BRCC to host 11 Annual Arts Fest, April 8-18

Baton Rouge Community College will host the 11th Annual Arts Fest, April 8-18 on the Mid City Campus, 201 Community College Drive, with some events occurring at the Frazier site, 555 Julia St. All events are free and open to the public. The festival will kick off in the Magnolia Gallery, Mid City on Monday, April 8 at 11 a.m. There will be a total of 34 events featuring crafts, visual and performing arts, and creative workshops over the festival’s eight days. A full schedule is posted below. 

Monday, April 8

Kick-Off featuring music by Dr. Charles Brooks, 11 a.m. to noon, Magnolia Gallery, Mid City 

Voices from the Bayou student reading, Noon to 1 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City

"I can't draw" drawing workshop with Hope Amico, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Art Annex, Frazier

Tuesday, April 9 

“Voices of a People’s History of the United States” with Jenny Yanez, Istrouma High School students, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

Printmaking in the Expanded Field” with Leslie Friedman, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

Tunes At Noon with Kristen Foster, Noon to 1 p.m., Magnolia Gallery, Mid City 

“Music Talks” with Kristen Foster, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

Wednesday, April 10

Fan Fiction! Writing Talk/Workshop with Kathleen Schexnayder, Shea Varnado, and FANDOM, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

Cyanotype Printing with Deb Lillie, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Art Annex, Frazier 

“Bear Language” Epic Poem Writing Workshop with Donney Rose and Taylor Scott, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

“The Mixed Bag” Multi-Genre Performance featuring Donney Rose, Tony King, Brittany Marshall, and Marcel P. Black, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Magnolia Theater, Mid City

Thursday, April 11

“Mythology and Democracy” with Eric Elliott, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

Tunes at Noon with Dexter Jackson, Noon to 1 p.m., Magnolia Gallery, Mid City 

Social Awareness and Activism in Painting” with Barriane Franks, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

"Sankofa's Eymbrace," a graphic novel presentation by visual artist and author, Antoine Mitchell, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

"The Hard Work of Art Work," a panel discussion with Donney Rose, Marcel P. Black, and Antoine Mitchell, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

“Umbrella Decorating” with Daphne Flentroy of Le Rouge Creations, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City 

Friday, April 12

“Monster Mugs” with Caroline Smith, Noon to 3 p.m., Art Annex, Frazier 

 

Monday, April 15

“Craft Brewing,” a discussion with brewmaster, Henryk Orlik, 11 a.m. to noon, Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City  

Creative Writing Workshop with Julie Wedding, Noon to 1 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia Mid City  

Introduction to Oil Painting workshop with Jeromy Young, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Art Annex, Frazier 

Tuesday, April 16

Film studies/Film analysis discussion with Professor Ben Lowenkron, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City

Creative Writing Workshop with Julie Wedding, Noon to 1 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City  

Story Telling Workshop with Alexis Braud, 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia Mid City  

Creative Change: Art as Social Action” with Donney Rose and SK Groll, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City

Writing Resistance Workshop with Donney Rose, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City

“Institutionally Aggravated” with Dr. Lisa Flanagan and Students, 5 p.m., Black Box Theater, Magnolia, Mid City 

Wednesday, April 17 

Paper Creations with Sister Adelaide, 10 a.m. to Noon, Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City

Creative Workshop with Omar Offendum, Noon to 1:30 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City

"Whimsically Creepy" with Barbara Donovan, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Art Annex, Frazier 

"SinSyrianly Omar," a performance by Los Angeles-based Syrian-American rapper/poet, Omar Offendum, 6 p.m., Magnolia Theatre, Mid City 

Thursday, April 18 

Digital Storytelling with Dr. Ben Powell, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Mac Lab, Room 140, Governors, Mid City 

Student Art Showcase and Reception, Noon to 1:30 p.m., Magnolia Gallery, Mid City 

“Excerpt of the Audit," a performance by Donney Rose from his forthcoming poetry and mapping project, "The American Audit," exploring the 400 years of Black American life, 12:30 p.m., Magnolia Gallery, Mid City 

Music Talks” with Dexter Jackson, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City

“Say Less” – Micro Poem Workshop and Performance of Epic Student Poem from "Bear Language" event, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dumas Conference Room, Magnolia, Mid City

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