The Arts Council of Livingston Parish hosted its annual Watercolor Exhibit, featuring the work of juried artists Mary Jane Hunt, Chris Bajon Jones and A. Lynne Jones, at its facility on Hummell Street in the historic Antique District of Denham Springs.

The show also included artwork from Lara Crafton’s Gator Art Club of Gray’s Creek Elementary School, with about 15 paintings by about a dozen young artists adorning the walls of the Arts Council’s largest room.

The organization’s next exhibit will feature photography done by the members of the Louisiana Photographic Society, which will begin Mar. 4 and continue through Mar. 30. See the story on C10.

The reception for the show and its accompanying mini-lecture series is slated for Saturday, Mar. 11.

The reception will begin at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 2:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Lisa Langell, an award-winning professional wildlife photographer of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Other speakers scheduled for the day include presentations by Louisiana Photographic Society’s Ashley Herrick and Mahdi Moinul.

For more information about the Arts Council of Livingston Parish or to become a member, visit the organization’s website at www.artslivingston.org, visit them at 133 Hummell Street or call (225) 664-1168.

The Arts Council of Livingston Parish is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote art performances, training, and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the artistic, cultural and economic vitality of Livingston Parish.

Its stated goals are to provide local artists opportunities to exhibit and sell their art in the ACLP gallery and other venues and to provide “Art in Education” through visual and performing art classes in the elementary schools in Livingston Parish.

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Tommy Comeaux is the Lifestyle editor at The Livingston Parish News. He can be reached via email at TommyComeaux@gmail.com. You can also follow him on Twitter, @tommycomeaux.

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