3: Diego Larguia, New Work DEC 1: Champagne Sparkle, Linda Lesperance, Songs, Sounds and Secondlines
JUNE 2, 2018: Stephanie Reed, Crescent City Instantiate Please see her art under Visiting Artists
OCTOBER 6, 2018: WILLIAM B. CROWELL One More for The Road
Bill Crowell is a contemporary acrylic artist who specializes in Louisiana subjects. He feels strongly about the spirit, culture, and uniqueness of the area, and his work reflects this affection. He worked as a mechanical designer for Chevron before pursuing art full time in 2008. His current show One More for The Road reprises one of his favorite themes, New Orleans bar interiors, real and imaginary. The compositions offer a “painting within a painting” which usually is a wry commentary on bar culture, the patrons or an elaboration on the title of the work. He is one of the few acrylic artists who have raised the medium to a high art. New techniques, such as an air-brush effect” intrigue him; and he imparts his knowledge and skills in local workshops. He is a member of the Society for Arts in Health Care and the Arts Council of New Orleans. His paintings have won awards in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Illinois, and appear in several public and private collections, including a series of paintings for Chevron Northpark depicting the Louisiana offshore industry. His painting, Vision after the Sermon, 2007, has recently been added to the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Crowell’s quote from Clarence Darrow reveals the underpinnings of the Bar theme:
Take out of this world the people who have drunk, down through the past, and you would take away all the poetry and literature and practically all of the works of genius that the world has produced. What kind of a poem do you suppose you would get out of a glass of ice-water?
SAMPLE OUT SMALL PLATES! THE FOOD COURT Small Paintings of New Orleans Favorite Food and Dining Experiences ….Catch your favorite oyster shucker at Pascal Manales or server at Cafe du Monde!