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 2019: Jan 5: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance Too Feb 2: Cheryl Anne Grace, Revelry March: Group Show, Beads and Circuses Apr 6: Mickey Asche, Acadian Menagerie May 4: Jammin’ on Julia, Larry “Kip” Hayes, Gather ‘Round My Door June 1: Steve Bourgeois, Chasing The Light July 6: Linda Lesperance, Romancing New Orleans Aug 3: White Linen Night, Will Smith, Jr. Atchafalaya Actualized Sept 7 Stephanie Reed, Dusk Approaching Oct 5: Art for Art’s Sake, William B. Crowell, Louisiana, The Dream State Nov 2 Charles G. Smith, Louisiana Country Mile Dec 7: Champagne Sparkle, Carol Scott, Full Throttle
OCTOBER 5: William B. Crowell, Louisiana, The Dream State
WILLIAM B. CROWELL is a contemporary acrylic artist who specializes in Louisiana subjects. He feels strongly about the spirit, culture, and uniqueness of the area, and his work reflects this affection. He worked as a mechanical designer for Chevron before pursuing art full time in 2008. During this time, Chevron commissioned him to do a seven painting series on the oil industry for their Northpark campus in Covington.
He is one of the few acrylic artists who have raised the medium to a high art. New techniques, such as an “air-brush effect” intrigue him; and he imparts his knowledge and skills in local workshops. Painting gives me real joy and a sense of accomplishment, from developing an idea and bringing it to visual life. He is a member of the Society for Arts in Health Care and the Arts Council of New Orleans. His paintings have won awards in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Illinois, and appear in several public and private collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, his Ellis Marsalis in the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Museum on Rampart and a painting in the George Ohr Museum in Biloxi.
The current show, Louisiana The Dream State, invites the viewer to recall country delights. Retreats and fishing camps hold fast to these dreams in our ecologically fragile environment. If you paint something, we will always have that painting to remind people of our past, Crowell says. If not, many of these scenes will fade away forever.
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