Summer Ballet Intensive
Baton Rouge Ballet enlists three of its favorite artists and instructors to teach ballet, contemporary dance, variations, pointes and partnering lessons for an intensive summer week Monday through Friday, July 25-29 , at The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court.
The intensive, for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12 and up with at least one year of peak, runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $425 plus a $25 registration fee by visiting batonrougeballet.org/summer-intensive/.
The instructors are Penny Askew, recently school principal of Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Choteau School and ballet master of Oklahoma City Ballet; Helen Daigle, currently a faculty member at Louisville Ballet School; and Marlon Grigsby, who teaches and dances in the Houston area.
Opening of new exhibitions
The LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., opens two new exhibitions on Thursday, July 14: “Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936—Present” and “Mario Moore: Responding to the History.” Coinciding with the “Blurring Boundaries” exhibition, there will be a virtual panel discussion on Zoom at 6 p.m. on July 14, featuring artist and “curator instigator” Creighton Michael, “Blurring Boundaries” artists Susan Bonfils and Emily Berger and Museum Executive Director Daniel Stetson The discussion is free For more information visit lsumoa.org.
Hilliard’s new exhibition
The Hilliard Art Museum, 7155 St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, will open “Little Things: Drawings and Photographs by Fred Packard” on Friday, July 22. The exhibit is a study of works on paper by the artist, who founded the photography concentration at the Department of Visual Arts on the campus of the University of Lafayette in Louisiana. For more information, call (337) 482‐2278 or visit hilliardmuseum.org.
Onward to the moon
The Pennington Planetarium’s newest show, “Forward to the Moon,” premiered at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, on July 2. Join Kari Byron of “Crash Test World” and “MythBusters” as she chronicles a journey beyond Earth to a sustainable future in space. For more information, call (225) 344-5272 or visit lasm.org.
At the Capitol Park Museum
The Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., is showing “Letitia Huckaby: This Same Dusty Road” and “Katrina Andry: The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came,” both through September 17. For more information, call (225) 342-5428 or visit louisianastatemuseum.org/museum/capitol-park-museum.
Proud Families Exhibition
Only four days left to view the “Proud Families: blood, found or made” exhibit which will close with a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 at the Shell Gallery at the Cary Saurage Community Art Center, 233 Ferdinand St. St. The show explores the concepts and complexities of family, connection, and love within the LGBTQ+ community. The next show will be an exhibition of works by Kelsey Livingston. A title and dates will be announced later. For more information, call (225) 344-8558 or visit artsbr.org.