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“Painting Provence” Opens Tuesday At City Hall

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The City of Covington’s Gallery at City Hall will open the art exhibition – “Painting Provence through rose colored glasses,” with a reception. Mayor Mark invites the public to attend on Tuesday, March 10, from 5 – 7 p.m.
This exhibition features the work of South Louisiana artists Carol Hallock, Cecelia Hoyt, Claire Pasqua, Diane St. Germain, and Gwen Voorhies as the group explored Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps in the summer of 2019 in Provence, France. 

Work for the show is curated by Ben Bensen III and hangs through May 1, 2020.  The exhibition opening reception is at The Gallery at City Hall located at Covington City Hall, 317 North Jefferson Avenue, Covington, Louisiana 70433.  For more information please contact Covington City Hall at 985.898.4715 or visit online at covla.com

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Downtown Covington Events This Week

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UPDATE: Rockin’ the Rails Cancelled For April 4.

Rockin’ the Rails Concert Cancelled Tonight

Police Chief Stephen Culotta has consulted with the National Weather Service and out of caution and for the safety of our citizens, we have decided to cancel our Rockin the Rails (featuring New Suit) concert tonight, Thursday, April 4, 2019. Thank you for continuing to support the City of Covington.

Covington Art Market This Saturday

St. Tammany Art Association, in partnership with the City of Covington, presents the Covington Art Market, a juried market of visual arts and crafts held the first Saturday of the month at the Trailhead in Covington. The event features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, photography, paintings, fiber art, woodworking, pottery and more.
Save the Date: STAA’s Spring for Art is right around the corner! STAA presents “Pushing Boundaries”, opening Saturday, April 13, 2019 during Spring for Art.
Find out more at sttammany.art.

Peg Usner Solo Exhibition at City Hall

The City of Covington’s Gallery at City Hall will open the solo exhibition of Peg Usner with a reception. Mayor Mike Cooper invites the public to attend on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 5:00-7:00pm.
Peg Usner focuses on plein air painting, creating art in the natural landscape.  She began painting on her own at 11 years old, and received her first formal training under Raymond Scully in New Orleans.  Peg received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Louisiana Tech, and her Master of Arts in History at UNO.  As a professor of Interior Design, she led the program and taught for 23 years at Delgado College.

From 2015 through 2018, Peg served as Longue Vue House and Gardens’ first Artist in Residence.. In September 2018, Longue Vue hosted her solo show entitled “Impressions: NOLA, Northshore and Beyond.”  The St. Tammany Art Association has been displaying Peg’s works since 1997, and in September of 2017 featured her in a solo show entitled “The Intimacy of Plein Air Painting.” In January of 2017, the Atrium Gallery at Christwood in Covington, Louisiana, also hosted a solo exhibition of her work.  LPB featured Peg’s story in the 2017 Season 5, Episode 502 edition of “Art Rocks.”  Peg participates annually in the Abita Springs “En Plein Air” and New Iberia “Shadows on the Teche” plein air events.  She participates in art festivals, including Three Rivers, in Covington.  Also, Peg illustrated David Campbell’s poetry book “Nature All Around Us” in 2017.  The July/August 2018 issue of InsideNorthside featured her as cover artist. 
She continues to paint the beauty of Louisiana, but also in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina on frequent visits.  However, wherever Peg is with her paints, nature provides subjects for her art.  

The exhibition opening reception will be held at The Gallery at City Hall located at Covington City Hall, 317 North Jefferson Avenue, Covington, Louisiana 70433.
For more info: Covington City Hall at 985.898.4715, visit covla.com, or Facebook pages- City of Covington-Office of Cultural Arts & Events or City of Covington.

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John Goodwyne Solo Exhibition at City Hall

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Local watercolor painter and STAA member John Goodwyne has been selected as the latest local artist to display their artwork on the walls of Covington’s City Hall.

The City of Covington’s Gallery at City Hall opened the solo exhibition of John Goodwyne with a reception last Tuesday. Mayor Mike Cooper invites the public to view the exhibition, which will run for several weeks.

Covington City Hall is located at 317 N Jefferson Avenue in Covington , LA.

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Gallery at City Hall to Feature Sue Zaunbrecher

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The City of Covington’s Gallery at City Hall will open the solo exhibition of Sue Zaunbrecher with a reception. Mayor Mike Cooper invites the public to attend on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, 5 – 7 p.m.

Sue Zaunbrecher, Artist : “I have shown my art at the St. Tammany Healing Arts Initiative in 2016 and frequently have work for sale at the St. Tammany Art Association member gallery and at Gretchen Armbruster Artworks. I have volunteered in many ways in our community by serving on the boards of the St. Tammany Art Association and the St. Tammany Library Foundation, several school boards, teaching bible studies and donating art to various charitable causes.” Visit suezaunbrecher.com.
The exhibition opening reception will be held at the Gallery at City Hall located at Covington City Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue, Covington. For more information, please contact Covington City Hall at 985-898-4715 or visit online: covla.com. Find City of Covington on FB.

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Save the Date: Cynthia Kolls Exhibition

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The City of Covington’s Gallery at City Hall will open the solo exhibition of Cynthia Kolls with a reception. Mayor Mike Cooper invites the public to attend on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 5:30pm until 7:00pm.
Cynthia Kolls is an artist that lives and paints in her Mandeville home.  She grew up in New Orleans and is inspired by the music, festivals and everyday things that she appreciates in the south.  Oyster shells, crabs and flowers are just a few of her favorite subjects to paint.

STAA Member’s Gallery Exhibition, White Linen Night

She creates bold, colorful paintings with high flow acrylics, inks, paper and resin epoxy.  When traditional canvases won’t do, she cuts out wooden silhouettes on her scroll saw to create unique foundations for her art.
Cynthia’s work can be found on Instagram…@cynkollsart and at Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights on Royal Street.
The exhibition opening reception will be held at The Gallery at City Hall located at Covington City Hall, 317 North Jefferson Avenue, Covington, Louisiana 70433.
For more information, contact Covington City Hall at 985.898.4715, Visit covla.com Find them on Facebook

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Chuck Wright Exhibition At City Hall

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The Gallery at City Hall is featuring Chuck Wright’s latest Art works. His first working with acrylic and watercolor was under the direction of Annette LaRue, and he began painting full-time in 2003 after becoming disabled. He was the first artist to exhibit work in the Abita Springs Trailhead Museum. Wright has previously participated in Covington’s Three Rivers Art Festival and once sold his artwork from Pirate’s Alley in New Orleans.

While many of his acrylic and oil paintings capture musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Dr. John and Janis Joplin, there’s a great variety to Chuck’s other works for viewing. City Hall is located at 317 N. Jefferson Ave.