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Barbra Tardo’s artwork sits on display at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. A New Orleans native, Tardo was a fixture in the university’s Visual Arts department for decades.

Hammond Regional Arts Center features former professor Barbara Tardo’s artwork

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

From Oct. 16 to Nov. 11, the Hammond Regional Arts Center will be displaying Barbara Tardo’s artwork in an exhibition titled “Sand Reliefs & Other Works.”  Tardo, a former instructor of Visual...

The Hammond Regional Arts Center has instituted several projects to keep people creative at home, including #ChalktheWalkTangi. Locals can submit photo chalk art to HRAC to be featured on their social media.

HRAC takes initiative with new online projects

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter May 7, 2020

With a pandemic that has caused several businesses to close their doors, many people have been deprived of their chance to enjoy the arts. Businesses might be closed, but that has not stopped the Hammond...

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is opened Wednesday through Friday from 12- 6 p.m. For more information contact HRAC 985-542-7113.

Hammond Regional Arts Center honors the legacy of Marjorie Morrison

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter January 30, 2020

Marjorie Morrison, advocate of the arts and former wife of U.S. Senator Jim Morrison, has been featured through the works of Hammond artists Pat Macaluso and Denise Tullier-Holly. The exhibit is formally...

The Hammond Regional Arts Center hosted its annual Fine & Functional event to support local artists and allow visitors to purchase handmade gifts for the holiday 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...

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...

Bumble Bee Pottery sells ceramic items including teapots, jewelry and platters. Helene Fielder encourages aspiring artists to find a style that matches their aesthetic.

Selling art that holds a practical purpose

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter March 11, 2019

A kitchen does not have to be filled with plastic cups and store-bought vases. Handmade mugs, jewelry, pots and plates serve a conventional purpose to consumers while upholding the artistic flair of any...

Kendall Alvis, an instructor at Painting with a Twist, teaches a class on painting a mermaid and a beach scene. Along with the Hammond Regional Arts Center and the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Painting with a Twist is a venue in Hammond that can mingle romance and 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,...

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...

The Hammond Regional Arts Center promotes the arts through exhibitions and events like the Common Read, inviting Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of Americas Shining Women, to talk about her book. HRAC began working to promote the arts in its community in 1982.

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...

Kyle Trav checks out the artworks on display in the Hammond Regional Arts Center’s “Fine and Functional Show.” The exhibition includes pieces for sale ranging from under $20 to over $300.

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,...

Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of Americas Shining Women, speaks about her account of the women that suffered from radiation poisoning as dial painters in the 20th century.

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...

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...

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