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Museum honors artist with Ron's Retro exhibit
The West Baton Rouge Museum opens the year this weekend with a new exhibit honoring Ronald Kennedy, a retired professor of visual arts and photography at Southeastern University.
Ron’s Retro: Historical Happy Hour honors art professor Ronald Kennedy
The West Baton Rouge Museum opens the year with a new exhibit honoring Ronald Kennedy, a retired professor of visual arts and photography at Southeastern University who died in December of 2021.
The exhibit—Ron's Retro opens on Jan 19, in honor of Kennedy's 75th birthday. There will be a 6pm Historical Happy Hour on January 20 at the Museum located at
A beloved friend of the West Baton Rouge Museum, Kennedy served as an artist, art educator, and an advocate for civil rights, social justice, and equity rights in the arts. He displayed his works of art numerous times at West Baton Rouge Museum’s annual SugarFest event and was known by many artists in the area. He created drawings, paintings, and photographs using African Art as a motif. His works are mixed media and utilize irregular shaped or mask-like shaped canvases.
The museum will also highlight artists from the greater Baton Rouge community. Keith “Cartoonman” Douglas, Malaika Favorite, Randell Henry, Michael W. Howes, Philip D. Louis, Darlene Moore, FeliciaNoelle, and Clifton Webb will all have mesmerizing pieces displaying their talents as veteran artists. Drawings, paintings, collages, and creations made from copper are just a few of the art forms that will be exhibited.
The public is invited to honor these established artists who are also teachers, juried show winners, and board members. This exhibit opens on January 19 and will run through March 19.
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