Arts around town: Jacob Legasse’s ‘Morphosis,’ Arts in Medicine exhibition at Manship Theatre, and more
Opening Monday, May 7, and running through Friday, May 18, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Firehouse Gallery will showcase the work of graduating fine-arts student Jacob Legasse with his exhibition Morphosis. The colorful presentation delves into human vulnerability through ceramic creatures and still-life paintings, which aim to invoke the primal being as well as the evolution of it. A special reception will be held for the exhibition on Friday, May 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Manship Theatre is displaying art created through the Baton Rouge General Hospital’s Arts in Medicine program in an exhibition titled A View Into Our World: An Artist’s Way starting tonight, May 3, with an opening reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the first-floor lobby featuring a performance by New Orleans musician Rhe Washington, as well as the sale of some of the works. The Arts in Medicine program is assisted by the hospital’s artist-in-residence Patti Bailey, who helps patients explore the healing powers of creativity. For more information, visit manshiptheatre.org.
Tomorrow, May 4, is the LSU Museum of Art’s monthly event Stories in Art, which aims to engage young learners with the museum through specially designed projects for children ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers. The program will run from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and will include an art project as well as a book reading. For more information, visit the event page here.
Live After Five wraps up tomorrow, May 4, with the high-energy covers by After 8 in downtown’s City Hall Plaza from 5 to 8 p.m. The free event is open to the public and suitable for all ages.
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Sunday in the Park series continues this week, May 6, with a fusion of pop, R&B, soul and more with Funkin’ With Friends from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza. The group of Baton Rouge musicians takes its audience through decades and genres for an exiting musical experience with everything from a three-piece horn section to a DJ.
Tonight, May 3, at 6 p.m., Baton Rouge’s own The V-Tones will take to the Perkins Rowe stage to take the audience through the decades with classic and alternative rock as part of the Rock N Rowe series. For more information, visit the event page here.
On Sunday, May 6, the Baton Rouge Gallery is hosting an ARTiculate Artist Talk series in which attendees are able to get a glimpse into the minds of the artists.
Next Monday, May 7, marks the closing of the American Institute of Architects of Baton Rouge’s Building Ideas: The Making of Architecture exhibition in the gallery at Manship Theatre. The exhibition showcases design projects that were chosen by independent juries over the past few years for their excellence.
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is hosting its monthly Baton Rouge Arts Market this Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. downtown at 5th and Main streets. The open-air market gives local artisans the chance to engage with the community alongside the weekly Red Stick Farmer’s Market. For more information, visit the event page here.