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 7: Art for Arts’ Sake Linda Lesperance, Illuminations, New Orleans in the Night NOV 4: Charles Smith, Louisiana Light DEC 2: Thomas Lofton, Déjà Views
SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 : MICHELLE CONQUES, Sweet Louisiana, The Good Life
Michelle Conques was born in Ohio. Her father became aware that she had talent and took her with him to art classes at The Ohio State University when she was ten years old. Her mother also encouraged her that same year by helping her to be recognized by a Walt Disney Studio talent hunt. Because of her loving parents, her passion for art came to her at a young age. A continued interest led her to major in Fine Arts at The Ohio State University, Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. She also studied with Paul Zepelinsky, John Richardson, Charles Reid, David Lyle Millard, Emerson Burkhardt and Gus Baker. There has been travel, adventure and awards in Michelle’s journey as an artist, including the purchase of one of her paintings by the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee for their permanent collection. She teaches special classes in advanced acrylic techniques at the Arts Council in the city. Her studio is in the antique village of Denham Springs, Louisiana.
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!