the brg team
Andreasen has served as BRG's Executive Director since the summer of 2008 (having joined the gallery in 2007). A native of Miami, Florida, he relocated to Louisiana's capital city in 2005. Since then, he's shifted away from a planned career in the courtroom to a life in the arts. He continues to work to grow both Baton Rouge Gallery and the arts in the greater Baton Rouge area in general through a number of ventures. During his time with the gallery, he has led the organization to new heights in programming, charitable giving, art sales and more. Prior to his work at BRG, he also worked as a freelance entertainment writer, having interviewed the likes of visual artist Robert Williams, musical legends George Clinton and Marco Benevento, comedians D.L. Hughley and Lewis Black and many popular local bands such as Galactic, The New Orleans Bingo! Show and others.
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Ronell Johnson comes to BRG with more than 20 years in fundraising and event planning experience, having worked with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra for many years and most recently with Baton Rouge General. With a marketing degree from Georgia State University, Ronell has experience managing grant programs, volunteer engagement efforts, and events attended by thousands. She was awarded the "Top Ten Parties of 2016" for her work on the BRSO Gala. Ronell is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the C.B. Pennington, Jr. YMCA and is a past member of the Baton Rouge Events Association, Junior League of Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge Symphony League and Forum 35.
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exhibitions & programming coordinator
As an artist, Kelsey earned her MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University and her BFA from California State University Long Beach. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally in Italy, Japan, India, and South Korea. She has been awarded grants and scholarships through the Joan Mitchell Foundation and others. She comes to BRG after serving for a number of years as the Director of Visual Arts at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Kelsey also has a record of service with area nonprofit organizations including The National Alliance on Mental Illness.
At BRG, Kelsey further develops the quality, engagement, and reach of the gallery’s monthly exhibitions and year-round programming.
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Special Events Coordinator
A Jackson State University alumna, Alexander joined our staff after earning her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. While completing her degree program, she worked with multiple nonprofits providing digital marketing, content creation and event planning services. Also a visual artist, she joined the BRG staff to cultivate her passion for the arts and bring added exposure to the Greater Baton Rouge art scene. Alexander oversees the gallery's private/rental events, assuring that they are handled smoothly and safely.
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