Interpreting Nature

Opening reception Friday, August 3rd from 5-8 p.m.

Interpreting Nature is a culmination of artworks created by local married couple and metal artists, John and Nancy Perilloux. Metals and nature combine to bring a unique art experience that mimics the beauty of nature that's permanently etched in their iron artworks.

After meeting John 20 years ago, Nancy was instilled with a passion for forging metal jewelry. Her career in art began with landscape paintings. The inspiration for her paintings come from things seen in her daily life, particularly in the wooded area of her home along Chappapeela Creek. John Perilloux's work reflects the ever-changing qualities of nature.

Each design has grown and evolved using blacksmithing techniques that create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces as well as sculpture and architectural works. Nature is a guiding figure in his works which reveal images of our physical world such as tree trunks, branches and vines.





Playing the Staircase

Friday, August 31st 6-8 p.m.

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is pleased to announce the next session of its original listening room series, "Playing the Staircase." This exciting new concept to Hammond, Louisiana sees the Hammond Regional Arts Center transform into an intimate listening room for original, acoustic music designed to expand the Arts Center’s mission into the audio arts.

"Playing the Staircase" features local and regional musicians playing on the landing of the HRAC staircase and gives audiences an intimate listening room to enjoy original lyrics and music. Each session of “Playing the Staircase” occurs the last Friday of the month with musicians performing from 6-8 p.m. These events are B.Y.O.B. Admission to each listening room is $5, and the entirety of the cover goes to the musicians.

Ameal Cameron kicks off our next session of "Playing the Staircase" original music series on Friday, August 31st.

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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
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Deek & Leisa Deblieux

Don Fellows & Hayley Taff

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