The News-Star from Monroe, Louisiana on August 2, 2012 · Page 21
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The News-Star from Monroe, Louisiana · Page 21

Monroe, Louisiana
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
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I fl If! our e t0 entertainment I I I II I THURSDAY t I I B I II I August2,2012 K group C isd j ; ': - ; I .,- I J r my Vt520TtwrtonSt Wt Monroe, LA (118) 323-2086 Antiques Jewelry Collectibles Tools Electronics & More HOSplane Dr. (behind Hogan Plaza) West Monroe 318.322.0809 11 tJ Ptubook MN-1900M3S31 " Orr Tne Avenue 1714 ftosetawnAvemie' Monroe, U I -"muni tuMfcHMIWiW' " 10 Off Permanent Wave Ucf.rjdl ftt Jnsaday - Friday 8:00am 5:00pm j ,,.w ,,,, I it Ml fJt 4- , V ill I ne P i U tfUMkk, I I I I ! 1 1 1 1 II I i 1 n M n W i t I J r i I I 1 1 1 1 ft. I w time New exhibit opens Friday Staff report The Masur Museum of Art recently acquired 24 works by visual artist Eugene J. Martin, who is known as a prolific American artist. The exhibit, entitled, "Improvisations in Time: Eugene J. Martin," opens Friday and runs through Oct.. 20. Martin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1938,and died Jan. 2005 in Lafayette, where he lived and worked. The Masur's exhibit celebrates Martin's legacy as a visual art Crawl welcomes visitors Local art galleries on show for bi-monthly event Staff report Art galleries welcome visitors Thursday to the bi-monthly Downtown Gallery Crawl in downtown Monroe and West Monroe. A fun atmosphere, the Gallery Crawl features original works by local artists, Gallery eaii Snicv Orah Lens AC ,. i J AiykT 9 far 1 Cf " Y yJKP1- Tuesday through Thursday 5-9pm 2 for 1 Margaritas on Wednesday Open Everyday Except Monday ir h ft ist in Louisiana and around the world. Masur Director Evelyn Stewart described Martin's work as "often humorous and highly abstract "paintings, collages, drawings) and photographs that primarily deal with the concepts of time and memory." Martin studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. from 1960-63. He has exhibited at Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Miss., Louisiana State University Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Biloxi, New Orleans African American Museum, Lilly Gallery, Duke University and Michel Ro-oryck Gallery, Ghent, Belgium. Martin's art is in the permanent collections of the Munich Museum of Modern Art, Munich, Germany, Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and others. TOGO What: Downtown Gallery Crawl When: 5-9 p.m. Thursday Where: Downtown Monroe and West Monroe Cost: Free live music, food and drink for all ages. Produced by the Downtown Arts Alliance, the Crawl unites nine Durjng the Downtown Gallery Crawl on Thursday iCO ui i. . i w urn variety 0f art See CRAWL. Page 2D file photo Cnnl Salad Bar. : " ' draft hoor nn Tnocriav Two Party Room Available Come enjoy your birthday free inside the restaurant The Masur Museum's Director Evelyn Stewart and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ben Hickey move a sculpture to make room for the upcoming exhibition, "Improvisations in Time: Eugene J. Martin." ben cordathe news-star TOGO What: Works by Eugene J. ; Martin When: Opens Saturday and " "runs through Oct. 20; mu-"" i seum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. ? : Tuesday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. ,. Saturday. ' Where: Masur Museum of Art Cost: Free i Info: 329-2237, masurmuseum. org Also on Saturday ?. The monthly children's Drop-In ; ; Activity is 2-5 p.m. in the carriage house. The event is free f and open to all youngsters. They will create their own mas- . terpiece under the guidance of v Masur staff. - , MORE EVENTS "Improvisations in Time", 2D Thursday wj De f0r sae. the news-star m'w " 'gn urn.' ii .liiu , niiiMi. l:f piU I-' f - ' -'if - Catfish & Shrimo " . dinners far $15.99 August at the Biedenharn Moonlight in the Garden Friday Staff report On Friday, by the light of the moon, guests at the Biedenharn can experience the play of light in the late evening during Moonlight in the Garden. ELsong Gardens has thousands of flowering plants, several water features and fine sculpture. There is also a conservatory filled with tropical plants. As a special treat, visitors can enjoy an old-fashioned Coke Float with Coca-Cola from the Biedenharn Coke Museum and Bluebell ice cream from The Creamery. The floats will be served by "the best soda jerks in Monroe." In addition to the gardens, the Bible Museum will be open for self-guided tours please finish your float before going in. New exhibits are in the museum as well as the permanent collection. The next Moonlight in the Garden will be Aug. 31. TOGO v What: Moonlight in the ' , Garden r When: 8-11 p.m. Friday 1 Where: Biedenharn Museum and Gardens Cost: $5 ' Info: 387-5281, bmuseum '.org" New exhibits at the Biedenharn Staff report Two new exhibits open Friday at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. "Winslow Homer: A Lost Painting Found," offers visitors a unique opportunity to view a previously unknown Civil War painting by one of America's most prominent painters. A recently found painting, "Watching the Shot" is accompanied by more than 30 wood engravings produced by Homer from 1958 to 1875, when he work for illustrated newsmagazines such as Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated News Paper. This collection has been loaned to the Biedenharn by the Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas, Texas. The other new exhibit, "Images of David," features 14 graphic panels by German artist Arne Wolf depicting The Battle of David and Goliath, as well as a facsimile leaf from the 1568 Bishops Bible, illustrated Bibles of the 1800s all the way to 2011's Brick Bible featuring Lego dioramas. The museum is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 11 and younger. 1 --if r

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