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The Wild & Free exhibition features work from female artists April Hammock, Denise Hopkins and Kimberly Meadowlark. Opening night of the exhibition occurred on April 16, and the display will remain in the HRAC until May 21.

Take a breather and see ‘Wild & Free’ at the HRAC

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is currently hosting the Wild & Free Exhibition until May 21, featuring three Louisiana-based artists.  HRAC’s online preview for this exhibition stated that...

‘Beyond the Proscenium’ exhibition shines spotlight on theatrical design

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is home to many of Downtown Hammond’s most crowd-gathering stage performances. This led their neighbor, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, to pose the question:...

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.

Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

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...

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.

Brews Arts Fest returns for tenth year

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...

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

Zen Aesthetics features Japanese tea ceremony

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...

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

Learn art through a cup of tea

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...

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.”

Burns to play at HRAC

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...

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.

Art brings Zen to downtown Hammond

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...

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