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Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

Hammond Regional Arts Center has previously held similar cocktail events to capture the essence of Mardi Gras. This year’s ‘Art of the Cocktail’ event on Feb. 7 will embody a ‘Roaring 20s’ theme.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

The Hammond Regional Arts Center will be traveling back in time this week as they host an event dedicated to supporting the arts and local businesses. Taking place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-10 p.m., the HRAC will be hosting its annual ‘Art of the Cocktail’ party. This year, the event will embody...

Brews Arts Fest returns for tenth year

During the Brews Arts Festival, attendees can sample local brewery’s finest craft beer. Breweries like Gnarley Barley, Bayou Teche Brewing, Southern Craft Brewing and Tin Roof Brewing Company among others are expected to participate.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2019

The 10th annual Brews Art Festival will be organized on Sept. 27 from 5-9 p.m. Local breweries around Hammond will be sampling some of their finest craft beers in an event organized by the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Tara Bennett, media coordinator for HRAC, described the history of the Brews...

Zen Aesthetics features Japanese tea ceremony

The Hammond Regional Arts Center hosted a Japanese tea party from 1-3 p.m. Demonstrators engaged the audience in the culture of their

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center hosted a Japanese tea ceremony that is a part of the Zen Aesthetics program. The tea ceremony was held on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1-3 p.m. The Japanese tea ceremony showcased the traditions and cultures of tea ceremonies in Japan through a live demonstration and collaboration...

Learn art through a cup of tea

Hammond resident Scott Rohner observes Rosemary Goddell’s art work on display. Godell’s work is a part of Zen Aesthetics exhibition. Prakriti Adhikari/The Lion’s Roar

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter 

September 27, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is expanding its Zen Aesthetics exhibition to include the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29. Currently, the arts center is displaying works from Rosemary Goodell, an artist whose work is heavily influenced by Japan. According to the...

Burns to play at HRAC

Dr. Joseph Burns, professor of communication, sings and plays acoustic guitar at “Hot August Night.” Looking forward to “Playing the Staircase” on Sept. 27, Burns will perform songs, mostly original works, including a new song named “The Top of the Stairs.”

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2019

Dr. Joseph Burns, professor of communication, will be showcasing his musical prowess at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Burns said that he will present a mixture of original and cover songs in the series “Playing the Staircase” on Friday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the HRAC. “I like to be...

Art brings Zen to downtown Hammond

The Zen Aesthetics exhibition, by Rosemary Goodell, is now accessible to the public in the Hammond Regional Arts Center until Friday, Sept. 27. Maureen Joyce, executive director of the HRAC, encourages viewers to reflect on how this art makes them feel after observing the paintings in the gaery.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center started a new exhibition called “Zen Aesthetics.” “Zen Aesthetics” was created by Rosemary Goodell, who explored wabi-sabi, an aesthetic that she was aiming to capture in her art. According to Goodell, wabi-sabi can be defined as, the beauty of things: imperfect,...