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Rising artists showcase their projects

Rising artists showcase their projects

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2019


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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...

When a staircase becomes a stage

When a staircase becomes a stage

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

Live performances, beverages and an intimate atmosphere have attracted Hammond’s residents to the Hammond Regional Arts Center for the past three months. The HRAC’s most recent series entitled “Playing the Staircase” has featured local musicians on the last Friday of each month since this...

Brewing to the nines

Brewing to the nines

Jennifer Dettwiller, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

The Hammond Regional Arts Center will bring together local breweries for their 9th annual “Brews Arts Festival.” Since this year is the ninth year of the festival, the theme will be “Brewing to the Nines.” Tara Bennett, media coordinator for HRAC, discussed the signature fundraiser. “This...

Events celebrating the arts and culture in Hammond

Events celebrating the arts and culture in Hammond

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 23, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

Culture and appreciation for the arts can be found throughout Hammond. The university is holding an art workshop for children from July 9-19 taught by Associate Professor of Art Education Kim Finley-Stansbury. The Hammond Art Guild teaches adult summer art camps at the Hammond Regional Arts Center...