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. Hours may differ during the pandemic.
ART WALK SCHEDULE 2020: January 4: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance 111 February 1: Group Show, Beadecked: Mardi Gras February 25 March 7: Larry” Kip” Hayes, Old Times Not Forgotten April 4: William B. Crowell, Pass a Good Time May 2: Terry Kenney, Locked & Loaded, New Orleans Shotguns June 6: Anne Pappas, Coffee & Cocktails July 11: Two for the Show with William B. Crowell and Terry Kenney August 1: Carol Hallock, Bayou Bravura September 5: Elayne Kuehler, Louisiana Wild October 3: Carol Hallock, QuarterChrome November 7: Diego Larguia, The French Quarter and Beyond December 5: Will Smith Jr., A 20 20 Perspective
PHASE TWO COVID-19 REOPENING: The Gallery will be open from 10:00am – 3:00pm Monday-Saturday or again by appointment. Please wear masks… safe environment!
OCTOBER 3 CAROL HALLOCK, QuarterChrome: Art Walk 4:00pm-7:00pm with the artist.
Carol Hallock premiers her show QuarterChrome for October 2020. With fresh vision, she records the familiar architecture of the French Quarter with unexpectedly vivid color and exuberant brushstroke. Her unique style of loose realism alters our usual perspective. In 1935, the invention of Kodakchrome forever changed the way we see the world. Its relaunch in 1961, perfected our vision and has safeguarded our memories.
Oil painting artist and environmentalist, Carol Hallock lives in a home on stilts in Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana. Born and raised in Baton Rouge and a graduate of Louisiana State University, she is acclaimed for her use of expression and innovative color in a painterly style that might be termed “ loose realism”. Her plein-air studies on location have encouraged this artistic vision, (They) have allowed me to paint what I actually SEE not what a camera sees. We do not naturally see all of the detail that a camera does. Her brushstroke and heavy impasto add texture and movement to her compositions.
Her “urbanscapes” of New Orleans’ famed French Quarter captures the vitality and color of the old town. Inspired by her recent trip to Provence, the architecture and color palette have an added dimension. She has produced books of her work as well as “how to” professionally developed videos entitled The Art of Loose Painting, I-III, which are shown on over 110 TV stations across the nation. Her work has won many awards and also graces the cover of magazines and is reviewed in numerous press releases and periodicals. Hallock does commissioned and studio work as well as finding time to teach in the local art community.
FEAST for the EYES! THE FOOD COURT Paintings of New Orleans Favorite Food and Dining Experiences ….Catch your favorite New Orleans dish or server at Cafe du Monde!
Introducing Contemporary Realist Ralph Songy to the Gallery Food Court!