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: Jammin’ on Julia, Elayne Kuehler Lifeblood de la Louisiane 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..
MARCH 3, 2018: Larry “Kip” Hayes, The Cotton Fields Back Home
LARRY “KIP” HAYES paints Louisiana folk ways in his 2018 show “Cotton Fields Back Home”. A multi-talented oil painter, he is from Broussard, Louisiana, has been sketching and painting since high school. In the 1970s, Hayes applied his talents as a freelance photographer to his art. I am a photographer by trade. When I am not painting, I am roving the countryside trying to capture the past, chasing sunsets, and looking for old landmarks where people no longer reside. I try to fill those old empty places with life as it might have been through my paintings.
He began reinterpreting his photographs of barns, farmlands, and bayous onto canvas. The paintings, in both oil and acrylic, nostalgically portray south Louisiana’s natural beauty and her unique agrarian culture. My canvas ranges from 100 year old cypress boards to the conventional canvas. I enjoy experimenting on different surfaces, and the effects are quite interesting! Having grown up on a farm in Louisiana, my paintings portray rural Louisiana as well as life as it was on the farm.
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!