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 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 MAY 5: Jammin’ on Julia, Elayne Kuehler JUN 2: Stephanie Reed JULY 7: Tricentennial Show AUG 4: White Linen Night, Chuck Broussard SEPT 1: Adam Hall OCT 6: Art for Art’s Sake, William B. Crowell NOV 3: Diego Larguia DEC 1: Champagne Sparkle, Linda Lesperance
WINTER HOURS: 9:00AM-4:00PM or by appointment..
FEBRUARY 1-28, 2018 Group Show with Michele Dashev Here Comes The Big Chief…Reception February 17, 6-8pm
Here Comes The Big Chief is a timely tribute to the visual art of New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. Some historians trace their finery of beads and feathers to the 1884 World Cotton Exposition, which featured the Sioux in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Today, New Orleans has at least 36 masking tribes, usually identified as either Uptown or Downtown Indians, which defines the style of their elaborate suits. The Uptown gangs have intricate flat beading portraying Wild West scenes, while those Downtown have gaudy bejeweled panoply much like the costumes of the kings of Carnival. Nothing can match the thrill of seeing the glory of a tribe early Mardi Gras morning coming down the street, loudly singing to the beat of tambourine and drum.
The Gallery’s annual Mardi Gras Group Show invites the artists to capture the feathered glory of the Mardi Gras Indians, as well as some of the more traditional sights of Mardi Gras. Artists contributing are Ceaux, William Crowell, Carol Hallock, Elayne Kuehler, Diego Larguia, Linda Lesperance, Elizabeth McMillan, Thomas Lofton, Stephanie Reed, Carol Scott, and Tommy Yow.
With a shout-out to the Black Eagles and Medicine Man Dwight Carter! And as ever this Carnival Season, “Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler!
SAMPLE OUT SMALL PLATES! THE FOOD COURT Miniature Paintings of New Orleans Favorite Food and Dining Experiences ….no painting larger than 8 x 8 inches!