Interpreting Nature

Opening reception Friday, August 3rd from 5-8 p.m.

Interpreting Nature is a culmination of artworks created by local married couple and metal artists, John and Nancy Perilloux. Metals and nature combine to bring a unique art experience that mimics the beauty of nature that's permanently etched in their iron artworks.

After meeting John 20 years ago, Nancy was instilled with a passion for forging metal jewelry. Her career in art began with landscape paintings. The inspiration for her paintings come from things seen in her daily life, particularly in the wooded area of her home along Chappapeela Creek. John Perilloux's work reflects the ever-changing qualities of nature.

Each design has grown and evolved using blacksmithing techniques that create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces as well as sculpture and architectural works. Nature is a guiding figure in his works which reveal images of our physical world such as tree trunks, branches and vines.





Brews Arts Festival 2018

Friday, September 28th 5-9 p.m.

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is gearing up for its 9th annual Brews Arts Festival, and this year the HRAC is kicking it up a notch by “Brewing to the Nines.” The festival will take place in downtown Hammond at the Morrison Alley Parking Lot off North Cypress on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This year for our 9th annual Brews Arts Festival we’re exploring the art and craft of fine brewing along with celebrating the arts in our community. “’Brewing to the Nines’” will emphasize local breweries and signature selections from them with food pairings from local Hammond restaurants. Also new this year, HRAC will host music both outside and inside the building. The Open Range Band will play outside during Brews Arts, and Denton Hatcher with Kristin Foster will play inside for Playing the Staircase.

Each brewery will pair a signature crafted beer to a chef or restaurant-created sample tasting. This year’s Brews Arts Festival will feature only local breweries such as Gnarly Barley Brewing Co., Bayou Teche Brewing, Southern Craft Brewing Co., Tin Roof Brewing Co., Great Raft Brewing, Urban South Brewing, and Low Road Brewing. Participating restaurants that will provide food pairings include Mojito’s Bistro, Tacos & Beer, Our Mom’s, Le Saigon, Blackened Brew and Unique Events by T. Nichols.


Purchase your Brews Arts Fest tickets here.

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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.

Corporate Members:

Holly & Smith ArchitectsRon S. Macaluso Law Firm, LLCJerry Hymel's Our Glass Studio
Premiere Corporate Members: 
Patron Club Members:
CARE, Inc.

Tom & Donna Gay Anderson
Deek & Leisa Deblieux

Don Fellows & Hayley Taff

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