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4th Annual A Taste of Covington 4 Day Food & Wine Event This Weekend

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A Taste of Covington 2015, the Covington Business Association’s annual four day food and wine event, is this weekend! Thursday begins the event with the Vintner’s Dinner, four course meals with expert wine pairings at top local restaurants. Participating restaurants include Annadelle’s Plantation, Dakota Restaurant, Del Porto Ristorante, English Tea Room & Eatery, Gallagher’s Grill, Mac’s on Boston Street, Pardo’s, Ox Lot 9 and Seiler Bar, check here for availability.

The Grand Tasting takes place on Friday, April 10 under two tents at Acquistapace’s Wine Warehouse. The Festa Del Vino Wine Tasting is at the historic Southern Hotel Saturday afternoon, April 11. On Saturday evening, St. Tammany Art Association’s Spring For Art fills downtown with art, music, food, a fashion show and more. Sunday’s Champagne Jazz Brunch at Ox Lot 9 is Sold Out.

Visit www.atasteofcovington.com to learn more about these events and ticket purchasing.

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Gal Holiday at Rockin’ the Rails Free Concert Series Thursday

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Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue

Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue

The City of Covington’s Spring and Fall Concert Series, Rockin’ The Rails, continues this week with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. “Keeping alive a purely American musical genre deserving of tribute, with both their interpretations of classic country and original compositions of real life stories, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue are not to be missed.” galholiday.com

The City of Covington is pleased to announce its twelfth Rockin’ the Rails FREE Spring concert series at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street. The concerts will take place every Thursday in April from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rockin’ the Rails is presented by the City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts & Events and is sponsored by Champagne Beverage & Covington Brewhouse.   www.covla.com

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STAA’s Spring for Art 2015 this Saturday in Downtown Covington

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STAA Spring for Art 2015The St. Tammany Art Association presents Spring For Art 2015 this Saturday evening, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event takes place throughout downtown Covington, and brochures with this year’s map and events are available now at the Art Association and participating businesses.

Sponsored in part by Champagne Beverage and Fat Tire Amber Ale, the free event features live music indoors and out throughout the walkable, historic St. John district and new work by dozens of artists from across the Southeast at participating galleries and shops.

Spring for Art 2015 sponsors

www.sttammanyartassociation.org

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Lee Lane Martini Contest & Whimmsey Shoppe During Spring for Art 2015

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Lee Lane Martini Contest 2014 - Seiler Bar martini prep

Lee Lane Martini Contest 2014 – Seiler Bar martini prep

The popular Mix Masters’ Martini Contest returns to Lee Lane during Spring For Art 2015, sponsored by A Taste Of Covington! Sample unique martinis created by local bartenders and amateur mixologists. The Martini Contest takes place at the 200 block of Lee Lane at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the classic jazzy tunes of Steppin’ Up while you sip and shop! Right around the corner on Rutland, you’ll find The Whimmsey Shoppe, featuring artwork by Aaryn Crews, Lu Griffin-Tucker, Nancy Wolf-Kimberly and Valree Berle. 985-400-5791

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House of Dunn Features Sarah Dunn for Spring for Art

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Sarah Dunn House of DunnCovington artist, Sarah Dunn, returns home after two years in Nome Alaska. The show will display Dunn’s new works inspired by the extreme conditions living at the edge of the Arctic circle. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to meet with Sarah while between filming the hit gold mining show, Bering Sea Gold, with her boyfriend Zeke Tenhoff.

The exhibit opens at the House of Dunn at 813 E. Rutland St. from 6pm – 9pm and will be serving up a variety of Covington Brewhouse crafted beers and as always, fun.  985-630-9793

 

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History Antiques & Interiors Features New Spring Arrivals for Spring for Art

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tulip2History Antiques & Interiors will be open during Spring For Art to showcase new Spring inventory. History features American & European antiques, porcelains, silver sets, decorative arts and design services. Every piece has a story in History! 985-892-0010

317 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA www.historyantiquesandinteriors.com

Tulip pictures taken at History Antiques & Interiors by Cici Photography

Tulip pictures taken at History Antiques & Interiors by Cici Photography

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Rosemary’s Closet & The English Tea Room Presents “Fashion Through the Decades”

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Enjoy a fun fashion presentation featuring vintage styles through the decades, with records from the eras! Clothing and music provided by Elizabeth Williams of Rosemary’s Closet, modeled by wait staff of The English Tea Room. The fashion show will take place on Gibson Street right off Columbia Street at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for the St. Tammany Art Association’s Spring for Art!

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Henry Hood Gallery Presents “Dreaming Out Loud” Opening for Spring for Art

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Babette Beaulieu

Babette Beaulieu

Henry Hood Gallery features the works of local artists Babette Beaulieu and Linda Dautreuil in “Dreaming Out Loud”, with an opening reception and meet the artists Saturday during Spring for Art, 6 – 9 pm.

Linda Dautreuil

Linda Dautreuil

These artists use mixed media, yet highly structured processes, to enhance their stories. Babette’s translucent female forms are pierced with found debris the clothed with skin like ribbons of writing. In Linda’s new works on paper, an underlying grid holds the layers of marks as the images develop giving meaning and visual intrigue to the pieces.

