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 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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   April 4: William B. Crowell  May 2: Terry Kenney   June 6: Anne Pappas    July 4: NO ART WALK Group Show: Smalls for the Walls    August  1: Chuck Broussard   September  5: Elayne Kuehler  October 3: Carol Hallock   November  7: Diego Larguia  December  5: Will Smith Jr., 20 20 Perspective

JANUARY 4: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance III

Carol Hallock, oil painting artist and environmentalist, lives in a home on stilts in Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana. She often paints the surrounding bayou and marsh from her “kayak”. “Geraldine” the egret is a favorite subject. 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.

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. “Amazing…” “Spectacular…” “…A transcendence of time, space, and reminder of why primitive people worshiped the sun with its infinite light refractions.” “…so beautiful and imaginative – this work moves me like no art I’ve ever experienced in some time.”

For her popular series, Swamp and Circumstance, Carol will feature her signature Louisiana marsh and coastal paintings, along with brightly colored New Orleans architectural pieces in her style of loose realism.  Her loose, colorful use of oil paint along with her confident brush strokes culminates in an immersive mood for the viewer.

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