September 2013 Newsletter

RRAA News – September 2013

River Region Community Art Classes

It’s time to register for the Community Art Classes beginning this month. Developed in partnership with River Parishes Community College, the non-credit classes are held in six-week sessions.

Fees are $75 RRAA members and $85 non-members. Session 1 is held between Sept. 9 – Oct. 19

“Still Life in Oil or Acrylic” – Mondays 6-8 pm

Drawing the Head” – Tuesdays 6-8 pm

Drawing & Acrylic Painting”– Wednesdays 6-8 pm

Basic Drawing Skills” – Thursdays 6-8 pm

“ Intro to Cartoons & Comics” – Thursdays 6-8 pm “Beginning Digital Photography”- Thursdays 6-8 pm “Drawing & Painting” (ages 10-14) – Saturdays 10-12 Collage for Teens”- Saturdays 10-12

Collage for Adults”- Saturdays 1-3 pm

Registration forms at the Depot Gallery or online at


Depot Gallery Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Public & membership invited. To assist with the reception, contact Darlene Morris, reception chair, at

225-266-4110 or


RRAA Board Meeting at Depot Gallery

Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 10 am


RRAA Membership Business Meeting at Depot Gallery Quarterly Membership Business Meeting” & Pot Luck Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4 pm

Members are encouraged to bring a pot-luck finger food. Beverages and paper goods provided. To submit a business agenda item, contact JoAnn Eiswirth at least two days in advance.


Awesome Art on Bayou Festival 2013

Vendor applications are due Sept. 20. The festival will be held Nov. 2 & 3 from 10 am-5 pm at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales. Vendor applications are online at or contact Roger Tygier at

504/421-3639 or .


Art Gumbo Market at Houmas House Plantation Entrance

Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The monthly market features arts & crafts by RRAA members & complimentary food tasting from Houmas House. For a vendor application, contact Mary Demarest at


LA Hot Air Balloon Festival Children’s Art Village at the Lamar Dixon Complex

Sept. 27 from 10 am-7 pm & Sept. 28 from 3-7 pm RRAA volunteers are needed to help with art activities during this popular festival. Supplies provided. 3 hour shifts. Your chance to give back to the community for their support. To volunteer, contact JoAnn Eiswirth.


Depot Gallery

Wednesdays – Sundays 11 am – 5 pm

1008 W. Hwy 30 in Gonzales

On display are 250+ works of art representing 28 member artists. To display your artwork, contact Betty Marks, gallery chair, at 225-939-9917 or


Art Gallery at Houmas House Plantation Gift Shop

Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm

40136 Hwy. 942 (River Road) in Darrow

Artworks by member artists are displayed in the Gift Shop. To display your artwork, contact Diane Tygier, gallery chair, at 225-257-4533 or


JoAnn Eiswirth, President