April Exhibition: Kelli Scott Kelley

Kelli Scott Kelley
From April 10-30 the Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC) presents “Accalia and the Swamp Monster Drawings” by Kelli Scott Kelley. Kelley’s exhibition takes viewers on a journey through a haunted southern landscape, one populated by surreal swamp monsters, which can only be found during our nightmares after a chilling bedtime story.

Kelley, an associate professor at the LSU School of Art, drew upon Roman mythology, Jungian analysis, and the psychology of fairy tales to create “Accalia and the Swamp Monster.” The exhibition will feature several of Kelley’s charcoal drawings along with mixed media works, painted and drawn on re-purposed antique linens. These works together form the basis for Kelley’s fairy tale “Accalia and the Swamp Monster,” inspired by Kelley’s research into the lore of the Louisiana swamplands.

Harkening to the traditions of women’s handicrafts as well as Louisiana folklore, Kelley’s exhibition examines the ways that historical perceptions of gender, family and place have impacted her personal experiences as well as her practice of art-making.

Culinary Arts Series begins on May 4

HRAC’s 2015 Culinary Arts Series presents FIVE dinners and demonstrations by some of Louisiana’s finest chefs at the state-of-the-art demonstration facility and dining-room of Alack Culinary Equipment Superstore: 
  • Chef Angelina Drago of Pro Start on Monday, May 4
  • Chef Coy Mollega of Coy’s Custom Catering on Monday, June 8
  • Chef Michael Gulotta of MoPho on Monday, July 13
  • Chef Tony Bosco of Bosco’s Cafe on Monday, Aug. 10
  • Chef Tommy Masaracchia, Tope La Restaurant on Monday, Sept. 14

Tickets are $65 for members, $75 for non-members or $275 and $325 respectively for all five dinners. Group rates are available for full tables (8 seats) and half tables (4 seats). Be sure to join the HRAC before you buy your tickets and take advantage of the great savings by becoming a HRAC member.

Summer Art Camp Registration

This summer, jump start your creativity! Registration is already underway for Summer Art Camp featuring members of the Hammond Art Guild as class instructors. For more information, click here to read up on the dates and class schedules.

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What's new?

HRAC is happy to announce a change in our gallery hours. We are now open on Monday and closed on Saturdays.


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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