Current Exhibitions

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 2019:  Jan 5: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance Too  Feb 2: Cheryl Anne Grace, Revelry  March No Art WalkGroup Show, Beads and Circuses, Mardi Gras: Mar 5   Apr 6: Mickey Asche  May 4: Jammin’ on Julia, Larry “Kip” Hayes June 1: Steve Bourgeois July 6: Linda Lesperance  Aug 3: White Linen Night, Will Smith,  Atchafalaya Spring  Sept 7 Stephanie Reed  Oct 5 Art for Art’s Sake, William B. Crowell  Nov 2 Charles G. Smith  Dec 7 Champagne Sparkle, Carol Scott

JANUARY 5, 2019: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance Too

Carol Hallock, oil painting artist and environmentalist, lives in a home on stilts in Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana. She often paints the surrounding bayou and marsh from her “kayak”. “Geraldine” the egret is a favorite subject. Born and raised in Baton Rouge and a graduate of Louisiana State University, she is acclaimed for her use of expression and innovative color in a painterly style that might be termed “ loose realism”. Her plein-air studies on location have encouraged this artistic vision, (They) have allowed me to paint what I actually SEE not what a camera sees. We do not naturally see all of the detail that a camera does.

Her brushstroke and heavy impasto add texture and movement to her compositions. She has produced books of her work as well as “how to” professionally developed videos entitled The Art of Loose Painting, I-III, which are shown on over 110 TV stations across the nation. Her work has won many awards and also graces the cover of magazines and is reviewed in numerous press releases and periodicals. Hallock does commissioned and studio work as well as finding time to teach in the local art community.

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