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Every year in the summer, the studios are abuzz with activity here at River Oaks. Over forty resident artists are preparing their piece in the Annual Summer Show that features works of art from mixed media to oil and acrylic to pottery. “The Resident Artists Show is dramatically different from all the other shows throughout the year, as it showcases the amazing diversity of talent we have here at River Oaks. All other exhibits focus on one artist or one discipline – this one is basically a creative free for all,” says Aubrey Bolen, Artistic Director for River Oaks.

Exhibit Openings at River Oaks are always special – one doesn’t get a chance to rub elbows with, and exchange ideas with renowned regional artists just any day after all. The May 2014 Exhibit Opening, features one of Louisiana’s up-and-coming artist, Jacob Broussard, and one of Louisiana’s most talented and established artists, Jane Crowell. Rounding out the trio of artists that exhibit openings at River Oaks are known for is Chris King, who is known well for his art meets performance installations.

At River Oaks, Real Men Cook and Mix

Annual Fundraiser to bring out the finest recipes in Central Louisiana

It is that time of the year again, in just a few weeks, the smell of caramelized onions, cooking seafood and freshly squeezed citrus will begin filling the streets around River Oaks over two dozen teams begin preparing the best recipes they have – competing for the coveted Men Who Cook & Men Who Mix trophy. This year’s event, taking place on May 17 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, promises to be full of flavors, spirits and laughter as usual.

Few artists can claim to have produced and collaborated on pieces larger than those of Nilda Comas.

River Oaks Exhibit to open Eyes and Minds

To artist Sue Karr Boagni, the process of creating art is much like a dance, a give and take between artist and medium, a language all of its own. Her work, known for its brilliant colors and eye-pleasing composition, shows it – “Sue’s use of texture and color, combined with the fluidity of her shapes, is truly the work of an artist that is one with the medium,” says Aubrey Bolen, Artistic Director at River Oaks. “Her work has been featured in American Artist Watercolor Magazine and has been shown all over the Southern U.S.

Annual Christmas Porch Sale - Call to Artists

RIVER OAKS ANNUAL SALE:
CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS AND FINE CRAFTSMEN

The 2013 Annual Christmas Porch Sale is right around the corner! River Oaks Square Arts Center invites all visual artists and craftsmen residing and/or working in Louisiana to submit works of art for our Annual Porch Sale featuring Louisiana Artisans and Fine Craftsmen. The Annual Sale is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Randy Brodnax Workshop/Class

Randy Brodnax, Aubrey Bolen & David Crain Exhibits & ArtWalk:

Van Gogh Promo

The Van Gogh Gala is an annual fundraiser benefiting River Oaks Square Arts Center- it is also River Oaks' largest annual fundraiser. The Gala provides the perfect opportunity for community members and patrons to become "Artists" for an evening. Star Artists are matched with a River Oaks Resident Artist or Local Artist for the creation of a masterpiece. Some artists contribute their own creations to the live auction. All masterpieces are auctioned at our annual Gala with all proceeds benefiting the ongoing operations of River Oaks Square Arts Center.

THE JOHN ESKEW PROJECT

RIVER OAKS ARTS CENTER & THE JOHN ESKEW PROJECT

NY Artist Myles Carer

A Very Special Guest at River Oaks

New York artist Myles Carter to offer classes and exhibit as part of GAEDA Art Education Series

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