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, 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 Show AUG 4: Arts District’s 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
MAY 5, 2018: ELAYNE KUEHLER, Water, Lifeblood de la Louisiane
Elayne Kuehler divides her time between Baton Rouge and Mandeville, where she has a second studio. She is known for being a romantic realist with a passion for capturing the beauty she sees in life. I strive for the truthfulness of nature, her colors, her designs by rendering them freehanded. My still lives are painted directly from life without the use of photography. Landscapes are started on location and finished in my studio with photos I have taken. Nature is the best teacher and her unbounded beauty can’t be topped. My chosen medium is oil but I love to work in pencil and enjoy gouache as well. I find endless still life composition in my own home and gardens. I am absolutely astounded with Louisiana landscapes, especially the ones that encompass the live oak. I find great inspiration indoors and out. Drawing the figure from life keep my drawing skills sharp, and sound compositions are attributed to studying the old masters, Vermeer, Corot, Chardin, Constable, Peter Paul Rubens, and William Trost Richards, among others. I have painted for over 38 years and have studied with several contemporary professional artists and also at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. I also teach oil painting classes in my studio and workshops.
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!