Henry Hood Gallery is located at 325 E. Lockwood Street, downtown Covington, LA.

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Exhibit by Tanya Dischler Opening at Three Rivers Gallery for Spring for Art

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"Tanya Dischler: Unfinished Business on the Bayou" opens Saturday April 11th at Three Rivers Gallery

“Tanya Dischler: Unfinished Business on the Bayou” opens Saturday April 11th at Three Rivers Gallery

“The older I get, the more I grow to appreciate my childhood and the more I realize how unique it was. This is where I was born and raised.  It is the beginning of my story, it is who I am, where I came from and it is still taking me to places unknown. Those memories, sights, sounds, and smells keep pulling me back…like I have unfinished business and I welcome it, I embrace it. I think it will always be there calling me back and for that I am grateful.”   Tanya Dischler

This new series of artwork by award winning artist, “Tanya Dischler: Unfinished Business on the Bayou” began with her Burning Cane Series and is a continuation of a deep exploration of her roots. She is strongly bound to the land.  Having grown up with the freedom and daily adventures of country life, her memories are of sugar cane fields taller than she and memories as sharp and strong as the blades of the cane stalks she ran through as a child. These paintings are more than visual records; they are steeped in her experiences growing up with family, swimming in the Gulf, gathering pecans, and the plethora of farm animals and wild game here in Louisiana. These pieces are textured with natural patterns that bring to mind the Gulf of Mexico and the labyrinth of canals and bayous that travel through South Louisiana like veins infusing the land with life. These paintings by Dischler are a celebration of the impact of that life.

South Louisiana artist Tanya Dischler, originally from Franklin, grew up on Bayou Salé. She now resides in Mandeville, Louisiana.  She studied at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University and various artist workshops throughout the United States, Mexico, France and Indonesia. She is widely collected both nationally and internationally.

“Unfinished Business” an exhibition featuring paintings by Tanya Dischler will be on view April 11th – May 2nd 2015 at Three Rivers Gallery, 333 E. Boston Street downtown Covington.

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Covington Lions Club Hosts 7th Annual Car & Bike Show

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lionsclubcarshow4815The Covington Lion’s Club will be presenting their 7th Annual Car & Bike Show Saturday, April 11th 8 am – 3 pm at the Covington Trailhead. Awards for the top ten pre-1975 vehicles will be given, as well as a “Best of Show” and “Mayor’s Award”. Other entertainment includes a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, dash plaques, great oldies music and a ring toss with various mechanical equipment. The event will benefit the LA Lions Eye Foundation and LA Lions Handicapped Children’s Camp. Contact Lee Roy Jenkins (985-966-3786) or Bill Woessner (985-892-0788) or email mccaite1943@yahoo.com. Rain date is April 25th.

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Roy Blaum Receives Key to the City of Covington

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Mayor Mike Cooper presenting the Key to the City to Roy Blaum. Photo courtesy of Mark St. James.

Mayor Mike Cooper presenting the Key to the City to Roy Blaum. Photo courtesy of Mark St. James.

Mayor Mike Cooper presents Roy Blaum with a Key to the City of Covington during a surprise birthday party at STAA. Mr. Blaum turns 80 this week, with nearly half of that time spent in downtown Covington. Mr. Roy will provide an art demonstration of his wood carving during Spring For Art in front of his shop, Roy’s Knife & Archery, 319 N. Columbia St.

Photo courtesy Mark St. James

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COPA Hosts Friday Night Music Club Featuring Tim Laughlin Trio

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The Center Of Performing Arts continues the Friday Night Music Club this Friday, April 10 with the Tim Laughlin Trio, featuring clarinetist Tim Laughlin, drummer Hal Smith, and pianist David Boeddinghaus – the trio featured on Tim’s latest album, The Trio Collection.

Friday Night Music COPA Tim McLA native of New Orleans, Tim has recorded a dozen solo CDs among which “The Isle of Orleans” (2003) is an award-winning collection of Laughlin originals. With this, he was the first and only New Orleans clarinetist to ever write and record an entire album of originals. Tickets for the Tim Laughlin Trio may be purchased online here, or call 985-727-4638.

See more upcoming events at COPA on their website: www.centerofperformingarts.net

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Live Music During Spring for Art In Downtown Covington

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S4A15musicLive music on the streets includes (clockwise, top right) Steppin’ Up on the 200 block of Lee Lane, Timothy Achan Gates on the 400 block of Gibson, Sharon Schech Band on the 500 block of Columbia, and the Rick Samson Project on the 200 block of Columbia.

Other special events during Spring for Art 2015 include Musical Masterpieces – the artsy version of musical chairs – sponsored by Painting with a Twist from 6:30 – 7:30 on Columbia Street, Live Theater by Playmakers and 30 by Ninety Theater, and art demonstrations by Grayhawk Perkins and Alligator Clay Mobile.

Check our other articles to learn more about Spring for Art happenings, or visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org

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Old Feed Store Music Series Features Last Chance Bluegrass Band

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lastchancebluegrassband-300x225Saturday April 11 is Last Chance Bluegrass Band at the Old Feed Store Music Series, hosted by Marsolan’s Feed & Seed from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy the free show right after the farmer’s market! Marsolan’s hosts this free music series every Spring and Fall. Learn more here.