2017 Full Exhibition Schedule

February 11- April 1, 2017   

Conversations with Abstraction
Unlike many art movements, abstract art has seen a resurgence of interest with today’s contemporary artists.  This exhibition is centered around a small group of local and regional artists’ keen use of color and shape to speak of a range of topics. A pairing of both emerging and well-seasoned artists will be creating a space for contemplation, a place to step aside of from the hyper-realistic mainstream world and reflect on our most essential elements.

April 8 – May 20, 2017

I Should Have Named Her Virga: Drawings by Inga Clough Falterman
Opening reception April 8, during Spring for Art
This is a one woman show based upon an ephemeral meteorological event. Rain falls from a very high altitude but never quite reaches the ground. Artist and Drawing instructor, Inga Clough Falterman, will present work that will include large scale representational and metaphorical landscape drawings, nearly five feet in dimension, as well as smaller pieces. The primary medium of the drawings is charcoal, with some pieces including sewn elements. Sculptural pieces include quilted drawings.

July 8 – August 19, 2017

52nd Annual  National Juried Artists’ Exhibition: The Summer Show
Opening reception, Saturday, July 8, 6-9pm.
The annual juried exhibition features art from around the country.  A total of 170 artists entered 465 works with 34 works selected.  Artists’ awards will be presented at 7:00 pm during the opening reception.

September 9 – 30, 2017

The Intimacy of Plein Air — Paintings by Peg Usner
Opening September 9, 6-9 pm plein air artist Peg Usner will be exhibiting in the Miriam Barranger Gallery through September 30, 2017. Peg Usner has an inherent interest in plein air painting. Her series of oil paintings captures the essence of her world.  Usner says, “Whether that is a neighborhood street with the sounds of vehicles, conversations or a bicycle bell; or the fragrance of the magnolia tree in bloom, an egret taking flight and the warmth of the sun, it becomes part of the frame of my understanding of the subject I am painting. I am there.  The bond that is formed and cannot be recreated in the studio, I know this place intimately.”

October 21 – December 3, 2017—

Self/Reflection: Photographs from the New Orleans Museum of Art
Opening reception October 21, 6-9 pm, as part of Fall for Art. On display through December 3, 2017, this exhibition features a selection of works from the permanent photography collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art with works by Brassaï, Jaroslav Rossler, Florence Henri, Clarence John Laughlin and others that investigate, play with, and exploit reflections and mirror images in modern photography. 

December 9, 2017 – January 27, 2018

After the Wetlands – John Valentino

Opening December 9 and runs through January 27, 2018. Includes sculpture as well as explorations of new media by artist, writer, curator, and educator, John Valentino, an Associate Professor of New Media and Animation at Southeastern Louisiana University.

 Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday 11 am – 4 pm. We are closed on Sunday, Monday and holidays. Extended hours during 2nd Saturday Art Walks, as well as Spring for Art and Fall for Art. The gallery is closed on the Saturdays on which opening receptions are scheduled (as listed above) so as to allow us time to prepare for these events. Admission is free.

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