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The Gallery at Manship Theatre is a versatile exhibition space located on the theatre's mezzanine level above the Jones Walker Foyer. This open air space is perfect for local and national professional artists to exhibit their personal collections in the Gallery located in the heart of the Shaw Center for the Arts.
The Frameworks Gallery Exhibit in the Jones Walker Foyer is presented in partnership with Manship Theatre and Frameworks Gallery. This rotating exhibition features local artists represented by Frameworks Gallery.
Both exhibition spaces are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Hours are Monday 9-4, Tuesday-Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-1.
December 7th, 2017 - March 4th, 2018 -
WATER TRAILS OF THE ATCHAFALAYA Event Details
Manship Theatre and West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to highlight Louisiana’s rich natural diversity with an exhibit dedicated to the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp. The exhibition, Water Trails of the Atchafalaya, will be on display at The Gallery at Manship Theatre from December 7, 2017-March 4, 2018. Come celebrate Louisiana’s greatest natural resource through the art and lifestyle it inspires!
Water Trails of the Atchafalaya is dedicated to Greg Guirard who passed away in early June. The exhibit features Guirard’s photography as well as that of C.C. Lockwood and Justin Patin. The exhibit also features original works by Louisiana native artists including Melissa Bonin and Rigsby Frederick.
Named “long river” by the Choctaw, the Atchafalaya River stretches 135 miles from where it branches off the Mississippi and Red Rivers to its terminus at the Gulf of Mexico. The basin of this river, which includes some 1.4 million acres, is the only growing delta in Louisiana. It boasts the largest contiguous bottomland hardwood forest in North America and is prime wintering habitat for more than half of America’s migratory waterfowl. The Atchafalaya Basin may be a last refuge for endangered species such as the Peregrine Falcon, Bachman’s Warbler and the Ivory Bill Woodpecker, as well as the endangered Louisiana Black Bear and the Florida Panther. Overall, the Atchafalaya Basin is home to fifteen Federal and State listed endangered or threatened wildlife species.
White tail deer, bobcat, coyote, alligator, beaver, nutria, mink, otter, musk rat, armadillo, fox and opossum also call the Atchafalaya home. The numerous mammal, reptile and amphibian species attract local hunters; and the nearly 100 species of fish, crawfish, shrimp and crabs support commercial and sport fishing. Because of its rich diversity, the Atchafalaya is considered the most productive swamp in the world.
December 7th, 2017 - March 4th, 2018