HRAC Blog - Enrichment through culture & the arts

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Pets are truly a part of the family, and whether they trot, swim, fly or walk, they certainly leave prints in their owner’s hearts. We here at the Hammond Regional Art Center are also animal lovers, so we are launching…

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Robby Klein with Johnny in the Morning 

Celebrity photographer and Tangi native Robby Klein speaks with Johnny Chauvin during Johnny in the Morning. Listen as Robby recounts his beginnings as an artist and some highlights of his career.

Special thanks to Johnny Chauvin and Tangi

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Artist Talk with Robby Klein

The Northshore, and Hammond in particular, is the breeding ground for a lot of raw artistic talent. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of photography and in one son of Tangipahoa—the artist Robby Klein. 

Though he is…

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Reflections of an Arts Center

Written by Seth Pevey

 

If life were a football game, one’s 40th birthday would be as good a time as any for the halftime show. But instead of celebrity dance routines and fireworks, this interval often brings about a spell…

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Planning a Perfect Gallery Visit

Art galleries can be inspiring places to visit, but not everyone knows how to enjoy a trip to a gallery. Here we offer some tips in a brief guide to make your next visit to the Hammond Regional Arts Center…

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Making Music with J. Rees 

Singer songwriter J. Rees joins host Melissa Griffin on the podcast to talk about the songwriting process.  A storyteller at heart, Rees' music connections people through shared experiences.  On the podcast, Rees tells stories about how music comes to life--Rees'…

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DIY Sidewalk Chalk

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk chalk drawings are a fun way for kids to enjoy the outdoors and express their creativity. It's also an excellent activity for bored children who are stuck at home when school is closed. It's washable as…

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Young Artists Spotlight: Vanessa Smay

Young artist Vanessa Smay, a senior at Ponchatoula High School, sat down with HRAC to talk about her current work, her beginnings in art, and her favorite piece from her catalogue. Read our Q&A below and learn more about this…

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Let's Talk Stress: Art, Yoga and Social Distancing 

Host Melissa Griffin talks with Marc Settembrino, a sociology professor and certified yoga instructor, about the impacts of stress in a post-COVID world and ways to combat it using yoga (even for people who don't practice yoga), art and personal…

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The Importance of Art Education

Written by Melissa Griffin, Executive Director

I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing firsthand how art education reinforces a student’s regular curriculum in a fun and engaging way.  In art classes, elementary students are identifying shapes and colors, as well…

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Fine & Functional Shopping Guide

Give the gift of art this holiday season with choice selections from Hammond Regional Arts Center’s Fine & Functional exhibition. The show’s curators have selected some of the best works to make the perfect present ranging from books for children…

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