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Louisiana Public Broadcasting will air the broadcast premiere of Clementine Hunter’s World – a film by Art Shiver. This is a documentary about the life of a Louisiana treasure; self-taught artist Clementine Hunter. The program was produced in Louisiana and features Louisiana talent. It premieres on LPB Monday, Aug. 23 at 7:00 PM.


'Extracted Realities' On View At MLU

Jun 8, 2021

The Monroe Regional Airport, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, and the Masur Museum of Art are are holding a public reception to accompany the current exhibition of paintings by Nicole Duet. Duet’s artwork explores the relationship and the inner narratives that unfold between liminal points of observation, perception, and experience. Her more recent work has been influenced by the limitations and rituals of daily life during quarantine.

Monroe's Biedenharn Museum Moonlight in the Garden will be held, Saturday, April, 24 from 3:00 – 8:00. This event features Caroline Youngblood’s artwork, exhibits in the Bible Museum, strolling in the Garden, and Coke Floats. The museum is expanding hours to give visitors plenty of time to enjoy the first Moonlight in the Garden of the year Admission is five dollars, payable at the Riverside Gate. Masks are not required in the gardens but are required for admittance in the Bible Museum.

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts has announced the participants and winners in the 24th Annual ULM Student Art Exhibition. 


The exhibit features 37 works by 21 students majoring in art in the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences. 


The public is invited to visit Bry Gallery from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8-11:30 a.m. Friday to see the exceptional talent of these student artists. 


ULM's 'Art For All' To Showcase Local Artwork

Feb 1, 2021

In honor of February as Black History Month, the University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting the “Art for All” Showcase.  


This art contest is open to current ULM students, faculty, and staff. Artists working in any medium are invited to submit one original piece of artwork inspired by the theme "Diversity, Unity, and Education."  


The two categories are Students, and Faculty and Staff. Awards in each category are $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $125 for third place. 


MONROE, La. – Bayou Park is the setting for the unveiling of the Black Lives Matter public artwork at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. In case of rain, the unveiling will be at the library overhang and later moved to Bayou Park.


The 16 letters stand individually to spell Black Lives Matter. Each 4-by-8-foot painted letter is a different artist’s interpretation of the BLM social justice movement. 


ULM "Art for All" Showcase

Dec 15, 2020
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In honor of February as Black History Month, and recognizing the power of creative expression, the University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting the “Art for All” Showcase. 

This art contest is open to current ULM students, faculty, and staff. Artists working in any medium are invited to submit one original piece of artwork inspired by the theme "Diversity, Unity, and Education." 

The two categories are Students, and Faculty and Staff. Awards in each category are $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $125 for third place.

The Schepis Museum in Columbia, La is currently showing Meraki: Soul- Creativity- Love. This collection of work by a variety of artist crosses themes, styles and inspiration.



The art showcase features works by Mike Work, Diana Hutchinson, Wendy Boyette, Heather Boston, Lois Hebert, Karen Kinslow, and Garrett Prunty.



The works are on display through November.  There will also be an all day celebration reception October 17. / Bill Smith

The Monroe Symphony League (MSL) is hosting its annual spring book room fundraiser this Friday, Mar. 6; and Saturday, Mar. 7; and then again next Friday, Mar. 13; and Saturday, Mar. 14. at their office on 320 N. 4th Street. 

The entrance fee is $2 per adult on the first day only. Remaining dates are free to the public. 

MSL is the philanthropic organization for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra that was created to raise money for music education in Northeast Louisiana. Since its founding, the group has offered several musical opportunities for the community.

In honor of Black History Month, the NELA Delta African American Heritage Museum has invited the community to join them on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 3 - 5 p.m. to view their newest exhibit of African Wax prints, Wandering Spirits. 

Ross Slacks, executive director of the museum, says that the prints are a tribute to the century-old, handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and eventually found a home in Africa. The wax prints were created by repeatedly constructing wax patterns on top of six-yards of fabric and dyeing them with color.