Zen Aesthetics

On view through September 27th

Join us at Hammond Regional Arts Center to experience the art of Rosemary Goodell. Explore Wabi-sabi, the aesthetic defined as the beauty of things "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete." In Zen philosophy there are seven aesthetic principles for achieving Wabi-Sabi: irregularity, simplicity, weathered, natural, subtle, tranquil, and unbounded by convention. The characteristics of Japanese art, line, flat color, pattern and asymmetrical balance are elements that inspire and complement Rosemary Goodell's paintings.

Brews Arts Festival

Friday, September 27 from 5-9 p.m.

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its flagship craft beer tasting event, Brews Arts Festival with the theme of “10 Years of Beers & Cheers!” The festival will take place in downtown Hammond at the Morrison Alley Parking Lot off North Cypress on Friday, Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A ticket to this year’s festival includes access to samples of beer from local craft brewers combined with food pairings from local downtown restaurants. Each brewery will pair a signature crafted beer to a chef or restaurant-created sample tasting. In addition to promoting locally crafted beer, Brews Arts Festival will also feature live music, and an arts market. 


Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Tea Ceremony Sunday, September 29th

As part of the expanded programming for the Zen Aesthetics exhibition, the HRAC will host a special Japanese tea ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 29th. During the demonstration, guests will learn from Naomi Yoder the conduct and etiquette of traditional Japanese custom through the serving of carefully prepared tea. Seatings are available at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and are by reservation only. Tickets can be purchased by calling or visiting the Arts Center, or via our Square store.

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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.


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Holly & Smith ArchitectsRon S. Macaluso Law Firm, LLCJerry Hymel's Our Glass Studio, Dr. Sue LeBlanc, D.D.S.

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Tom & Donna Gay Anderson
Jeffrey and Barbara Smith
Alexis and Todd Ducorbier
Deek & Leisa Deblieux

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