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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 Arts in Medicine Exhibit in the Jones Walker Foyer is presented in partnership with Manship Theatre and the Baton Rouge General. This rotating exhibit gives Baton Rouge General patients and staff a place to display their art, guaranteeing consistent quality. This partnership started in 2015 and is still going strong.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Robert Rector's Artist Talk Event Details
Robert Rector's Artist Talk
Enjoy a free discussion with artist Robert Rector about his newest exhibit “Five Decades of Abstraction: A Retrospective”
Robert Rector, graduating with a Masters of Fine Art in 1973 from Louisiana State University, has spent the last 50 years of his artistic career exploring abstract and nonrepresentational work through painting. Rector’s work utilizes traditional elements in painting and design, being deeply influenced by the natural world his work illustrates the relationship between the environment and our human experience. “I try to recreate or interpret these elements in an abstract way using light, color, texture and the medium of paint.” Rector studied under LSU Professor Emeritus Edward Pramuk and has maintained a close creative relationship over the years. Pramuk describes Rector as “…an artist who produces visionary images which flow from his Southern birthright. He is, by any measure, a visual poet”. Rectors work has been included in various corporate, private and museum collections across the United States, including the Ogden Museum and Mississippi Museum of Art.
“Five Decades of Abstraction: A Retrospective” will open at The Gallery at Manship Theater on March 10th, with an opening reception on March 17th from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibition will be on view at The Gallery at Manship Theater, located inside the Shaw Center for the Arts, until May 6th. Exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5:30pm - 6:30pm
March 10 - May 6, 2017 - Sun&Mon:9a-5, Tues-Sat: 9a-11p
FIVE DECADES OF ABSTRACTION - A Retrospective: Robert Rector Event Details
"FIVE DECADES OF ABSTRACTION"
Louisiana artist, Robert Rector, hosts his first retrospective featuring 50 years of artwork at The Gallery at Manship Theater within the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge.
"I am influenced by elements of the natural world and elements of our man-made world and the relationships created. I try to recreate or interpret these elements in an abstract way using light, color, texture, and the medium of paint. To me the medium is an integral part of the object. I want the viewer to see the paint as the medium, the process, and the product. I am always searching for new ways to explore and apply this medium."-Robert Rector.
Rector will be on exhibit from March 10th, 2017 - May 6th, 2017.
Join us for an evening celebrating Roberts work on March 17th from 6:30-8:30. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on Manship Theatre's Fine Art Gallery and upcoming exhibitions, visit our gallery page.
March 10 - May 6, 2017
Sun&Mon:9a-5, Tues-Sat: 9a-11p