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 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 Group Show AUG 4: Arts District’s White Linen Night, Chuck Broussard, About Sea Level SEPT 1: Adam Hall, Crescent City Chromatic OCT 6: Art for Art’s Sake, William B. Crowell, One More for The Road NOV 3: Diego Larguia, New Work DEC 1: Champagne Sparkle, Linda Lesperance
JUNE 2, 2018: Stephanie Reed, Crescent City Instantiate Please see her art under Visiting Artists
AUGUST 4, 2018: Chuck Broussard, About Sea Level
Chuck Broussard is a South Louisiana native who grew up in the rural town of Scott, along Bayou Lacassine, and presently resides in Lafayette. His Cajun stock is as thick as gumbo roux and is typically reflected in the theme of his paintings. Although his interest in art began at an early age, formal training began about the age of thirty. Progressing from watercolor medium to oil, he studied for six years with Master Portrait painter, Carl Groh II. Oil painting gave him the means of achieving more depth in color. The richness of the medium, usually applied to board, compliments the subject and style of his work. His paintings are distinguished by their jewel-like tones and glazes, enhanced by a painterly old master style. Broussard specializes in plein-air landscape painting of rural South Louisiana and the people who live there. When I’m sitting on the side of the road, I put on some Cajun music like the Balfa Brothers. Dewey Balfa is really involved in the culture… I’m drawn to those bluesy French songs that go deep into a person’s soul. It helps bring out the soul in my paintings.
Broussard paints those places and scenes that are iconic… to the smells in the fields and marsh mud…It is nostalgic for me. Everybody has a mental image of a place of serenity. To me, it’s the South Louisiana coastal marshes and prairie. It’s the rice fields, the smells, the serenity. That area was always a territory of discovery as a child. I grew up on that ‘coteau platte’ (flat ridge). There’s something about the simplicity of it that attracts me. I see that same simplicity in the culture.
In Lafayette, he has a private practice as a counselor in an alcohol and drug abuse program for the 15th Judicial District juvenile court. His hobbies include hunting, bird watching and playing the French accordion for fun.
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!