Brooke Foy

Sense of Place Deepened with Herons on the Bayou

Sep 28, 2018
NELA Arts Council

The Herons on the Bayou Project, as announced by Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Louisiana Monroe and creative mind behind the project, Brooke Foy, will be the largest, most widespread public art project to come to the area. 

With help from the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Delta Regional Authority, The Monroe - West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau, ULM and many more, the brand new public art project is set to come to Ouachita and surrounding parishes sometime next year.

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Student artists are hard at work creating giant wooden Christmas cards to be displayed downtown in Monroe.

The art program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has joined together with Monroe Renaissance and local area schools to participate in a competition creating these over-sized cards to win cash prizes for art supplies for local schools.

Brooke Foy, assistant professor of art at ULM, says that projects like these are a great way to bring local artists together.

"All the schools do their best, they work really hard on these," she says.

Gallery Crawl

Oct 4, 2017
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This Thursday, October 5th, the Downtown Gallery Crawl will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. This month's crawl will be held 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. across Downtown Monroe and West Monroe at eight different galleries.

This crawl is set to be an exciting one, as a celebration of the gallery crawl's anniversary. Brooke Foy, with the Downtown Gallery Crawl, shares that, "We're trying each crawl to bring a little bit of something special." Some of the special thing lined up are more food trucks than ever and live music.

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Many motorists have driven by the colorful seawall along Trenton Street in West Monroe.  On Saturday, the One Mile Of Love team hosts a block party to celebrate the completion of the project.

One Mile founder Brooke Foy says the party is a way to say thanks to all students and community members involved in the summer activity.  "Students from about 26 schools participated, over 3,000 pictures were collected and reviewed for the project," she said.

One Wall And Many Brushes In Community Paint Day

Aug 28, 2015
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The call is out for volunteer painters for the West Monroe seawall project Saturday.

Emery Thibodeaux, one of the "One Mile Of Love" project organizers, says the wall featuring local student artwork is in the last stages of completion.  "We have about 18 or 20 panels to do.  We have all the drawings projected.  Hopefully, we'll cover a lot of ground and wrap up in a couple weeks."

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Seven galleries open their doors for the August Downtown Art Crawl Thursday.

"We are bringing the Garrett House to life again. We are opening its doors for the first gallery show," says Garrett House Curator Brooke Foy.  

Foy wants to make a powerful impact for the premiere show in The Garrett House.  The artwork showcased is from a New Orleans resident commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  

Student Artwork To Brighten Seawall

May 6, 2015
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Over 200 works of art from area students are set to be reproduced on a mile-long stretch of the Trenton Street Seawall in West Monroe.  

The concept was pulled together by University of Louisiana at Monroe art instructor Brooke Foy.  "I had grown up in West Monroe and was familiar with the wall.  I moved back a couple years ago, to a neighborhood near the seawall, and began looking at this project as a possibility," she said.