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Sundays@4 is Baton Rouge Gallery’s most diverse program, offering more than a dozen performances/readings from top-notch local authors, musicians, dance troupes, poets and more. Always free, always open to the public and always starting at 4pm, these intimate engagements give you an up close look at what local writers and performers are working on. Here’s what’s coming up next at Sundays@4: 

 

March 30: EBR Schools Talented String Concert, "Classical Meets Jazz"

 

BRG's Sundays@4 series is proud to once again host the annual EBR Schools Talented String Concert, "Classical Meets Jazz," coming to the gallery this Sunday. Under the direction of Dr. Yong Pan, David Hinson and guest artist, Dr. Lin He (Associate Professor of Violin at LSU), students from McKinley, Woodlawn and Baton Rouge High School will be performing a variety of numbers using string and wind instruments for visitors to enjoy.  

The program includes classical pieces of Mozart, Vivaldi and Starvinsky as well as works by jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus and Kenny Dorham. A work by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens will also be featured. 

This presentation coincides with the opening of BRG's REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE Juried High School Exhibition (read more about this exhibition below). As always, Sundays@4 presentations are free and open to the public.

 

April 6: Kelli Scott Kelley's 'Accalia and the Swamp Monster'

 

BRG is proud to team with LSU Press and one of its own artist members, Kelli Scott Kelley, for a special Sundays@4 presentation that combines visual and literary art with Kelley's "Accalia and the Swamp Monster."
As the author and artist of a heroine’s surreal journey through a haunting southern landscape, Kelley reveals the mastery of her craft and the strong narrative ability of her artwork. Borrowing from Roman mythology, Jungian analysis, and the psychology of fairy tales, Kelley presents a story of family dysfunction, atonement, and transformation.
 
Reproductions of her artwork—mixed-media paintings executed on repurposed antique linens—punctuate the tale of Accalia, who is tasked with recovering the arms of her father from the belly of the swamp monster. Visually and metaphorically, Accalia’s odyssey enchants and displaces as Kelley delicately balances the disquieting with the familiar. 
 
Rich in symbolism and expertly composed, Accalia and the Swamp Monster pulls readers into the physical realm through Kelley’s chimerical imagery and then pushes them towards the inner world of the subconscious. To that end, Kelley’s story is accompanied by essays from Jungian analyst Constance Romero and art historian Sarah Bonner.
 
A culmination of nearly a decade of work, introspection, and research, Accalia and the Swamp Monster is both an entrancing display of Kelley’s art and an affirmation of the transformative power of fairy tales.

 

Other Upcoming Sundays@4 Presentations:

April 27: LSU Experimental Music Concert

May 4: A Reading by LSU's 2014 Graduating Creative Writing MFA Students

May 18: Poet Ed Ruzicka reads from 'Engines of Belief'

May 25: Author Ronlyn Domingue reads from Book Two of the Keeper of Tales Trilogy, 'THE CHRONICLE OF SECRET RIVEN'

June 22: Sam Irwin reads from 'Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean'

 

 

For more information on this series, contact Baton Rouge Gallery at 225.383.1470.