William Hemmerling

August 5-26, 2016     
The Hammond Regional Arts Center will feature self-taught artist William Hemmerling for the month of August, in conjunction with Hot August Night.

Though an untrained artist, Hemmerling's work reflects sophistication and skill. Through his work, his love of people is evident along with the influence of Southern folk culture. In 2005, Hemmerling was invited to create the prestigious New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Poster. Though often remembered for paintings involving spiritual themes, this exhibition will focus on Hemmerling’s depiction of Jazz and Blues musicians as well a series of paintings he created in homage to Modernist masters.

A public reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, August 12 from 5-8 p.m. during Hot August Night. This reception is open to the general public.

HRAC Coming Home Dinner

In addition to the four dinner season, the HRAC is hosting a special dinner in September. The “HRAC Comes Home” dinner will feature Chef Josh Burris of Mariner's Inn on September 12 at the HRAC. This extra dinner has a little something more to give. In addition to a delicious two-course meal, attendees will leave with a special "lagniappe" surprise. Tickets are as low as $50 for HRAC members and $55 for non-members for the HRAC Comes Home dinner. Seating is limited. 

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The Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC) supports, promotes, and coordinates visual, performing, and literary arts in Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding parishes. Our primary mission is to enrich lives through quality arts education, develop an appreciation of the arts within individuals, and introduce the public to professional exhibitions, performances and literature.

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.

Our sincere gratitude goes out to our many supporters! Special thanks to those who have shown support of our efforts to promote the arts.

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Patron Club Members:
First Bank and Trust
Jeffrey & Barbara Smith
 Marjorie Morrison

Tom & Donna Gay Anderson
Deek and Leisa Deblieux

Don Fellows and Hayley Taff


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