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A Taste of Covington 2019, Spring for Art Saturday

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A Taste of Covington is an annual 5 day food, wine, music and art event revolving around the St. Tammany Art Association’s “Spring For Art” in Historic Downtown Covington. Proceeds benefit advertising and marketing for local businesses through the non-profit Covington Business Association (501c3), the St. Tammany Art Association and others throughout the calendar year. atasteofcovington.com

There are few better ways to spring forward than with a celebration of music, art and performing arts, and few better places to celebrate such than historic downtown Covington. Spring for Art is a free festival held in the streets of the city’s historic downtown district. Produced by St. Tammany Art Association, the annual event draws thousands of patrons who come out to enjoy the live music, art demonstrations, performances and dining in and around Downtown.

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 April 13th at Art Alley during Spring for Art. The event features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, woodworking, paintings, fiber art, pottery and more.

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While all three artists are now actively working and based on the Northshore, they come from different backgrounds and places. Each woman came to a point in her life in which she discovered and reacted to the impermanence of life, nature, and time.
St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) will host an opening reception on Saturday, April 13 during Spring For Art from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The exhibit will be on display through May 25, 2019, in the Miriam Barranger Gallery at STAA. A Panel Discussion with all three artists lead by Dale Newkirk will take place at the STAA Arthouse on Saturday, May 11 from 4 – 6 pm.
The St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433. Our gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm, and Saturday 11am – 4pm. All exhibitions are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

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Local Art Galleries Open During Three Rivers Art Festival – New Works

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The St. Tammany Art Association features their annual Member’s Exhibit show “Put Your Best Square Foot Forward”, where STAA challenges their artists to fit as much creativity as they can dream up to fit within a foot print of 144 square inches.  The exhibit will be open for viewing during the Covington Three Rivers Art Festival both Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  320 N. Columbia Street

Henry Hood Gallery

Henry Hood Gallery

A varied array of art by outstanding regional artists is on exhibit at Henry Hood Gallery in Downtown Covington. From the expected to the unexpected there are pieces to delight or fill your soul: elegant abstraction, comforting realism, art to make you wonder or tell a story, major works and stocking stuffers. “Contemporary Visions” at Henry Hood features Charles Blank, Andrew Boyd, Cissy Carville, Jean Flint, Jacquie Inda Hood, Lucille Hunter, Linda Katz, Maggie McConnell, Jeff Mickey, Laura Mitchell, Dale Newkirk, Brian Schmidt, Dennis Sipiorski, Ruth Siporski and Keith Villere.
325 E. Lockwood Street

Peggy Hesse - Three Rivers Gallery

Peggy Hesse – Three Rivers Gallery

“Out of the Wild” is the new installation by Peggy Hesse now showing at Three Rivers Gallery. “Wild nature inspires me, the tangle of undergrowth, the hanging vines, stately trees, the constantly changing light on the bayous and rivers. To me the wild places are holy and set apart in the quiet from the noise and congestion of today’s world.” – Peggy Hesse
333 E. Boston Street

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Second Saturday Art Stroll July 12th 6 – 9 pm – Downtown Covington Bustling With Several Events Saturday

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St. Tamany Art Association's Summer Show: 49th Annual National Juried Exhibit 201449th Annual National Juried Exhibition: Summer Show at St. Tammany Art Association

Open to artists from all over the United States, the St. Tammany Art Association’s annual juried exhibition is one of the most diverse in the state of Louisiana, featuring only visual art completed within the past two years. Read more here: STAA Announces Artists In 49th Annual Juried Exhibition This Saturday – The Summer Show

Lucille Hunter at Henry Hood Gallery

Lucille Hunter at Henry Hood Gallery

Henry Hood Gallery Mid Summer Exhibition
325 E. Lockwood Street

Henry Hood Gallery introduces new abstract paintings by Cissy Carville with a reception Saturday evening. The gallery is also showing new work by Jean Flint, Robin Hamaker, Lucille Hunter, Michael LeDay and Maggie McConnell.

October Waterfall by Barry Thomas

October Waterfall by Barry Thomas – showing at Tripolo Gallery in Downtown Covington

 

Tripolo Gallery Features Barry Thomas
323 N. Columbia Street

Everything about Barry Thomas is big. Big colors. Big physique. Big heart. Big humility. Big paintings. Even his paintbrushes, which he travels to Madrid, Spain to acquire, are big. And yet, he never fails to capture the subtle beauty of an Aspen tree, or a horse and rider, or a sunset shining eastward. Read more about Barry here.

 

Robert Maxwell: Exhibition of Sculpture at Three Rivers Gallery
333 E. Boston Street

“Beauty is found not in perfection but rather the dancing among imperfection” Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell at Three Rivers Gallery in Downtown Covington

Robert Maxwell at Three Rivers Gallery in Downtown Covington

Robert Maxwell’s exhibition of sculpture is a collection of work by the artist specializing in the human figure.  Having been inspired by some of the Old Master sculptors such as Rodin and Bernini, he traveled to Europe to study their works.  He has spent years learning and perfecting the complex lessons necessary for the technical skill required to sculpt such demanding subject matter.  He is constantly inspired by the  beauty evident in the human form.  There are so many elements that are important to the creation of the work such as mass, volume, perspective, light and dark.  These elements give an impression of form and space and bring emphasis to a particular narrative between the subject and the artist’s expression of that subject.  The most important element to Maxwell’s sculpture however is: texture.  The significance of the evidence of the human touch on the sculpture pieces are what the artist hopes to emphasize.  The handmade human quality and visible textures are just as important as the subject itself.

Award-winning artist Robert Maxwell has been a resident of St. Tammany Parish all of his life.  He has two Masters Degrees from Mississippi College for education and sculpture.  He spends much of his time sculpting his creations and teaching others anatomy, sculpture and mold making.  His art is in the permanent collections of Taylor University, Vermont Law School, and National University in Lima Peru, and locally: the Bogue Falaya Park gates. He is in public, private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Robert Maxwell: Exhibition of Sculpture is on view from July 12th through August 1st, 2014.

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Saturday Art Openings

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Annual Juried Members Exhibit at the STAA

The Annual Juried Members Exhibit will feature the works of the St. Tammany Art Association members February 9th – 28th. The juror this year will be Dale Newkirk. The opening reception will be this Saturday at the Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia Street.

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Andrew Boyd

Andrew Boyd

“Fresh Art” Group Opening at Henry Hood Gallery

Henry Hood Gallery’s first exhibit in the new year will be a group exhibition including artists Charles Blank, Andrew Boyd, Jean Flint, Robin Hamaker, Lucille Hunter, Lynda Katz, Michael Ledet, Maggie McConnell, Jeff Mickey, Nancy Perrilloux, Dennis Sipiorski, Ruth Siporski, Alexander Stolin, and Barbara Tardo. This show will be open February 7th with an opening reception February 9th from 6 – 9pm, and closing reception on April 7th.