The Art League of Central has a busy schedule planned for July and August. This Monday, July 9, at 6:00 pm at the Joor Road branch of the Public Library, they will be holding their monthly meeting. Anyone interested in art is invited to attend. They will be making preparations for their upcoming juried show in August at the Joor Road Library. The show, entitled “Celebrating the Louisiana Bicentennial”, is open to members only, but it is not too late to join the ALC and enter your artwork! Juried by Denham Springs artist Bonnie Williams, the show will award cash prizes for first, second, and third, and ribbons for honorable mention in the categories of “Under Glass” and “Non Glass”. A $25 entry fee covers up to three submissions.
In addition, the ALC is anticipating its annual “Studio Hop/Progressive Dinner Party” open to members and their guests. Three members will open their homes and studios to the League for touring and enjoying food prepared by participants. This will be held Saturday, July 28. Contact us if you’d like to join us!
The August monthly meeting will feature guest artist Mike Verrett, a published children’s book writer and illustrator. Mike currently is employed by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He teaches with the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, is a police sketch artist, a former Homicide Detective, and retired, Bronze-Star decorated Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. Mike studied art at LSU, the Scottsdale (Arizona) Art Institute, and the FBI Academy. He recently was accepted into the creative writing program of the Institute of Children’s Literature in West Redding, CT. He is the author of “The White Alligator” as well as numerous other books. The public is welcomed to come out and hear this fascinating artist relate his experiences on August 13 at 6:00 pm.
For more information on Art League activities, or to inquire about membership, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 413-2162.