Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fluid Land Exhibit

Meghan Fleming's exhibition titled "Fluid Land: Cartographic Drawings of a Southwest Louisiana Landscape" will be on display at Art Associates Gallery in Central School from July 26th - August 22nd.  An opening reception will be held from 5pm-7pm on Friday July 26. 

(Erosion, India ink on paper, by Meghan Fleming)

The Drawings in the exhibition are a part of a larger project "Marsh Views" which Fleming has been working on for the past three years. The goal of "Marsh Views" was to gather visual data of the marsh through photographic images, conduct research with wetland experts, and produce a series of drawings about land loss and restoration. Fleming used aerial maps of the marsh spanning from 1998 to 2010 as source material for her drawings.  The project was part of a collaboration with the Louisiana Environmental Research Center (LERC) and funded by a US Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Grant #68-7217-10-006. 

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.  For more information contact the Arts Council at 337-439-2787.   

Thursday, July 11, 2013

George Porter Jr. & The Runnin' Pardners to play Lake Charles

New Orleans bass legend George Porter Jr. & The Runnin' Pardners are performing at Luna Live, this Saturday, July 13.  The Chuck Live gathered some info to let you know how incredible this show will be!
George Porter Jr. is best known as the bassist and singer for The Meters.  Formed in the mid 60's along with Art Neville, The Meters came to be recognized as one of the originators of funk.  After disbanding in 1977 George Porter Jr. has gone on to form many groups and side projects including his own group The Runnin' Pardners.  He has also been performing and recording with an astounding roster of musicians including Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robbie Roberston, Willy Deville, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, and Tori Amos to name a few.

George Porter Jr. & The Runnin' Pardners are highly respected not just as a quintessential New Orleans Band, but also on the jam band and festival circuit.  Working with George in The Runnin' Pardners are Brint Anderson, Michael Lemmler, Khris Royal, and Terrence Houston.
It is an honor for Lake Charles to host one of the industry's most elite bass players.  George Porter Jr. & The Runnin' Pardners are yet another huge step in the growing music scene here in The Chuck, lets get out there and support this!
Luna Live is located at 710 Ryan Street.  Doors open at 8pm, tickets are $15. 
Stay up to date on what is happening in the LC music scene at www.thechucklive.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Imperial Calcasieu Museum: Summer Film Series

On Thursdays in July: 11, 18, 25, & August 1st and 8th, The Imperial Calcasieu Museum will screen a different film each week accompanied by a lecture and brief Q&A session following the screening.  Popcorn will be provided free of charge, with refreshments available for purchase. Admission is $4 for non members, and free for members.  

July 11th 6pm-8pm "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" hosted by Hooper Nichols

July 18th 6pm-8pm "The Producers" hosted by Susan Reed

July 25th 6pm-8pm "The Shane" hosted by Bill Shearman

August 1st 6pm-8pm "Z" hosted by Reed Mendelson

August 8th 6pm-8pm "The Straight Story" hosted by Jim Serra

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum is located at 204 W. Sallier Street, for more information contact the Imperial Calcasieu Museum at 337-439-3797, or visit http://imperialcalcasieumuseum.org/index.cfm .