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 2017: JAN 7: Carol Scott, POP ROCKS FEB 4: Mardi Gras Group Show, BEADazzled MAR 4: David Lloyd, New Work APR 1: Derenda Keating, Riffs in Paint MAY 6: Jammin’ on Julia Mickey Ache, Louisiana Heartbeat JUN 3: Ronnie Collins, Lowland Louisiana JULY 1 William Crowell, Freeze Frame AUG 5: White Linen Night Will Smith, White Linen Night on Bayou Black SEPT 2: Michelle Conques, Sweet Louisiana, The Good Life OCT 14: Art for Art’s Sake Linda Lesperance, Illuminations, New Orleans in the Night NOV 4: Charles Smith, Louisiana Light with a special book signing by John Kemp, Expressions of Place, Louisiana Landscape Painting DEC 2: Thomas Lofton, Déjà Views
ART WALK SCHEDULE 2018: JAN 5: 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 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: Linda Lesperance
WINTER HOURS: 9:00AM-4:00PM or by appointment…
DECEMBER 2, 2017: THOMAS LOFTON, Déjà Views
Thomas Lofton has lived in south Louisiana most of his life and currently resides in Gonzales, Louisiana. His interest in art began as a teenager. Early on in adulthood, he began to adapt his technique of painting based on study of prominent American artists and their methods. He continues to use a variety of techniques to achieve a unique style of painting that has evolved over the last 30 years. His stated purpose is that his paintings speak to the audience through color and composition.
Inspired by artists such as Norman Rockwell, he prefers subjects of everyday life, particularly based on southern rural and urban life. Often his paintings are derivative works based on historical photographs. His attention to detail and subject matter in his paintings create a story line intended to lead the viewer. As Lofton says, I try to reach the viewer on an emotional level through the story illustrated in each painting. Art is simply an avenue of escape to another time and place of our choosing.
Many of his paintings are based on research of historical photographs of New Orleans. There is a mystique about old New Orleans that inspires his work and offers a glimpse of times past.
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!