Current Exhibitions

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!