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 Arts + Culture BREC.ORG/ARTSANDCULTURE
 Opportunities listed below are for all ages and no fees are associated unless otherwise noted. Please see the table of contents for more information if special accommodations are needed.
Events
FIRST FREE SUNDAYS
Free self-guided tours will be offered on the first Sunday of each month. Special programs of traditional crafts, informative lectures, and family activities are planned for “First Free Sunday.”
SWAMP ART SHOW FIELD DAYS
Those interested in working on entry pieces for upcoming Swamp Art Show Series shows can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration completely free! Whether your gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies – we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER
Nov. 13 + 14 / Operating Hours / All ages Registration is not required
More info: 225-757-8905 swampevents@brec.org
Programs
ACTING I: THE FOUNDATION
This class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Students will work with ensemble building games, script analysis and scene study. No experience is necessary. A great start for the beginning actor!
INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE
Sept. 13-22 / Monday-Wednesday (6 classes) 6-8 p.m. / Ages:16+ / $100
Limit: 10 participants
More info: 225-216-0660 theparktheatre.com
DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS THE MUSICAL YOUTH PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
You'll be #RottenToTheCore with Descendants the Musical! Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies. Disney's Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films!
INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE Audition Date: Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9-Oct. 17 (Monday-Thursday) Rehearsals: 5-8 p.m.
MAGNOLIA MOUND
Aug. 1 + Sept. 5 + Oct. 3 + Nov. 7 + Dec. 5 1-4 p.m.
More info: 225-343-4955
MUSEUM DAY
Museum Day is a nationwide event where participating museums and cultural institutions across the United States offer free admission. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. #MuseumDay
MAGNOLIA MOUND
Sept. 18 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More info: 225-343-4955
CREOLE MOURNING CUSTOMS
Special tours will highlight the rituals and customs associated with death in early 19th-Century Louisiana. The historic house will be decorated as it was customary for funerals. A non-scary educational experience that focuses on the difficulties of life in the 19th Century.
MAGNOLIA MOUND Oct. 19-Nov. 2
More info:
225-343-4955
HOMAGE TO A HERO: RUBY BRIDGES
In 1960, at the age of 6, Ruby Bridges was the first African American girl to desegregate an elementary school in New Orleans. A lifelong activist for racial equality, in 1999, Ruby established The Ruby Bridges Foundation to promote tolerance and create change through education. BREC Art celebrates this brave young girl who grew to be a passionate maker of change. Students will paint an impressionistic portrait of the young Ruby Bridges using acrylic on canvas.
MILTON J. WOMACK PARK
Nov. 6 / 10:30 a.m.-noon / Ages: 8+ $25 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents $27.50 for out-of-parish residents
To register: webtrac.brec.org More info: 225-281-9509
robin.mcandrew@brec.org
Ages:9-17 / $75 Limit: 25 participants
More info:
225-216-0660
theparktheatre.com
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