April 19 – July 1st – Amy Ouchley Nature Inspired Jewelry Mini-Showcase
Come see the amazing creations for display and sale in this mini-showcase at the Schepis Museum! Amy's mission is to create jewelry with a story by taking inspiration from nature. Truly one of a kind and not to be missed!
June - Upstairs Gallery: Young, emerging artist Caitlyn Dionne will showcase her photography that centers on her love of horses. “I love capturing the beauty of the relation between the horse and rider as well preserving the culture and heritage shared by all equestrians!” – Caitlyn Dionne. This exhibit is an excellent accompaniment to the Lions Club Rodeo in Caldwell Parish – June 6-8th.
June - Downstairs Gallery: Amanda Roe and Brandy Williams
Brandy Williams work features themes of her great passions -Traveling, Street Photography, and Painting. Although the subject matter of her artwork is very broad, she brilliantly incorporates personal experience, familiar territory, and adventure into my each of the pieces – simply, she shares a different perspective of the beauty our world has to offer.
Amanda Roe’s works in this series explore mankind’s relationship with war as our constant companion, similar to our human-canine bond. We developed a close relationship with dogs that precedes the formation of civilizations, and war soon followed. The references for these works are real photos of soldiers and dogs in WW1, in which dogs performed many different tasks.
June/July – Week Long Kids Camp – Registration opens May 22
youth grades 3-10: June 24-27th and July 22-26th
June 24th – photography: we will explore the basics of photography and take a short walking trip through Columbia to practice the craft! When we return to the Museum we will select and print their 5 best images for use in day2. Your child will need a simple digital camera, smart phone or tablet with camera and the ability to connect to the internet to transfer images by email/text/or direct connection to computer.
June 25th – mixed media: using the photographs from day 1 we will create a mixed media collage, including paint, clippings from periodicals, found materials, and more! Weather permitting, we will also paint a mural on the levee together!
June 26th – Canvas painting day! Using inspiration from their mixed media or a designed theme, participants will complete a small canvas work. We will explore some of the basic techniques and then create!
June 27th – Sketching & Water Colors! Taking inspiration from nature we will sketch a scene and use water colors to create!
July 22nd – Textiles! Design and assemble a backpack bag! We will use a variety of materials to sketch, paint and assemble this useful bag! Bags can be kept or donated to kids in need for the next school year! We will also design and paint a banner for the July 4th Celebration in Columbia.
July 23rd – Build a Bear! Using templates, we will design and build a teddy bear. Bears can be kept or donated to the children’s home. We will also finish our banner for the July 4th Celebration in Columbia.
July 24th and 25th – Participants will help us create a book! We will write and illustrate a book together! Each participant will take home their creation to share!
June 29th – Celebrate July 4th in Columbia! Music, games, food and more from 6-9 with fireworks closing the evening at 9pm. Don’t miss this free community event!
Closing reception for 3-C photography, Amanda Roe, and Brandy Williams! You won’t want to miss your chance to meet these talented artists and take home one of their extraordinary works!
July: Main Gallery - Making a Movie: Dinosaurs! Come experience the art of making a film and find out more about the Monster of Caldwell unearthed in the early 1800’s! Exhibits will include models from the ULM Natural History Museum Collections and more!
July 26&27 – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – Tickets are $50 and will be available now!
Ticket includes live murder mystery show featuring a great small Texas town murder mystery, drinks, a 3-course meal, and a lifetime of memories! Tables seat 6, don’t delay call for your tickets today!
July – August – Rocky Boudreaux - I have one foot planted in the photographic processes of the 1700’s and the other in those of the modern day digital realm. I am not the “Historical Purest” some claim to be but rather relish both processes independently and often blend the two. I also refuse to be placed in a limiting category of one or another or to be restricted by a classification of being a Black & White or Color Photographer. My interest runs the full gamete of life. I consider all subjects, methods, and art forms to be celebrations of life which is far too short to be limited in one’s scope. No box type classification for me!
August – September: Main Gallery – Sportsman’s Paradise! Come experience the rich bio-diversity that make Louisiana so unique. Back by popular demand, this exhibit will showcase a variety of works by area hunters and craftsmen that showcase why Louisiana is truly a sportsman’s paradise!