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. Gallery 600 Julia hosts the artist reception with refreshments on the First Saturday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
The Gallery will be open from 9:30am – 3:30 pm and longer by appointment.
Please see Visiting Artists for the art of Ralph Songy and introducing Marne Meynig
ART WALK SCHEDULE 2023 First Saturday, 6:00-8:00PM
January 7: Mickey Asche Ode to Audubon February 4: (Feb 21 MG) Sean Randall Gallery Gras Linda Lesperance, I’ll Meet You There! April 1: William B. Crowell, Mirror on Louisiana May 6: Jammin’ on Julia Carol Hallock, Loose Living on The Bayou June 3: Stephanie Reed July 1 Marne Meynig August 5: White Linen Night Chuck Broussard September 2: Sean Randall October 7: Carol Hallock November 4: Diego Larguia December 2: Holiday Cheers Carol Scott
MARCH 4, 6:00-8:00 PM: Linda Lesperance, I’ll Meet You There!
I’ve lived in several exciting places in my life so far, but New Orleans is the most truly social of all of them. You are bound to run into several people you know no matter where you go. So many great places to meet up at and so much going on in this city, – sometimes planned or sometimes just New Orleanians celebrating life the way only they know how to do. Food, libations or music are usually at the epicenter of celebrations in New Orleans and often involves all. So, ‘I’ll meet you there!’
My paintings are always about people and places so they are by default representational. I am a people-watcher. I love to observe and analyze humans and imagine what they are thinking. For many years I only did portraits, hundreds and hundreds of them before making the jump to painting scenes on canvas.. This training gave me the insight to see body posture, head carriage, facial expression, movement and intent. I like to observe people’s interactions with each other and try to tell their stories. I’ve come to believe that is my job, one I enjoy and one that compels me to share with others. I don’t like to be squeezed into any art categories. I did not study with masters and I don’t have lists of workshops and mentors. I have been in lots of galleries over the 25 years of my art career where I’ve had many solo shows. I have been a Jazz Fest visual artist for 20 years and that’s where most of my collectors have met me in person. I don’t teach. I don’t follow. I just paint. I am enthusiastic about my work and can’t wait to start my next canvas..
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 the Cafe du Monde! Many of these paintings fit into the “Smalls for the Walls” category, a size which can be placed almost anywhere.
Introducing Contemporary Realist Ralph Songy to the Gallery Food Court!
MARDI GRAS IS A NEW ORLEANS STATE OF MIND! A tribute to our year-round culture bearers…