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Fine and Functional sells local artwork for gift-giving season

Fine and Functional sells local artwork for gift-giving season

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2019

As the holiday season began, people sought out to buy original, handmade gifts. The Hammond Regional Arts Center, located downtown, continued its holiday traditions by hosting its annual Fine and Functional show. The opening exhibition took place on Nov. 15 starting at 5 p.m. This event allowed artists in...

HRAC infuses membership gala with Cuba

HRAC infuses membership gala with Cuba

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center celebrated its annual membership gala with a display of Cuban cigar box guitars, drinks and food from Mojitos Bistro and the Julio and Cesar Band. The festivities were held at HRAC on May 10 from 5-8 p.m. This year, the gala's theme was "A Night in Havana." "This...

Make local, summer plans in the arts

Make local, summer plans in the arts

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 7, 2019

During the summer, the celebration of creative expression will continue through activities from exhibitions to art camps. On campus, the Contemporary Art Gallery will exhibit a series of works from Evan Fugazzi, an artist from Philadelphia, from June 10 to August 30. On June 27-29, theatre alumni w...

Rising artists showcase their projects

Rising artists showcase their projects

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2019

Artists in grades K-12 have their works on display in downtown Hammond. The Hammond Regional Arts Center held the opening reception for the "Young Artists Exhibition" on Friday, Mar. 8 from 5-8 p.m. Maureen Joyce, executive director of the HRAC, explained that students from surrounding elementary...

Fostering romance with art

Fostering romance with art

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

For an aura of romance and creativity, couples can find venues like the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Painting with a Twist and the Hammond Regional Arts Center, all located in downtown Hammond, as a way to express their feelings through art. Roy Blackwood, executive director of the Col...

Cocktails, music and Moulin Rouge await

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 6, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center looks towards a third successful year of "Art of the Cocktail" with an increase in bartenders. "Art of the Cocktail" is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. in HRAC. This year, the theme is Moulin Rouge, and the number of participating bartenders grew...

A community nurtures the arts

A community nurtures the arts

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 5, 2019

Through more than an exhibition, the Hammond Regional Arts Center promotes and brings local, regional and national art to its community. According to Tara Bennett, media coordinator for the HRAC, the arts center “provides an avenue for everyone in Tangipahoa Parish to enrich their lives through a...

Playing the Staircase with Robison

Playing the Staircase with Robison

Madeline Cancienne , Staff Reporter

November 26, 2018

Beyond his university position, Department Head of History and Political Science William Robison fulfilled his childhood aspirations in music.  Robison shared that his love for music began at an early age. “I’ve been playing music all of my life,” said Robison. “I started singing as a li...

Find holiday season gifts for every wish list

Find holiday season gifts for every wish list

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 19, 2018

Shoppers can complete their holiday gift list with functional, creative artworks at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. This year’s “Fine and Functional Show” holds an array of items including ceramics, jewelry, ornaments and 2D art. All pieces on display are available for purchase. Prices vary...

Reading and talking about the Radium Girls

Reading and talking about the Radium Girls

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 4, 2018

Kate Moore visited Hammond to talk about her nationally acclaimed book "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women" and the lives of the women depicted in it. The talk brought attendees to the Hammond Regional Arts Center on Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Media Coordinator for HRAC Tara Bennett...

New Orleans organization brings pastel to Hammond

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

Along with its French influence, New Orleans is home to an organization dedicated to honoring the art of pastel painting. Formed in 1984, the Degas Pastel Society connects pastel artists on an international level through the appreciation of the art medium and one of its prominent painters, Edgar Degas. Treasurer...

Brewing and flourishing

Brewing and flourishing

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 29, 2018

The Hammond Regional Arts Center invited the community to enjoy craft beer, food, artwork and live music for the ninth annual "Brews Arts Festival." Local breweries and restaurants set up in the Morrison Alley Parking Lot on Friday, Sept. 28. Tara Bennett, media coordinator for HRAC, shared her...